Pokemon Go for iOS receives update to version 1.0.1; fixes privacy issue, improves stability, more

You might have noticed that an update to Pokemon Go has delivered version 1.0.1 to your iOS device. With the update, there is a major change in the permissions requested when installing the app. No longer are players asked to give up full access to their Google account. Instead, the game just wants to "Know who you are on Google" and to "View your email address." Now, the game's creators can see only your basic profile information.

Niantic says that it never intended to ask for full access to your Google profile and only wanted your Google User ID and email address., Once the error was spotted, it went to work on the update and the speed of its appearance seems to bear this out. Existing players will automatically shift to the new permissions and do not have to make any changes.

The update also makes the game more stable and exterminates bugs that caused the game to crash at various times. And to make things smoother, after suffering through a forced lock out, trainers won't have to resubmit their username and password.

Pokemon Go has become a phenomenon, a welcome distraction from the horrific events that we have seen plastered on the Evening News. Right now, people of different ages, backgrounds and races are all getting together to play a game, thus proving that we can all get along.

source: TechCrunch

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6 Comments

1. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

Though I am not using it and am not intending to I am pretty impressed that this app works at such big scale without some bigger issues. Seems like they managed to make a good release at launch which isn't common these days even with paid titles (ugh Ubisoft...ugh EA)

2. xondk

Posts: 1904; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

just wait until its fully released worldwide.

3. kevv2288

Posts: 290; Member since: Jul 30, 2015

What about update for android devices

4. Scott93274

Posts: 6032; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

I'd be happy if they got it to work with Nougat beta. I would like to play the game, but I have zero intention of going back to Marshmallow.

5. KingSam

Posts: 1425; Member since: Mar 13, 2016

iOS app seem to work better. My camera view on Android looks like some compressed 4MP image. Snapchat suffers but not as much. I must say any camera related app is better optimized on iOS.

6. janis

Posts: 397; Member since: Mar 10, 2014

i watched video on youtube about this BS, well society must be very retarded

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