Pokemon Go has received an update for iOS, version 1.0.1, with fixes for crashes, Google account permissions update and stability improvements for Pokemon Trainer club account log-ins.
Here’s the complete changelog for Pokemon Go 1.0.1:
- Trainers do not have to enter their username and password repeatedly after a forced log out
- Added stability to Pokemon Trainer Club account log-in process
- Resolved issues causing crashes
- Fixed Google account scope
This update fixes the highly publicized issue which claimed that Pokemon Go could access your Gmail due to its permission requirements. However, as per Gizmodo’s investigation, this turned out to be a false alarm. A security developer at Slack also tested the token provided by Pokemon Go and confirmed that it only access basic profile information. Niantic confirmed that they were working on a client side fix, which ships with version 1.0.1 that fixes this error. Weirdly, this issue did not effect Android users and only occurred with iOS users.
However, even after the update, my Google account still shows full account access for Pokemon Go so it’s unclear what has changed in permissions. But the question is does this issue stops me from playing the game? Absolutely not.
I have been addicted to catching wild creatures of the Pokemon world and have spent time evolving and training them. Therefore, despite this reported issue, the craze around Pokemon Go keeps on increasing. Even though the game is only available in 3 countries, it has already become a phenomenon and has been dominating the social media since its release in USA. People of all ages and fields are posting pictures and videos of Pokemon at real world locations. large crowds are spotted at place where news of rare Pokemon like Picachu is reported. Unlike any other game, Pokemon encourages people to step out, and form a community. Maybe that’s the reason for success of Pokemon Go.
The update is available now in the App Store for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
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