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About a week ago I searched apps in the Android market for Pokemon Go, only about 10-15 results. Today hundreds of results. I've also heard of Youtubers who until recently only had a few subscribers. Then they made some of the first Pokemon Go videos and now have millions of subscribers. I think if you can come up with some apps that will help Pokemon Go players with something, they would do real well. But is it too late already?
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don't know. I thought its IP violation. How to differentiate fair use and IP violation?
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I agree, Nintendo don't have the nicest of records when it comes to people using their stuff to profit from.

Tho to cash in on it you would really need to get a App out now, as there will be 100s of people trying it right now and 100s of new apps 'pokemon' related are getting uploaded every day. It'll just be like flappy bird all over again :|
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don't know. I thought its IP violation. How to differentiate fair use and IP violation?


Yeah but you can make fan apps or guide apps if your careful how you word the app's title and description. And also don't use any of Nintendo's artwork or graphics.
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Also google are very quick to take down any new games / apps which use famous game or trending names. We tried to use flappy in one of our games a couple of years ago to catch the flappy bird craze and we were quickly taken down like many other developers' games. Apple and Amazon are a bit more relaxed so you could try to catch the wave on those stores, but i wouldn't risk google.

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To try to clarify a little here, I'm not saying make a pokemon game or app that rips off Nintendo. What I mean is make an app that helps Pokemon Go players in some way. Guide app, tips and tricks app, GPS locations of Gyms/Pokestops, something like that.
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i see 2 guide apps on gplay already at 500K installs. They using words like Poke Go in app title. may be if anyone has spare google play account, then worth a shot.
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i see 2 guide apps on gplay already at 500K installs. They using words like Poke Go in app title. may be if anyone has spare google play account, then worth a shot.
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oihh so many downloads ^^ 
i uploading a guide and boom you cant do it because about something with  the purchase lol  ??!!
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This is what I'm talking about: http://www.slashgear.com/poke-radar-app-crowdsources-the-hunt-for-pokemon-19448819/
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To try to clarify a little here, I'm not saying make a pokemon game or app that rips off Nintendo. What I mean is make an app that helps Pokemon Go players in some way. Guide app, tips and tricks app, GPS locations of Gyms/Pokestops, something like that.


Actually in most cases you can use a copyright in your product as long it "improves" on the product. Just like you said "Guide app, tips and tricks app, GPS locations of Gyms/Pokestops, something like that.".

You wont get a cease and desist letter, well atleast not on Apple, Google is just random.

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Actually in most cases you can use a copyright in your product as long it "improves" on the product. Just like you said "Guide app, tips and tricks app, GPS locations of Gyms/Pokestops, something like that.".

You wont get a cease and desist letter, well atleast not on Apple, Google is just random.


not 100% because i uploaded also a guide for pokemon but now its banned because the name pokemon is copyright 
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not 100% because i uploaded also a guide for pokemon but now its banned because the name pokemon is copyright 


I've heard that you can use copyrighted words in your app titles, it depends though on how you word it. If you put the copywritten word first it's not good. But supposedly I've heard if you put the copywritten word on the end of the title it's ok. Such as:

"Fan Guide for Pokemon Go" = ok
"Pokemon Go Fan Guide" = ban

Rayleigh, can you tell us how you titled your app that was banned?
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yeah iTunes rejected my app ask i didnt used word for between my app title and keyword "pokemon"
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I've heard that you can use copyrighted words in your app titles, it depends though on how you word it. If you put the copywritten word first it's not good. But supposedly I've heard if you put the copywritten word on the end of the title it's ok. Such as: "Fan Guide for Pokemon Go" = ok "Pokemon Go Fan Guide" = ban Rayleigh, can you tell us how you titled your app that was banned?


This is correct, you have thousands guide apps in the Apple App Store that passed review and that include a copyright in their title.

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I've heard that you can use copyrighted words in your app titles, it depends though on how you word it. If you put the copywritten word first it's not good. But supposedly I've heard if you put the copywritten word on the end of the title it's ok. Such as: "Fan Guide for Pokemon Go" = ok "Pokemon Go Fan Guide" = ban Rayleigh, can you tell us how you titled your app that was banned?


the title was pokemon guide ultimate ban ^^
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