Third-party developer working on Pokemon Go app for Windows Phone
While the petition has drawn 89,332 signatures to date, we haven't heard a peep from Niantic. But there might be good news for those rocking a Windows Phone flavored handset. A developer named ST-Apps is said to be working on a third party app that will allow users of the platform to find and catch Pokemon. He posted a proof of concept revealing what his version of Pokemon Go might look like. It doesn't have some of the AR features of the real game, but it still allows users to blindly criss-cross the country looking for pocket monsters.
But the developer is running into a problem. He is too busy with another project at the moment to launch the app, and he is worried about the legalities involved. Also on his mind is Niantic's servers. He expects them to be encrypted soon, which would put the kibosh on his third-party Pokemon Go app for Windows Phone. The developer says that next month, if Niantic's servers haven't been securely scrambled, he will consider releasing an open source version of the game.