The future of the genre

With the popularity of Pokemon Go and the cultural shift that occurred because of it, one can only assume that the location-based and AR genres are now mainstream gaming platforms. Previously, GPS functions were only rarely used on mobile devices, and now they have become mainstream.

This shift will not only encourage better GPS capabilities on mobile devices, but that in turn will allow for apps and games to consume more accurate location data. Also, GPS power consumption will likely be reduced and both these factors will have a positive effect for those developing location-based apps or games.

As apps and games begin to consume more GPS and GIS data from services such as Google or others, it could be assumed that prices ...

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