Ingress app(s)?

Discussion about Google's Ingress augmented reality GPS game.

Ingress app(s)?

Postby Graeme.N » 20-03-2014 16:38

So ... what app (or apps) are you using to play Ingress?

I went into the Play Store (or whatever it is called this year), choose "Apps" and did a search for "ingress" - got heaps of hits, over 100 :shock: , though the Ingress related ones seem to thin out after #50 (still a few appearing after #80).

Recommendations for and against welcomed. :D

(Looking for both phone and tablet options.)
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Re: Ingress app(s)?

Postby Trumpkin-NZ » 21-03-2014 12:19

I get on fine with just using the standard ingress app.

I do also have "Ingress Portal Calc" but rarely use it.
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Re: Ingress app(s)?

Postby Papa Bear_Left » 22-03-2014 21:40

The official Niantic scanner is the only one that's in the store, and the only one that they'll let you use. There's a popular alternative called "broot", but using it is against the terms and conditions and might possibly get your account banned.

Apart from that, the other apps are just helpers or training aids and the like. Ingress Timer is quite useful, letting you know when you can re-hack a portal, etc.
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Re: Ingress app(s)?

Postby Graeme.N » 22-05-2014 10:11

As well as the "Integrated Timer for Ingress" plugin by TRIGONE (mentioned above by PBL), I also find the "Ingress Intel Helper" by The Big Byte quite useful. - I know it's basically a browser shim, but still quite handy.
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