I'll start. For Android users, Google Opinion Rewards will give you Play credit for answering market research questions. The amount of questions you get deepens heavily on your demographics it seems, as my female friend of the same age gets about twice as many questions as I do, but I've still obtained like six or seven dollars in the past few weeks. Nothing amazing, but spending money.
Past level 8, badges matter. I suggest syncing your stats with Agent Stats (Android) (iOS), as it can calculate a rough estimate of the time to reach your next level and badges.
As always, fields grant you 1563 AP apiece, which is the quickest and easiest way of gaining a good amount of AP. Always full deploy when you can, mod, link, and make small fields. Glyph hacking and recharging will provide small bonuses.
sigh - Here we go...
Ingress creative lead, Flint Dille is the mind behind the 'lore' of the game. He wrote a series of books about a character called Agent 13. It's a noir-esque setting of a secret organization guiding the fate of humanity and the other groups and individuals attempting to work against this group, mix in a bit of sci-fi, a dash of spy craft and there you go.
Some of the core concepts of this series was later pulled forward into the 'lore' of Ingress, including the number 13, warring secret societies, and spy craft.
I hope this helps!
I wonder why they don't consider hiring workers from Amazon's Mechanical Turk program for handling portal submissions. Turkers would do a great job and process each one for pennies.
Seems to mostly be an American suburb or rural thing. Many who play in urban areas can and do play on foot/bicycle. But in most of the suburbs (and almost all of the rural areas), the portal density just isn't high enough to effectively play without using a vehicle.
For instance, the town of Finleyville is about 15 miles south of the center of Pittsburgh, and you have only three portals you can play via walking. That's one whole field. There's a 4th portal about a mile away if you head east.
So, if you live in Finleyville (or any of the thousands of towns like this), and want to play, you pretty much need a vehicle.
Just in case anyone's wondering, it's IPST (Ingress Portal Submission Tracker)
My oldest unprocessed portal is from Jun 09, 2013 - 1234 days ago
Pretty much the same as Ingress but only requires two dudes to meet in a dark church parking lot to have fun. Ingress encourages 8.
Look at how many days the portal has been active and find out what date it relates to. Then head to Google's location history page, sign in, and find the entry for that date, which will tell you where you went that day. With that and the intel map, you'll be able to jog your memory pretty easily.
No, you don't need a Facebook account.
You can play just like you did before Prime by installing the Ingress app called "Scanner (REDACTED)".
You won't find it in the Play Store by searching for it, as it's not publically available to new Ingress Users. This link will take you straight to it
Get in touch with your local same-faction players they can help you a lot.
Learn to use the Intel map at http://www.ingress.com/Intel to find areas with a lot of portals, especially a lot of portals that change hands frequently so you can easily capture grays, and fill out and link into triangles the ones of your color.
Until you have levelled up a bit your bursters (xmp) won't be strong enough to really damage shielded portals.
Try going to a dense area and just linking every portal to it's closest neighbors.
Learn to glyph (the connect-the-dots option on the hack button), it gets you AP, more gear, and progress towards a badge.
>Agents, Your Ingress Scanner will soon be updated to version 1.122.0. The following changes have been detected:
>- Preperations for re-enabling Portal Submissions. - Magnus Reawakens anomaly series updates. - Additional classified modifications to Scanner codebase.
>Checkout upcoming Ingress events at http://www.ingress.com/events.
>Join the investigation to uncover the truth behind the portals at http://investigate.ingress.com.
Globally? Doesn't make a lick of difference.
Locally, you might want to look at how things are around your area, via http://www.ingress.com/intel. I suggest playing for the team that isn't doing so well, portals-captured-wise. (This allows faster leveling via 100 AP per hack on an enemy portal)
I chose Enlightened this way (and also partially because I like green better than blue!)
The whole point of the game is to get people to explore their town and outlying areas. If you're that hesitant to leave your house, then this game probably isn't for you.
But my suggestion would be to at least try it. Spend an hour or two hitting up a few nearby portals. Dunno if you have a car or not, but if your closest portals are somewhat spread out, most people prefer bicycling over walking. It helps to go on ingress.com/intel first to plan out a route. Any high level enemy portals are only good for hacking, as you won't make a dent if you attack them. As a noob, look for unclaimed portals that are white that you can capture. Also, a great way to get a lot of points easily when first starting out is to look at the map for portals your team already owns that just need to be linked together.
But if after a few hours, if you still don't like it, then go back home and never come out again. :P
There are at least a couple of Android apps that let you do that. Lock! :: Glyph and Ingress Glyph Pattern Lock. I can't vouch for either, and both have mediocre reviews, but they do exist.
Edit; You might also need to delete any files or folders named "Magisk"
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=ch.pala.resources is really nice, I know some people switching/playing both. It offers big variety - one can travel to build mines, travel to collect loot or just sit at home, expanding factotries and speculating on the market (and of course combine these)
You haven't seen "grind" yet. The doubling-AP-each-level standard gets pretty painful.
Check the Intel map in your area (http://www.ingress.com/intel) and just scout it for parks, busy parts of town, etc where there's a lot of portals, and you can use the level drop-downs to locate clusters of low-level portals. Go for those, and in the meantime, glyph hack portals--particularly enemy portals because of the huge bonus--and you should be level 4/5 pretty quickly.
By design you can not use it to scout for unclaimed portals easily.
In addition to the other advice being offered, I'll suggest using the Intel Map to find areas of weak or unclaimed portals. You will have to zoom way in to find unclaimed portals, but it beats aimlessly wandering around your city/town.
You can copy paste from https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.nianticproject.ingress&hl=en
Google shows that it's the first four instructions in the OWASP buffer overflow examples, #2: https://www.owasp.org/index.php/Buffer_overflow_attack
Doesn't seem like a link to anything else, but you could consider posting to /r/gamedetectives
Install Ingress Notification Helper. Enable attack notifications in Ingress, and Helper will filter them for you. I have it set to not play a sound or vibrate by default (but will still show up in the notification shade). Portals on my "favourites" list will cause the phone to ding. This lets me ignore all the unimportant attacks.
A resistance player tricked the system and placed 8 fake portals around his home. He dominated them as he could deploy from his lounge, used it to level up and dominate the city killing the game for us all. He has also admitted to multi accounting and spoofing. He now uses the lack of a ban to vindicate his actions. All 8 portals in this pic are fake : http://tinypic.com/r/5lxc02/5
A similar question was asked on Google Groups on the Ingress Discussion board a while back here. Niantic marked the correct answer themselves, which is basically that two players of opposing factions stand at a portal(s) and agree to constantly flip it back and forth between them.
It's the deliberate power leveling that Niantic doesn't seem to care for, which to me says that win trading is more the intention than the action. High turnover and standing at a portal battling someone for it in my opinion isn't win trading, because you don't want them to have it. As opposed to you capping a portal and then allowing an opposing player to capture it so you could capture it right back.
Here is the file:
I got it using the trick I posted and people said it was useless:
Not a website, but I really like the app "MemoGlyph".
I don't know about iOS, but if you're on Android, you can simply download it in the Play Store.
It can get very cold to patrol the city of Oslo, so you have to get the correct gear to survive. This is how I looked in my mask and goggles when I chased Melvil around Oslo :) https://www.dropbox.com/s/xiu9d85l3xqndam/2012-12-15%2009.48.01.jpg
This is just blogspam. I'd recommend checking out the official update thread in the /r/IngressPrimeFeedback subreddit here:
Here's the APKMirror link which is the only thing the article adds:
I don't think you understood the question. The "bubble" being asked about is not visible. Here's an explanation of the same phenomenon with a different metaphor: https://groups.google.com/forum/#!category-topic/unofficial-ingress-discussion/ingress-101/RqVTh7DRum0
Regardless on whether you think of it as an expanding bubble or a flying bird, I don't think anyone's done any empirical testing to determine exactly when the effect times out. And because its an anti-spoofing measure, Niantic won't even admit that it exists.
Where I live there's a portal called "Pott im Vorgarten" - literally just a small clay pot in some guy's frontyard.
Edit: Intel link with photo.
Deploying on neutral portals and creating control fields is the way to level.
|Deploying 8 resonators on neutral portal||1750|
|Creating control field||1250|
|Creating a link||313|
Use the intel map to find neutral portals. You need to be at zoom level 17 on the intel map to see neutral portals. If you don't know how to get to zoom level 17, then zoom all the way out to planetary view and click the "zoom in" button 16 times OR zoom all the way in and click the "zoom out" button 4 times. I've been having trouble with the "zoom out" button, though. You can also go the the area of the map you want to check, click "link" button in the top-right to get the permanent link, copy-paste that into your address bar, then change the "z=" value to "z=17". This will get you at the most zoomed out neutral portal viewing zoom level.
That HAS to be good for me.
It's a widespread issue and they are aware of it: >Thanks for all your reports and for providing detail on this issue. We're looking into it.
Yeah, Im going to second Berlin. http://www.ingress.com/intel?ll=52.511624,13.430262&z=11
I would imagine many European and middle eastern cities have significantly higher density due to the much longer history in them.
Inspired by a question by /u/skully7780 in this thread: https://www.reddit.com/r/Ingress/comments/559dnm/so_this_is_all_over_the_old_town_tonight/
As for how many you'd need to reach the moon from an L8 portal, it would be 2339 Rare Link Amps, 931 SoftBank Ultra Links, or 663 Very Rare Link Amps.
Of course, this depends on the following assumptions:
The returns on range multiplication don't diminish any more after the 3rd Link Amp.
You only use one type of Link Amp.
Somehow, you can pile an unlimited number of mods onto a portal.
Try it with your own portal levels and distances!
Now revised because /u/Schoentoon pointed out that it's not exactly the portal level, but the levels of the resonators: https://repl.it/DmDR/3
There's no "one weird trick" for glyphing. There's just practice.
You can use apps like this one for low-stakes practice, but so far as I know, none of them are up to date with all the glyphs and sequences.
It's a known issue and they claim to be working on that topic right now. Hopefully we'll see improvements in the next release (should be a couple weeks away, sadly).
You said that your game updated to Prime, that means you are a returning player/your account was created under the old scanner. That's good news for you as you should be able to use Scanner [REDACTED] until Prime reachs feature parity.
I used to use Glypher. It has a built in "simulation mode" that pretty accurately mimics the glyph sequences in-game. You can also tweak the sensitivity of the touch areas, meaning you have to be more precise with your glyphing for it to count.
First tip: try out ICalc and go to the hack page. It'll tell you how many hacks and hacking interval you get based on your mods.
It'll tell you that with 3hsvr and 1mhvr you get 16 hacks, each at 38 seconds interval and you'll burnout the portal in 9 minutes 30 seconds. So that's the ideal modding to maximize the Fracker time of effect. However, if you glyph, you'll probably still have a hack or two outside the fracker, since you spend more than a few seconds on each hack while seing the sequence then replicating it.
So probably the best idea in a real life scenario is to have 2mhvr and 2hsvr for a total of 22 hacks at 58 seconds interval. This will give you 9 fracked hacks and 13 unfracked.
Earn Google Play credit by answering short surveys. Download Google Opinion Rewards now: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.apps.paidtasks Short survey's, asking about stores you have been in, how you rate them, things like that.
Don't get your hopes up, OLEDs degrate much faster than normal LCDs. You can try a color cycling app and see if you can get it "unstuck", like any other LCD. But OLEDs have a tendency of losing luminosity much more rapidly than other technologies.
You can, however, give it a shot with these 2 apps: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.gilonm.burnfix
Relating to this topic, I'll just say... take a look at the info in these links: https://groups.google.com/d/msg/ingress-discuss/5QSpI5ZCMB8/qpVINtmUiawJ
I recommend getting in touch with your local Enlightened community. They can help you with your questions, and you can share the fun of ingress together.
To see portals on map: http://www.ingress.com/intel
Do you know, that you can look up your area on http://www.ingress.com/intel ? There you can find areas where you can do something. Find the areas the are battled constantly so that they are not fully build up.
Use the Intel Map. Zoom way in and look for unclaimed or low level portals. (Yes, they exist.) Go there. Attack, deploy, link, and field. You'll level up mighty quick. But you will need to make an effort. We've all been there. You can do it too.
Yeah. And identification of duplicates and "uninteresting" portal sites should count too. Both adds and subtracts are attempting to improve the quality of the game.
I don't know if this is typical in other regions, but in my region every crap corporate art installation, and quite a few art projects made by a student of welding, is a portal, and I'm not sure that was the intent of the game. "Mazatlan Fountain", I'm looking at you.
Not to mention portals that are just barely not duplicative of each other. There should be a minimum distance unless it's really warranted. Having a portal on some piece of art + again on the readerboard describing that art is pretty suspect. Basically I'd say if two portals are within resonator/mod range of each other they should probably be considered the same thing.
Don't use overlays for glyphing. Use an app like Glypher to practice glyphing, and actually learn the phrases. The overlays are crutches.
Agreed. The key lockers are a boon.
To assist your Ingress fund - assuming you run android - Google Opinion Rewards to drip feed your Play Credit.
MemoGlyph is my recommended app if you're still learning how to glyph.
Down votes? Really? It's not like I suggested Glyph Predict which in my books is straight up cheating.
MemoGyph has serval different game modes designed to help to remember glyph names and sequences.
Simulator: Simulates the glyph mini game. Includes vibrate feedback that some other apps lack.
Time Trial: Draw as many glyphs, by name, as you can in the set time.
Genius: You're shown a sequence of name + glyph. Each time you get it correct +1 glyph is added to the sequence.
Survival: You're shown the name of the glyph only and have to draw it. How many can you get correct in a row?
Search: A database of all the glyphs.
I had been using my own "system" like this for a long time, but a week or 2 using Memo Glyph and I have every one memorized. Glyphing is so much easier when you use the actual words/symbol combos.
A lot of good ones in here, but I'll throw this one out there: Glypher
It's helped me to get to Gold on the Glyph rune. Only way to get better at glyphing is to practice and this app helps you do just that.
There is not, sadly. Here is the convulated process I use to estimate my guardian:
Prereq: I'm on an android phone, and I've opted into Google's location history. iOS users have told me they cant use this process out of the bag, I don't know if they can opt into this.
0) Go to the 'week' tab in your agent screen in the scanner. Find the number of days listed on the Defense -> Max Time Portal Held row
1) Go to http://www.timeanddate.com/date/dateadd.html , enter today's date, select subtract, and put the day found in step 0). This should* get you a day about when your oldest portal was captured.
2) go to this site https://maps.google.com/locationhistory/b/0 and enter the date found in step 1). Also enter the day before and the day after the date found in step 1). Those are the paths you took on those days, and your potential guardian is probably along one of those routes.
3) Open the intel map and look at any portal along those paths that you own.
*I use the week tab because the all time will only display your all time max value. The week tab 'updates' more often. The trick here is if your guardian gets taken out, you need to wait 7 days to recheck this tab so the value can update itself.
All this said, it's better than actually telling you in stats. If Niantic send the portal location over in the stats, it could be easy enough for other people on the opposite team to parse that info. Now, if Niantic were to include a single item that didn't count against your max item count called a portal nexus or keystone or something like that, which showed you the name of your current longest held portal, that might work, as inventory seems to be handled differently and more secure than stats. But then you'd probably get a whole bunch of people complaining that they couldn't recharge through their keystone, so from a design pov I can see why that's not happening...
qr code data:
I'm not going to click it though. I was checking to see if it was a malware phishing attempt.
If you go by numbers of recruits, Resistance end up way ahead, possibly due to biases in the way the backstory is presented, the naming of the teams, and the order of the choices, not to mention roughly 44% of people name blue as their favourite colour, with green being 12%. In the big events in the USA the RES participants have outnumbered ENL by 3 to 1 in some cases. But your own town might be a local pocket of opposite-day.
When you join, there is a brief window of time between completing training and choosing your team, when you can view the map for your area at http://www.ingress.com/intel and see how the balance is sitting where you are. Check the map out on your computer after finishing training but BEFORE deciding on a team.
I am just around 24 million AP and a bulk of it comes from rebuilding a farm area where I live. There are 60 or so portals that we keep linked up and I frequently have multiple keys for them all. There are plenty of fields made when linking it all up. So taking the dog for a walk I can easily gain 150k AP in about an hour. And that's even on the low end of things. It's not uncommon to see 300k AP in under an hour and a half. So, depending on your area, it's not difficult to get some bigger numbers.
The area I'm talking about is in Silicon Valley and the farm area is kind of centered around this portal: http://www.ingress.com/intel?ll=37.378332,-122.116968&z=17&pll=37.378332,-122.116968
You may have to join up with higher levels during a farming event. They'll often be more than happy to get more support in the area so they'll often let you capture or place the first few resonators on a portal to get you leveled faster. Sometimes they'll even let you throw links to complete fields since that levels players like crazy!
Use this to find your local faction group: http://www.ingress.com/community/directory
Also, in general the bursters that you fire off are generally only effective up to two levels above their level. So you being an L2 with a max of L2 bursters will generally only want to attack resonators that are L4 at most. Also, not sure if you know this, but you can hold down the Fire button and wait for the pulse to gather around your arrow to get a damage bonus (the closer it gets to your cursor the better—up to +20)—I didn't actually know this until I was level 4!
That's an app called Integrated Timer. It allows you to place up to five countdown timers (for timing cooldowns of portal hacks, burnouts, XM regeneration, or whatever) or simple integer count-down markers (for counting how many hacks a portal has left) overlayed on top of Ingress. Some people say it's cheating, other people say it's just efficient use of data the game already gives you. (EDIT: It's also a possible violation of Ingress' terms of service, use at own risk.) If you want to be a big Ingress power player or you're just sick of forgetting how many hacks you have left or want to waste less time sitting around a portal to maximize hacking, it's a strongly recommended tool.
Agent stats. You need to download an uploader app from Google Play (or AppStore on iOS), and share your Ingress profile to it.
I use CyanogenMod 13 with a Nexus 5. I have ADB and App Root access disabled. Using SafetyNet Helper test, I fail the CTS profile match.
If this affects PoGO, this would be unfortunate. I'm not about to go through some awkward process to cloak the root that I'm not even using just to satisfy an app...
Edit: It affects it (PoGO 0.37 claims unsupported device)... So, my options include using some method on CM13 to break the root I don't even use, or to use the stock Marshmallow ROM which has broken GPS which Google refuses to fix. Fantastic :p
I seldom if ever force close Ingress and I've always used rooted devices. Those in and of themselves shouldn't be enough. Same with Cargressing. In and off itself shouldn't cause a ban. (There is an internal speed limit to the game, but it doesn't result in an email ban, just temporary error messages that clear up in a matter of minutes.) And plenty of people use Google Maps or similar to navigate to portals if they don't know the way.
I'm thinking it has to do with the large GPS drift you were experiencing. Sucks, because you can't do much about that, other than not play when you experience it. There is an app that a lot of people use for GPS stabilization, GPS Status and Toolbox. But it's usually recommended for people who's GPS takes a long time to resolve a "fix" on their position. Regardless, couldn't hurt.
Intell for Ingress (a.k.a. Intel Ultimate) seems to be just the intel map on a dedicated browser app, without anything extra, and is available from the Play Store. I do not know if it is against ToS (I don't see why it would be against ToS, but I cannot conclusively state it is perfectly kosher). All I know is that while Intel map is unusable on Chrome on my phone, this one is responsive.
Try this app. It's not from Niantic but it is exactly what you asked for. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.alsantsu.memoglyph
Edit: they have one for iPhone but I can't remember what it's called. (I have android sorry.)
For those unfamiliar/on mobile: Site/app is Agent Stats.
Participated in an RP8 build in Lodi, CA to meet the locals and get dinner. Afterwards, a friend and I hit up downtown Sacramento, CA, smashing two EP8 farms in the process and dumping untold hundreds of bursters into The Grid.
Notify Helper: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.holgis.portalnotifier&hl=en
Allows you to filter your notifications and setup separate tones for various events. This also allows you to only get notifications of the portals most important to you while ignoring everything else.
It's based on the septicycle. you can track them (offline) here: https://septicycl.es/
in the game, if you load up the intel tab, you can see the remainder of the septicycle. The score is based on the whole septicycle so far. given that we're on checkpoint 31 of 35, your new checkpoint score is averaged into that.... the two lines along the bottom show where ENL and where RES are for each checkpoint as they pass. you should see a noted increase in the green marker for the most recent checkpoint. when you average that into the rest of the cycle's CPs, you don't get a big change.
The scores reset to zero at the end of the cycle (currently due in ~19 hours).
If you want to more directly see your affect on the score, go to intel ( http://www.ingress.com/intel ) and, after logging in, go to your cell, and click on the regional score drop down, between your name and the global scores at the top. Find the most recent Checkpoint, and you can get a breakdown of the current checkpoint scores.
So, to recap: the intel screen on the scanner shows the global/regional cycle score. The cycle score is the average of the checkpoints so far, averaged out. Detailed, per-checkpoint numbers can be found on the intel map, and if you do the math, you can determine your cell's cycle score by averaging out all the checkpoint scores.
What keepcalm is referring to, is that at this point in the cycle, your 10k represents a normalized (across all checkpoints) 322 bump in score.
Wherever you live, get in touch with your local Ingress G+ community - you can start at http://www.ingress.com/community/directory , and also talk in COMM to get people to meet up with you. I'd be interested to see what would happen when he sees people with you that are all in the "enemy" faction while you will probably be enjoying your company. Ingress is much more fun when you play with others!
Also, if you want to learn more about the game, check out fevgames.net there are lots of tutorials out there. Also check Youtube: Here's one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HgvHV155gvo
Just remember one rule: Close the Field. You can make links big or small, all over town. just remember, if you see temptation to throw a 20km link, think about how to close it into a field.
Spraying links without any rhyme or reason just blockades your other teammembers.
use http://www.ingress.com/intel You can use it to plan out your neighborhood or town for linking.
As has been said before, asking for invites is considered bad form. have your friend sign up on Ingress and Niantic, and follow the Niantic Google+ members for a better chance at receiving an invite early.
Troll the IRC if you're really dedicated, but don't ask for them; this subreddit would be full of people begging for invites if that was encouraged.
The Google Playstore disagrees with you :
*" WARNING: Only Agents who made accounts using the original 1.0 Scanner can access Scanner [REDACTED] "*
If you don't have an account made before Prime came out, you can't download Redacted.
This is just spitballing, but does he have PIA (Private Internet Access) on his phone? I signed up with PIA, and they allow you to connect five devices in total to your account, including your phone.
I had PIA active on my phone when I tried to play, and it was connected to an IP address in New Jersey, while I was trying to play in North Carolina. I didn't get banned, but the game flat out refused to connect and came up with an error.
Things might have gotten a lot more strict since then.
I've used GPS Status & Toolbox with some success over the past few years. The app automatically updates the A-GPS information on your phone depending on the interval you've set.
I can't guarantee that you'll see immediate success, but it should help your situation improve.
Can anyone suggest one that will keep my walks fun and make me eager to go out to walk?
So far I have tried:
-Was fun for couple weeks. However it has too much staring of screen waiting to see Pokemon, too much stopping to throw balls and too long stops to fight at gyms. I am looking for game where I walk more and stare screen less than in Pokemon Go.
-Too much staring on screen and too much finding exact best location with GPS. Also too much to do at home when not walking. Was fun for week but more as and regular game than one making me want to go walk 10 km.
Ingress has been decent. It is more about walking to specific destination, checking screen there and short stop. However after about year of playing I know all local portals way too well and gameplay is getting boring and there is almost zero progress at this point.
Any suggestions for games that make me want to go to walk?
It's the second version of this ^^ With OPR happening at a rapid pace nowadays, I've been getting a lot of requests for a fix/new version.
If you're possessed, you might want to consult with a religious professional. There's an app that will show you where your local churches are.
Be careful when installing this app as the developers give you the option to install useless and what some would consider malware by selecting the "Enlightened" mode. This mode slows down your phone and can result in the user experiencing delusions, poor decision making and diarrhea.
The results of an experiment i did a while ago revealed that:
I've tested on various sources (wall charger, powerbank and computer usb ports) and my conclusion is that the USB cables used have a significant impact.
Your problem may be related to the USB cables being used or even the battery that may be faulty. Try with other cables/batteries in order to isolate the problem and good luck :)
I thought you meant apps which help you practice. But looking at it here : https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.chibatching.glyphpredictor&hl=en
Yeah, that's blatant cheating, no two ways about it.
Only gotcha is you have to hit the timers/resets yourself. IMO it'd be bad to help enable farmers figure out which portals are burnt out and which ones still have hacks available. Plus Niantic would have to do an on the fly calculation when you bring up the portal actions page to figure out if you can hack that portal. Do you really want to have the same delay in bringing up that menu as when you are sending a hack request?
I was in your situation. When I made my first photosphere it was so troublesome getting the information required about how to do it (properly) I gave up and didn't do another one for months. But now I do them all the time. And the more stuff you submit to Google, the faster they get approved. My edits to google maps go through pretty well much instantaneously these days. So I highly recommend the time investment - it pays off fast. Protip - the StreetView app is buggy as hell. Install the one form here as it is apparently the last stable version. (thanks /barbareusz !)
> What should the minimum distance between portals be?
The current minimum is nothing but a limitation of the app UI. If the app allowed more zoom or had some sort of magnifying glass (like in iOS) or a portal selector UI, then two portals can be as close as the underlying lat/long datatype allows (10 centimeters?).
The minimum distance cannot be zero. The db will break. Portals are uniquely identifiable via their coordinates.
> In an effort to speed up the process, developers are investigating the implementation of a crowd-sourced approach to these submissions.
The only practice this resembles (and not at all closely) is "win trading" whereby two opposing players stand at a portal and take turns destroying and deploying to level up more quickly. source. Clearing out a stupidly placed link that's screwing up the game for multiple players on both teams is a different beast altogether.
Someone posted the apk above. Re-download and install. I just did and it's working great.
There is one bike "game" I know of called Strava (https://www.strava.com/) which challenges bikers/runners to break other people's time trial records on popular segments of road using GPS tracking, though be warned it has lead to some deaths and should probably be avoided if you are an ultra competitive person. People have been known break traffic laws to beat other people's times, which endangers themselves and those around them.
You should probably stick with Ingress. It's not free from risks, it's easy to get lost in your phone while walking around and bump your head on a tree branch (happened to me twice, d'oh!) walk into a street (thankfully I haven't done this one) or walk into an area you shouldn't be in by yourself while holding your phone out for the world to see. There are a lot of people who bike and play Ingress in town, though as with driving a car: if you bike and play, please don't play while biking, pull over a moment do what you need, then bike on to the next portal.
Enjoy Ingress, it can be a great way to get yourself out of the house and moving. I was racking up some serious mileage walking around town when I was at the height of my Ingress addiction. Dropped some weight, burned through many pairs of shoes, good times!
As They will not offer any settings (for anything sensible), you can take matter to you own hands with blocking imageservers with null hosts on device or Ingress Ximage
This also makes browsing the keys MUCH faster. This is mandatory thing for heavy recharging sessions.
I've had experience in using IFTTT in my other sub so I might just do that and set it up so that anything the researchers post gets dumped into that subreddit. Thanks for the idea!
No, not always. The IITC everyone uses now is actually the reincarnated version of the original, which the author (Stefan Breunig) withdrew after he asked Niantic if his scripts were okay to use. There were many forks of the code, and the one Jon Atkins manages is what survives today.
You seem to use latest versions of SV which are terribly buggy. The main issue is tendency of picture drift. After you shoot first frame, stand still and see whether the picture moves by itself. If it does, restart the app and repeat the test, untill you have a still frame. Try using this version od the app: https://www.apkmirror.com/apk/google-inc/street-view/street-view-2-0-0-157538376-release/google-street-view-2-0-0-157538376-android-apk-download/
I find it to be the most stable. On the other hand, your problems may be caused by hardware issues od your phone (damage of position sensor or accelerometer). In this case the only solution is new phone
And contrary to what some may say, it is perfectly safe to sideload.
Edit: assuming you are on Android.
> You'll be able to re-submit them when the portal submissions go live again.
And from here on out, it's probably a good idea to submit a 360 image to Google Maps Street View at the same time you submit the portal.
If you don't know anyone playing, it's best to choose the underdog team. Open the app and pick an agent name but stop before picking a team. Then go to http://www.ingress.com/intel and look at the map for your area to see which team if any is dominating.
Passcodes can be entered on the intel map. Look for a button in the upper right corner that looks like a padlock.
The Android scanner also has a Passcodes tab among the tabs that appear when you press the ops button.
Valley Forge National Park, one of the best forms in the Philly area. I'm pretty close to Newtown which is my favorite L8 farm (because it's blue and fun to smash). 90 portals or so, always rebuilt in a day or 2.
Try to get in touch with the local Resistance, maybe someone can come to you. Also use http://www.ingress.com/intel (better: IITC)to check for weakened portals, if you have portals you can hold for a while don't recharge let them decay and rebuilt.
Also consider a trip to another city (if public transport is available), you can do a lot of leveling in an afternoon if you have a good location. And once you reached L6 you should be able to take don't their portals.
Also I like to say getting L8+ is completely possible by playing on foot.
>1.How is it against the spirit of the game?
"you shall not [...] use the Products for any commercial purpose, including but not limited to [...] gathering in-Product items or resources for sale outside the Products"
>3.How would trading\selling items in ingress be any different then in any other game?
It's not, selling items is against the rules of nearly every virtual game in existence.
First off, there's the "official" Intel map here:
Now, meet IITC (Ingress Intel Total Conversion), your new best friend!
A set of GreaseMonkey scripts (for Firefox) or Chrome plugins that makes the Intel Map much much much easier to use.
On a good day, we Chicago ENL get to hold on to this as an 8 farm.
Known in these parts as "the caterpillar", lately the RES won't let us keep it green or 8.
That's from the intel page on the Ingress site, which is not as well publicized as it should be. Easier to use on a laptop than a mobile device, good for planning your portal-hunting trips.