By Nerd Junkie
Right after I capture a Pokemon, the screen gets stuck with the white Poke ball icon in the upper left hand corner spinning. I have to keep restarting and losing my progress.
I first encounter the problem after spotting and catching a Bulbasaur a block away from my office. Instead of a screen confirming the digital monster is mine, I get a white Poke ball-like icon in the top left-hand corner that spins and spins and spins.
Later that day, I encounter two men taking turns posing for photos next to a Pokemon, which is superimposed on their phone’s screen, layered on top of the real-world background caught by the camera. I ask if they’ve had problems actually catching the creature, and they nod.
It’s the latest mobile equivalent of the Mac “spinning wheel of death” or the Windows hourglass. This one’s inside Pokemon Go.