The FastPokemap Pokemon map service reached impressive milestone. Developer pledges to stay around, works on 0.37.0 security update.
Niantic rolled out the new Pokemon Go app with fun Buddy Pokemon feature effectively yesterday. The in-app Pokemon tracker is still not available. Trainers are still relying on 3rd party Pokemon maps such as FastPokeMap. The South Africa based developer just shared an impressive milestone that his service reached.
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In the past month FastPokemap.se had 10 million unique visitors, generating 70 million page views. This makes FastPokeMap like the most popular Pokemon tracker. The service jumped right in after Niantic shut down the popular PokeVision service end of July. FastPokeMap is also supplying other Pokemon tracker apps with Pokemon map data.
This Pokemon service has data on over 100 million unique Pokemon spawns and about 110 million timer offsets (bi-hourly spawns). The scan radius of FastPokeMap is 200m and also offers IV scanning.
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In an upcoming release, the front-end will have a public Github release so other developers can pull request and make tweaks to it.
The developer has opened a thread on reddit where trainers can ask questions and submit feature requests. In the post the anonymous developer revealed that he was part of the original Unknown6 reversing team that broke the first security update that Niantic released to block 3rd party apps. He has since built his own private API.
He believes that he will always be one of the first real-time scanner up after a major API change. He currently works on a work around for the new security change that is inside the Pokemon Go app release 0.37.0 (Android) and 1.7.0 (iOS) release.
So far he has not succeeded, but Niantic also has not yet flipped the switch of the new encryption that reportedly uses Google servers to package the first requests in secure envelopes.
Niantic has taken less aggressive stance against real-time map app end-users. It still though better to use an app that does not require a login for Pokemon scanning. Find Pokemon Go tracker without login requirement.
The new server encryption is not the only new security measure. Users of rooted Android and Jailbroken iPhone can't run the new Pokemon Go app release. Workarounds to run Pokemon Go on rooted Android and on jailbreak iPhones have though already been found.
Despite the reduce hype, Pokemon Go is still going strong. This is no wonder with an app that has over 500 million downloads. On Friday the Pokemon Go Plus device will go on sale. A user in Finland already got it and he shared the first Pokemon Go Plus Review with interesting unknown features.
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