• lemabu

    The log-in screen explaining that there is no association to Google might stem from the fact that Ingress is hosted on App Engine. Now, this is pure speculation but apps hosted on Google App Engine that use the integrated log-in feature of GAE show this kind of message.

    See also: Documentation on GAE user-service: https://developers.google.com/appengine/docs/python/users/

    Example log-in site (Click “Sign In” to see the exact same promt as on ingress.com): http://vetsresumebuilder.appspot.com/

  • Duncan Booth

    Check out Field Trip the only other app from Niantic. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.nianticproject.scout

    Field Trip pops up alerts whenever you are near interesting places, and one category of interesting you can select is ‘Ingress Portal’.

    It still isn’t clear that any of the Ingress data makes its way into Field Trip except under the portal category, but it does show how Niantic are thinking.

    Oh, and Ingress is now in open Beta (no invite required) leaves Beta altogether on December 14th.

  • http://www.aaronjohnalexander.com/ Aaron Alexander

    As a Lvl 8 player > #iJackPortals – There is a possibility the traveling data ( for validation checks) and potentially the photos submitted for portals, are used to help G Maps. As far as an untapped opportunity – There is a whole realm of possibility. Restaurants giving discounts to players that are part of the team that owns the portal, themed items etc. Some of the current winners and likely without knowing the culprit…external battery makers, phone mounts for cars and bikes etc Ingress is a battery hog and I guarantee you if you looked at Anker battery sales since the game came out….there is likely a huge correlation in upward trend.