A month later, Rio Olympics 2016 was to start but it gave no major setback to the release of Pokemon Go, a location-based AR embedded free-to-play game. That’s the power of Augmented reality in the game development. The scope of augmented reality is massive to be measured in the technological landscape. It has already given a major push to the techniques of developing games for smartphones.
The fate of technology is to grow always so that it could contribute towards a more satisfying consumer experience. And, with the explosion of popularity there comes a number of legal issues. But how could law come in between the popularity of augmented reality video games? Quite strange! Well, the geeks having familiarity with laws won’t react similarly. Wishing to know why? Keep on reading to unlock your query.
Here are the Legal Concerns for Augmented Reality Game Development
Consumer Privacy Concerns
The concern is related to consumers’ private account details. While signing up for the game, initially, the Pokemon Go requested full access to users’ Google account meaning the app development company can easily get the access to users’ Google drive, Google docs, and the Gmail account. Although, the mistake was corrected with the later release Pokemon Go. However, it still asks for the access to camera and global positioning system.
Safety Concerns Associated with Games
A number of reports concerning trespassing on private property, distracted driving, walking into traffic, and other such accidents were filed with the addiction of users playing Pokemon Go. This could go worse with the users’ inclination towards the game. As an effect of the same, many homeowners filed lawsuits against players seeking the refund for the damage.
Intellectual Property Concerns
There are a number of property concerns related to the use of augmented reality. The loss of property by the users while playing the game is something that may raise a number of legal issues. While the game developers keep urging the users to respect the laws of the real world, there have been a number of cases against the users.
Augmented reality games are so new to legal landscape. While there was a huge hype after the release of the game, legal cases were similarly filed against the property loss. It may take a long time for courts to discuss these matter in the legal landscape.
One more concern with augmented reality is that gut feeling of realness that AR technique may present as a part of the jurisdiction, which is actually not real. This may harm the complete justice process.
The article aims to figure out the interesting factors coming out with augmented reality in the eyes of laws. I have tried to answer some possibilities of AI that may change the scenario in terms of laws. The above-quoted example of the game like Pokemon Go (that makes the best utilization of AR) has already raised a number of questions the answers for which are still pending.
The recipe to the best mobile app development takes more than one ingredient, among which the choice of the best framework is something that adds ultimate flavor to your dish. A dish that Google play loves the most.
Why not consider this trendy platter for your business too to engage and earn the clients? Sounds more like a solution to get those ever-demanded clicks. Well, I can guide you towards that recipe that is sure to add client engagement to your business.
It is never easy to cook a dish that everyone loves. But then adding those spices perfectly is the secret to cooking something that everyone will like at least. And, when it is all about mobile app development, pick up framework as the very first ingredient.
Now, the burning question is that which framework you should rely on when the list is an extended one? The solution to this problem lies in reading this guide till the end. And I promise you to pass on the secret recipe towards the end of the write-up. So, get ready to go on a journey that takes you to the success formula of app making with the choice of the best framework.
Here we go!
Xamarin is another framework that developers love. Xamarin has got two different versions, the one that is available to download for free and another one that is the paid version. Unlike the free version, the paid one has really got some of the most outstanding features. However, the successful implementation of the framework requires the complete knowledge of the specifications of the platform.
Apportable framework helps you develop your app simultaneously to be iOS ready making an Android version alongside using objective C language. The platform is most popular among game developers. It helps them serve their app on Google play store as well as Amazon App store.
The world of frameworks is evolving massively to offer some of the best platforms to the developers. All the above-developed platforms are the most renowned ones that are frequently used by developers. These platforms are allowing developers to make superb apps in the least time possible.
In this modern internet era, technology is defining traditions to a great extent. And the recent survey that claims, traditional internet usage is declining cannot be ignored. As users, you are sure to agree with it. The fact that every one of us has got a smartphone makes it easy to access websites through our handy devices. All it takes is a few taps on screen followed by the click on the “enter” on your device. Quite easy, literally!
Convenience and an amazing user-experience are two reasons that app browsing is getting more popular. With mobile apps, we have the luxury to get results with just a tap on the screen. It is not only the convenience, there are a lot of reasons that has helped app browsing attain much more popularity. Here is a brief discussion on the elements that have helped this trend flourish like anything. Here comes the briefing.
In case of apps, it is easier, functional and effortless to tap on a screen to get the results. Apps offer an optimized experience to the users, what else is required! Browsing through a link over the desktop is not tricky but not as easy as going through the tabs on the smartphones.
Games and Social Networking Sites
Playing games and browsing through social networking sites over the smartphones is probably the best of all to kill the time. Of course, it rejuvenates the users but don’t let it be your addiction as happened with the “Candy Crush Saga”. The game was launched,
downloaded by millions and the rest is history. The case is not similar with desktop browsing.
Ease of Access
As it was discussed earlier, the ease of accessing websites on smartphones has given the popularity to app browsing trend over the smartphones instead of browsing the same over the desktop. Smartphones are handy and makes it a cakewalk to visit any of websites. Browsing through desktop is not as handy as going through smartphone websites.
Luxury of Accessing Websites Anywhere
Probably the best of all benefits. You carry your smartphone everywhere and this gives you the freedom of accessing websites anywhere at any point of time. The case is a bit different with the desktop or laptop devices as you may not have access to your device everywhere.
In The Conclusion
Today’s users are fascinated for the luxury they get with smartphone browsing. Well, desktop browsing has perks of its own but the traditional usage of internet browsing is departing slowly. Moreover, the element of responsiveness has also given a major push to flourish the trend of smartphone browsing.
The news may not please the app owners but Apple has recently reduced its affiliates for App Store apps and in-app purchases from 7% to 2.5%. The reduction in the Apple store commission is gaining mixed reaction from the users and the developers. The 64 percent cut has already been implemented from May 1st, 2017. While there is no worry for users, but the news is sure to affect the entire App Store ecosystem.
Apple community websites are generally linked with a referral ID to App Store downloads. Whenever users buy apps using this unique link, a small share of the purchase is rewarded to affiliate partner. This is how the affiliate partner makes the profit from the in-app purchase activity from the users. Developers still earn 70% of the sale and the app-partners receive incentives for the same.
So, the recent cut down in affiliate program reward states:
As per the document shared on the affiliate percent change, Apple will continue to offer 7 percent affiliate to iTunes as well as iBook content such as music, movie, TV shows, and books. Thus, the implementation is only going to affect the earning on the mobile apps submitted to Apple store. With this new change, it seems Apple is planning some big moves for the near future.
The move is one strange also, as Apple just rolled out the news a week prior to its implementation, which is just not the way Apple works. It was indeed a short notice for the affiliates to adjust to this new change. Affiliates are marking the news as Apple’s dramatic move to cut down their earning by almost 64 percent that is of course huge when it comes to profit making.
And, for the developers who were making extra income from affiliate links, it is of course a move that is going to hit them hard. Moreover, the move is sure to force websites that had been relying on the affiliates as the source of their additional funding to find new ways of earning extra revenue. These sites may choose to include more ads as well as well sponsored content for additional money making.
Well, the rates for affiliates have just been cut down and now it is time to wait and watch the upcoming reactions. As Apple is known to change the trends(in a positive way), this new move may hit its image. Apple is also expected to introduce more such modifications in the near future.
The global mobile apps revenue is growing with a lightening speed and is expected to reach to $76 billion by the end of 2017. It is a great news for all the companies thriving hard to get the share of profit from the same. Even for the developers who have entered into this huge world, the news holds importance.
It is not only about knowing the news but also getting benefited from the same. Have you ever given a thought to the fact that every company creates apps but there are a few ones who rule the reign? What is there in the approach of these companies which makes such a huge difference? Let’s now start by focusing on the successful app development considerations.
Simplicity in the Design
Accept it or not but the technology is advancing and the users can only be engaged with some exceptional design. The most successful companies understand this and they are focusing on creating apps that even a toddler could handle. Additionally, developers need to think from user’s perspective prior to initiating the design or even implementing the ideas. Let your creation blow the mind of users and allow them everything with a swipe on the screen.
Keep Surprising the Users
The surprise is one of the ingredients that add more flavor to your app. Developers must understand the same. Remember the addiction for Pokemon go? The game addicted the users across the globe with a well-planned strategy, - “surprise”. The app made the best utilization of Augmented Reality techniques and easily won over the hearts of users. The location-based game was developed to find Pokemon in real time.
Develop App for Target Audience
Developers must know the mindset of their target audience. It helps to create the specific app functionality that could engage the users. When knowing what to serve, it gets easier to design. For example - if you have to target children with your app, you will need to use simple app functionality. Hence, look for the specific age group and the kind of audience prior to designing your application.
Implementing New Ideas
The bottom line is no one wishes to see same design over and over again. It, thus is mandatory to bring new app ideas for the audience. Think about the messaging service app WhatsApp, it included a list of innovative ideas to let the audience experience something new. This was one of the reasons behind the massive success of the app. Appealing to the audience with new ideas is always going to help you win the race.
The key to be a successful developer is to offer exceptional user experience. If your users are satisfied with your efforts, it is going to be easy for you to design the app. And, as it is said earlier in the write-up, keep surprising your users with innovative app functionalities to make your job even easier.
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