Pokemon Go App For Windows Arrives Amidst Legal Crackdown

Posted: Jul 31 2016, 1:59pm CDT | by , Updated: Aug 3 2016, 9:53am CDT, in News | Technology News


Pokemon Go App for Windows Arrives Amidst Legal Crackdown

The first Pokemon Go app for Windows Phones got released today in beta.

A developer took it upon himself to create a Pokemon Go app for Windows phones. As reported, developer STApps announced to release a beta of his Windows 10 port of Pokemon Go on Sunday, July 31. This programmer sticks to his release schedule and made just hours ago the first beta of PoGo-UWP available on Github.

The Pogo-UWP app is an  UWP (Universal Windows Platform) client for Niantic's Pokemon Go app. The app gives you the ability to play in the same game-world as your friends that are playing with an Android or iOS device says STApps.

Features of the first Pokemon Go Windows app release include Login with Pokemon Trainer Club accounts, similar UI as the Android/iOS version but 2D only, use the map to see both Pokemons and PokeStops near your location, Catch Pokemons and visit PokeStops and get new items.

The feature set of the Pokemon Go app for Windows is still very limited. It might also not gain that many more features. The makers of Pokemon Go have started to crackdown on unofficial apps that access the Pokemon Go servers. Developers of the enabling Pokemon Go API has been slapped with a cease and desist letter and popular Pokemon Go trackers such as Pokevision have been shut down.

Depending how much the Pokemon Company cares about an unofficial Windows client will determine how much time is left until it is taken down.

Update: Niantic has not shut down STApp's effort in building the Pokemon Go Windows app. It is still going and he has already release updates with new features since Sunday.

The PoGo-UWP code is available on Github. Follow STApps comments on reddit about his Pokemon Go Windows client. He says that part of the motivation to build the app is a rejection from Microsoft. "Because Microsoft rejected my job application saying that I wasn't showing enough "passion", and this proves them wrong :)"

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