Pokemon Go Conquers Africa

Posted: Oct 5 2016, 8:48am CDT | by , in Technology News


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Pokemon Go Conquers Africa
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The hyper popular augmented reality game from Niantic is now available in thirty-one African countries.

Niantic is expanding the availability of Pokemon Go to more countries. The Pokemon Go app is now officially available in 31 countries in Africa. Last week Pokemon Go rolled into balkan nations and into central Asia.

These are lot of small markets, but taken together are giving the Pokemon Go world a neat additional reach. The additional revenue in in-app spending will be limited as many of the new nations are rural and or deal with poverty.

Niantic is working on major new features that are expected to be rolled out still this year. The new features include in-app tracking, trading and one-on-one battles. Niantic's CEO mentioned most of these features, but did not divulge any release schedules or feature details.

There is also still a security update pending that will introduce new encryption that will stop 3rd party apps from accessing the Pokemon Go servers. While it got calmer around Pokemon Go, the community is still very active and Niantic's upcoming feature will like give the game new fuel.

The Silphroad, the most popular Pokemon Go community is doing their big part to keep advanced trainers interested in the game. Their tools are extremely professional, you would think they are offered by Niantic. Actually Niantic should be very grateful that these guys exist. The Silphroad founders have recently been featured in a Business Insider interview. Watch below.

New Countries Pokemon Go is officially available on iTunes and Google Play:

Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Rwanda, Seychelles, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Chad, Gabon, Sao Tome and Principe, Egypt, Morocco, Botswana, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Cote d’Ivoire, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mauritania, Niger, Sierra Leone, Togo.

Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macau, Macedonia, and Serbia.

Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and Mongolia.

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