Pokemon Go Real-time Trackers Banned, Go Radar And Poke Radar Thrive

Posted: Aug 9 2016, 11:03am CDT | by , Updated: Aug 10 2016, 11:26am CDT, in News | Technology News


Pokemon Go Real-time Trackers Banned, Go Radar and Poke Radar Thrive
Go Radar Live Map for Pokemon Go

The unofficial Pokemon Go API is fixed, but the unofficial real-time Pokemon tracker apps are banned from iTunes and Google Play.

Niantic has released an in-app nearby Pokemon tracker in the latest app update that a few users are able to use. An official Pokemon tracker is near, but it will likely not be as powerful as the unofficial Pokemon trackers. Niantic has shut down the most popular tracker Pokevision with legal measures and killed off the rest temporarily with the introduction of a digital signature on the Pokemon Go servers.

List of currently working Pokemon Go Trackers Community and Real-time

The signature code has been cracked by the developer community two days ago. You still won't find a real-time Pokemon Go API based tracker in the Google Play and iTunes store. Niantic made sure Apple and Google are not approving such apps. It is actually astonishing that these apps got approved in the first place.

There are working real-time Pokemon Go trackers, but you either have to install them via an APK file like PokeMesh, or use a web based service. Niantic continues to crack down on popular 3rd party apps, community driven Pokemon Go trackers are thriving in the app stores.

Poke Radar for Pokemon Go and the new challenger Go Radar Live Map for Pokemon Go developed by Will Cobb are ranking in the top 10 in iTunes Paid Apps and Free Apps respectively. The Go Radar Pokemon finder gets top reviews as it features a strong user interface and advanced features track for instance a specific rare Pokemon.

Niantic could legally shut down also these Pokemon Go trackers that are using trainer submitted Pokemon location data, but these tools do not put load on the Pokemon Go servers and are of less importance right now to Niantic.

In the Google Play store there is no strong community driven Pokemon Go tracker available. Will Cobb's Go Radar Live Map for Pokemon Go and Poke Radar are only available as APK download outside of the Google Play store.

Seems Google has a harder stance on 3rd party Pokemon Go trackers. This might be attributed by the strong ties between Niantic and Google. It could also be a signal that community Pokemon Go trackers will be banned soon from the iTunes app store too.

The near term scenario will be that only the in-app Pokemon Go nearby tracker will be available. Niantic is likely offering advanced Pokemon finder features for in-app purchase. In the meantime, you can find a working Pokemon tracker in our Pokemon Go Tracker, Finder and Maps Round-Up.

Pokemon Go has reportedly generated $200 million in revenues in its first month. More Pokemon Go News.

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