Wasssall this about then?|
Is anyone in the beta?
That popular huh?
Yeah, well, I've requested a beta log-in. I'm not expecting much.
Running around, looking fairly sheepish with the phone pointing at random objects, being spammed with adverts for Burger King, that kinda thing...
nickthegun 60,514 posts
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Trafalga square is a hotspot! I must get down there!
Oh... my phone has been stolen..
My man gives real loving that's why I call him Killer
He's not a wham-bam-thank-you-ma'am, he's a thriller
Aye, that too
I'm waiting for a beta invite.
Come and get it cumslingers!
Ginger 6,879 posts
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Looks like they're starting to build the dataset and test the UI for google glass. Signed up for beta access
Edit: Actually, it doesn't look anything like that at all. Still, signed up
Edited by Ginger at 11:20:12 16-11-2012
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jellyhead 24,350 posts
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I must be old. I'm not interested in doing Google's legwork for them. Years ago i'd be all over this due to my interest in VR but all i keep seeing is marketing schemes.
Bleh. My younger self would be disappoint.
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Yup, why are they doing this?
OK, they have a titanic load of cash and are always looking to create "buzz" via one avenue or another.
Ultimately though, they harvesting data and selling more sodding advertising. Can't help but feel a bit cynical too. I'll probably load it up in town for 10 minutes, declare it bobbins and uninstall it. If google are reading this though, I mean't to say I'll totally help you leverage your vertical marketing schnitzel vortex, obviously.
magicpanda 13,411 posts
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They are doing it to collect data (for free) for a pedestrian navigation system.
Car GPS for people on foot.
So, anyone playing this?
They haven't sent me beta access yet.
Come and get it cumslingers!
Quite enjoying Ingress.
I don't particularly care whether they're using it to harvest data, it's actually quite a fun and tactical capture the flag game and I think it'll be pretty cool when it's out of beta and there are more players.
I applied for the Beta on 15 November, and got sent an invite on the 8th December. My home town as 1 portal, and my place of work has one portal. No idea if that's relevant, if they are after capturing more POI stuff then it might be.
Did they just lift the beta? I downloaded the App and got it up and running without anyone asking for a key.
Very confused by the game though. There are quite a few portals that I pass by each day. Do I have to slowly wittle away at them? Bunch of fucking students have all claned up on them and crnked their levels to 5-6.
If you can read this you really need to fiddle with your forum settings.
If you had an activation code emailed to a Google mail account that is linked to your android device, then you dont need to enter it into the Ingress app, your account is already activated.
I downloaded this today, and dont have an invite on any of my google acocunts, and the app asks for an acti code.
...looks really cool though. Hope I get an invite soon.
I've been playing this now for about 18 days, I managed to win an invite off of one of the fansites who were running a competiton to crack codes and clues.
So far, absolutely zero advertising that I have seen, and it has been a lot of fun walking about capturing portals and leveling up. Also met a lot of new people along the way and we now have regular meet-ups to go and knock out enemy portals and have a drink along the way.
All I can imagine that Google is farming out of this is GPS accuracies across devices.