We told you recently about a new app that will replace the original Ingress app for agents that have upgraded to the Prime scanner. It’s called, “Scanner [REDACTED]” and it is now available in the Google Play store: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.nianticlabs.ingress.prime.qa&rdid=com.nianticlabs.ingress.prime.qa
This app will only be available for current Ingress Agents and will be removed once feature parity has been achieved between the two scanners. This is expected in early to mid 2019.
As far as the loadout cards, I believe they sold them at the anomaly’s because they believed the gear provided would be used AT the anomaly. Additionally, those cards were not free, you paid a premium to get them. Did they make a mistake and not make them active only if you hacked the specific portal and entered the code and they should have made the code expired the next day after the anomaly. As far as prime, I hate it. I am old, fat and ugly and find the dark scanner hard to see, and hate that it EATS my battery up so quickly. I have an iphone 8, so it isn’t like the battery is 3 years old, it is brand new. I think ingress is totally broken for me!
Keep at it! Use Scanner [REDACTED] for a bit! New software is bound to have bugs, but I do think they are listening to the community and making changes. It was much darker, imo, during beta and people complained, and changes were made.
On the loadout cards, I think they were just trying to monetize the game. Quantum capsules were a great selling point and not useful during an anomaly. But again, I think they need to inform us of why they do certain things. We all have our own opinions and thoughts on the matter, but I could be completely wrong with my assessment. Thanks for your comments and for listening to the show!