Saturday , June 16 2018

Darwin Police warn people playing Pokémon Go to be careful trying to catch ’em all


If you’ve been living under a rock, you might have missed yesterday’s news that Pokémon Go is now available widely for iOS and Android users. Built on similar concepts to Ingress, but executed in a rather different way, Pokémon Go allows users to explore the world via the app, capturing Pokémon everywhere from under your couch, on the train or around your office.

Full credit to Alex Kidman at Finder for .. well .. finding this one, with the Northern Territory Police Service getting in on the hype yesterday via their Facebook page:

It’s probably a timely reminder, notes Kidman, that as fun as games like Ingress and Pokémon Go are, playing a game doesn’t supersede the laws relating to trespass, nor does it exempt you from behaving otherwise in a dangerous way; crossing the road staring at your phone is dumb, and if you enter upon private property to catch your latest find, make sure you’ve actually got permission to be there.

Have fun out there!

Source: Alex Kidman at Finder.

Chris Rowland   Editor and Publisher

Chris has been at the forefront of smartphone reporting in Australia since smartphones were a thing, and has used mobile phones since they came with giant lead-acid batteries that were "transportable" and were carried in a shoulder bag. He saw the transition from AMPS to GSM, loved the Motorola StarTac, and got into Palm technologies in a big way. The arrival some years later of the original iPhone, and then the early Androids, awoke a new interest in mobile technology, and Chris has been writing about it since.

Today, Chris publishes one of Australia's most popular technology websites, Ausdroid. His interests include mobile (of course), as well as connected technology and how it can make all our lives easier.

Join the Ausdroid Conversation

1 Comment threads
0 Thread replies
Most reacted comment
Hottest comment thread
1 Comment authors
TheDeviant Recent comment authors
newest oldest most voted
Notify of
Valued Guest

FYI, the speed rating for the GPS to register with the game is a max 8km/h. Fast walking speed.
this effects multiple facets of the game.
Take care out there.

Check Also

OnePlus 6 sells over a million units in just 22 days, and you still cannot buy it directly here

OnePlus are a fledgling company focused on packing as much value into a phone with …