Why Pokemon Go is a hit combination of Gamification + Geoinformatics!

What is Pokemon Go?

It is a huge multiplayer online GPS-dependent game app developed by Niantic that engages people to search areas to find Pokemon in the real world with the use of augmented reality (AR). It uses GPS coordinate to mark the location of various Pokemon within real-life views captured by the phones’ cameras. To play with this, we have to be physically near targets on the map to interact with them. Pokemon Go is already on pace to surpass Twitter in daily active users. But the app needs lots of permissions – location data, camera and more and that is where it open the gate to collect user enormous data. It’s done to make mass geolocation and its metadata collection fun from the primary market (18-30 who grew up with Pokemon) who will install it with a sense of nostalgia and then to engage them through Gamification principle.

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Personal Website Stats For 1 Year

It has been one year since I made my personal website and getting more than 6000 views all over the world is pretty interesting. After seeing from which social networks user try to open my website and how they are interacting with the site, I made many changes. So please check out the site. Your views will be appreciated 🙂 http://www.ayushaggarwal.in/

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Career Opportunities in Geoinformatics in India

Nowadays Government wants to make cities smart in the path of Modi. But do you know how much Geo-spatial technology will contribute to making your smart city? Every area ranging from urban administration and unmanned aerial vehicle technology to missile, e-governance and even advertising and marketing today depend on Geo-spatial data. Most of the countries in the world have started specializing in Geographical Information System (GIS) after understanding its future impact. It is a key emerging and evolving industry in the 21st century that offers an excellent career avenue with immense potential and many as-yet undiscovered opportunities like in spatial data visualization, spatial Intelligence, augmented reality in Geo-space and conservation of the earth data.

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Install and Run Spotify from Google Play in India [No VPN, No Root , No APK]

I love music that is why I need to have original updated Spotify on my One plus One android Phone. But like others, I can not get it in my google play store in India. I tried various option available online like download APK, use VPN or crack version which were insecure. Moreover after some time it was outdated due to update in the Spotify Application in google play. I could not download APK again and again which is frustrating.

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At last I got an Idea and tried to apply as follows –

  1. Asked my US or Canada friend to make a google account for me from his city with his address (Pin code) and Phone number.
  2. Asked username and password then signed in to google account through it in my android phone
  3. Open play store and switched google account there with the new one.
  4. Now I can see all android apps are in the dollar and not Rupee.
  5. After that downloaded the application through this account.

Edit – But you will need VPN for first time Login as Spotify has updated its application like that.

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Geospatial Industries in 21st Century

In this blog, I will describe the work of various Spatial Industries in the 21st century, which have the idea to harness the power of Spatially data for map entire world around us. If you want to know what that power is then read my previous article.

The Spatial Industries before 21st century has been a  niche one but things are certainly changing after Google’s entry in the mapping industry back in 2005 with Google Maps which was an indication of the power of spatial use. Also according to the US Department of Labor, Geospatial technologies, along with Nanotechnology and Biotechnology, are three most important high-growth industries for the 21st century.

Be it Self-driving cars or UAVs or Wearables or Virtual Reality or Citizen Sensors that were showcased as the powerful 21st century products after computer and mobile, they all have a spatial connection enabling the next generation of informatics. That means maps, which are the representation of spatial connection, are essential for almost any kind of hardware today.

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Gamification touch in Geoinformatics

What is Geoinformatics?? According to Wikipedia,  Geoinformatics is the science and the technology which develops and uses information science infrastructure to address the problems of Geography, Geosciences and related branches of engineering. It includes all the fascinating things which you can think of like map which is the most used things in one form or other by humans since stone age, analyses on human-computer interaction with both wired and wireless networking technologies, urban sustainability planning, augmented reality and satellite systems and its data, space exploration and web mapping like google map, google earth etc.

So then why Gamification is required to develop it? First let’s see what is gamification, It is the use of game thinking and game mechanics in non-game contexts to engage users in solving problems and increase users’ self-contributions. We loved games due to these game mechanics only.

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Amazing Android Daily Use Apps for Multitasking

Nowadays, we come across various Android apps with various applications, so we have a large pool to select from. Personally, I feel these apps are useful for our daily and multitasking use.

1.  Hide it Pro  (Rating – 4.4)

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Hide it pro

It hides pictures, videos, applications, messages, call on your phone with encryption so that basic apps like Gallery etc. will not find them. But these things are not in cloud type of thing, but it is in your external SD card in encrypted form. So there is no privacy risk as it will not store in the cloud. Moreover, it is disguised as “Audio Manager” in the App Drawer. It also had inbuilt gallery which categorize media into folders of our choice so that we did not have to unhides it to view. Other features include Private Browsing and Locking Apps.

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