Anyone who has been outside in the last week has probably seen some millenial holding their phone up frantically searching and swiping. This would seem normal but it is a bit different with the release of the Pokemon Go app.
Yes, Pokemon is back in the front of the social consciousness once again. And everyone wants to use it to their advantage and entertainment.
That includes the University of Florida Police Department.
Using the app’s augmented reality, someone posted a photo of the Pokemon Krabby standing near a cooked crab. The University of Florida Police Department could not resist the lob.
well this is awkward ? pic.twitter.com/8gYEz1OgX0
— PokemonGo™ (@CatchEmAlI) July 11, 2016
— UF Public Safety (@UFPublicSafety) July 11, 2016
This, of course, is a reference to an embarrassing incident with Jameis Winston while at Florida State when he was accused of stealing crab legs from a local grocery store. That rivalry still runs pretty deep.
A response is surely coming.
Pokemon Go is an app that uses augmented reality to place the little creatures in actual places on the map. Using Google Maps, the app senses where a person is and tells them how close they are to a Pokemon. As they try to catch the creatures, it uses the cell phone’s camera to place a digital version of the Pokemon in a real-world image of where the person is.
It is actually an incredible and fun feat of technology to blend the digital and the real world. And, yes, sometimes it allows for some college football fun.