Feb 162016

Creating a Portal - Portal Submission in Ingress

Since it has been a long time since some of these pages have been updated we have begun going through and updating the pages on our site with more up to date and accurate information.  The first page we updated was the page on Creating a Portal in Ingress. Here are a list of the updates we made:

  • Updated the main page with the the information that currently you cannot make any new  submissions for Portals. As of September 2015 there is a temporary suspension on new portal submissions while they continue to process and evaluate the backlog of current submissions.
    • You will no longer see the NEW PORTAL option when long pressing on the Scanner.
    • There is no date set currently for when submissions will open back up.
  • We created a new Portal Criteria page with additional information on ideal portal locations including:
    • A location with a cool story
    • A place in history or has educational value
    • A cool piece of art or unique architecture
    • A hidden gem or hyper-local spot
    • Public libraries
    • Public places of worship
  • The Portal Criteria page also includes some Portal DON’TS when creating a portal:
    • Locations with NO safe pedestrian access
    • People, body parts, live animals – Just do not
    • Natural features (rivers, lakes, mountains, waterfalls, etc.) – This does NOT include plaques or signs near natural features
    • Candidates that are NOT permanent – this includes seasonal displays
    • Please do not submit photos that you did not take yourself (pulled from a 3rd party source)
    • No private residential property – this includes farms
    • Do NOT interfere with fire stations, police stations, or hospitals
    • No primary or secondary schools
  • Finally we introduced another new page for Tips and Tricks on creating a portal in Ingress.  Some of these Tips include:
    • Provide a detailed title
    • Provide a description that accurately represents the portal and explains why it is a good location
    • Take a clear photo
    • Ensure the location is correct

Hopefully you find this information helpful when creating a portal in ingress.  

Feb 262013

All Work and No Play makes Jack a Dull Boy

You might have noticed that there has not been much in the way of new updates or contests on Ingress Guide over the last few weeks.  Well it’s not often that these type of ‘Website’ blog posts are made but this one should explain the lack of updates and will hopefully also serve as a sort of introduction and plea for assistance.   Continue reading »

Jan 212013

We have a few more activation codes to give away for Ingress and we’re running into the problem of we are not sure of the best way to give away these codes.  So we’re asking for your help.

The Website has been updated with a poll over on the left side that we would like your input on.  We have started the poll with several of our current ways we’ve given away activation codes but if you have something else to add please comment on this thread and we’ll get it added.  (As long as it isn’t ‘give it to me’)

If you have any other questions about Ingress make sure to check out our Ingress Question and Answer post.

We look forward to seeing what you all would like to see for the next contest!