Your purchase will show up among the Pokeman Go “Items.”
You are now on a purchase screen, and you can purchase PokeCoins through the iTunes or Google Play stores by scrolling to the bottom. A Lure Module costs 100 coins (99 cents). You can buy larger amounts such as 550 Pokecoins for $4.99 and 1,200 coins for $9.99. You must confirm the purchase to your iTunes or Google Play account for billing.
That will take you to a “Settings” screen with options such as Items, Pokemon and “Shop.” Tap “Shop.”
A screen noting an “Empty Module slot” will open. Tap the white bar to install the module.
As smartphone apps go, the augmented-reality “Pokemon Go” really is a monster.
“Pokemon Go” has been downloaded to more than 15 million smartphones in less than a week, according to the analytics consultancy SensorTower, and restaurant operators are asking how they can capture them as customers as well as Pokemon hunters catch the little Pocket Monsters.
A restaurant operator can buy 30 minutes of heightened Pokemon action by buying Lure Modules and installing them at PokeStop locations.
The Lure Modules will only work at PokeStop locations, which frequently are near restaurants. In my neighborhood, Einstein Bros. has one in a strip shopping center and Starbucks and Zoe’s Kitchen just a half block away have one in front as well.
First step: Make sure your location and your smart phone are near a PokeStop, which is designated by an elevated blue cube on the app that turns into concentric three-dimensional spinning circles as you near it.
During the period when you want to increase possible “Pokeman Go” traffic for 30 minutes, tap on the spinning “PokeStop” and click on the white bar immediately beneath its location.
If your restaurant is within yards of a PokeStop, buy Lure Modules by first tapping the red and white ball at the bottom on the “Pokemon Go” app.
After the PokeCoins are purchased, you can buy a Lure Module for 100 PokeCoins or eight Lure Modules for 680 PokeCoins.
Let potential customers know you’ve made in investment by posting your alluring purchase to your Facebook, Twitter and Snapchat fans, such as Just Salad did in New York as seen in the tweet pictured above.
Your location is a “Lure” spot when you see what looks like a mini blizzard of pink colored leaves. The Pocket Monsters will show up for you and others for 30 minutes.