In the beginning, FastPokeMap was the most popular 3rd party app that could help trainers in Pokemon GO. If you’re not playing this game, then a little explanation is due. In Pokemon GO you go about your city, smartphone in hand, looking to catch those precious pokemon that you’ve heard everyone talk about.
But finding them can be a chore since they’re only visible when you’re really close to them. When it was launched, Pokemon GO had its own tracker system, only developers Niantic were quick to remove the feature for no logical reason. They did soon replace it, but the new system was thought inferior by many users.
More so, they have blocked all 3rd party tracking apps from accessing data on their servers. With their inability to update their maps with reliable pokemon locations, even the popular FastPokeMap was shut down.
But the developers of FastPokeMap have recently announced that they have managed to work around the encryptions of the Niantic servers. This means that the app should back in a few days.
More and more fans have quickly grown tired of how slow the developers handle updates. The lack of communication from Niantic has also made the game quickly drop in popularity.
Although it was broke records when it was launched in July 2016, Pokemon GO has seen a drop in millions of users. Not that Niantic is worried. In the United States alone, there are still around 20 million active users, while Pokemon GO is said to bring the company around $2 million in daily revenue.
Still, it’s not to say the game hasn’t improved at all since its initial launch. Just a few days ago, an update concerning many aspects of the game was made available. Now, Pokemon GO lets you track you egg incubation in real time, offers more XP for catching the same type of pokemon in a row, and allows you to bring six pokemon into battle when going to a friendly gym.
The last one is especially satisfying, as the gym system had become stale in the past few months. With level 10 gyms dominating the landscape, there wasn’t much for a lower level trainer to do at his friendly gyms.
Niantic is said to be developing a new tracking system in the San Francisco Bay Area, but they do not plan on releasing it worldwide anytime soon. But if we’re to trust the developers, we’re now only seeing a small part of what this game will eventually become.
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