If you are a Pokémon GO player, you must be feeling frustrated about the rate in which the battery drains. You must feel tired of looking at the mobile screen at all times just to see when you come across a Pokémon. And trust you me, I know what that feels like. But there is a solution to this as well. New apps are being released that work as complement Pokémon GO. Some of these apps are PokeDetector and Poke Notify.
Both of these apps have similar functionality. These apps notify the Pokémon GO players whenever there is a Pokémon near them. Thank Heavens for these apps. If it were not for these apps, playing Pokémon GO could be really frustrating. Despite the fact that this augmented reality role-playing game developed by Niantic Labs has become immensely popular across the globe, it has its own set of problems.
What is Poke Notify?
Pokémon GO is a great game without any doubts. If it had not been so, then there would not have been this awesome, then it would not have been the top most downloaded app in over 30 countries already. Before we talk about the need for these apps, we first need to understand how Pokémon GO works.
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Pokémon GO is an AR RPG as I have already mentioned. A player needs to create an account with the game. Once all set up, the player has to walk around to get to places and catch Pokémons. This app takes account of the player’s GPS location and shows a map on its server. This map is quite similar to our normal map when it comes to roads and the basic outline. But this app does not have information about our real life things. It rather has this virtual structures. All of these structures like Pokéstops and Gyms are all allocated to some real life structure. The aim of the game is to catch as many Pokémons as possible to fill that Pokédex. The aim also covers getting the control over those virtual gyms where you can fight battles with other players.
Why is there a need for apps like Poke Notify?
While this RPG app developed by Niantics Labs is quite addictive to play, there are a few shortcomings. I know because I have been hooked on to this since I laid my hands on the app. There are several points to be noted in this regard.
The first point is that the game drains a lot of battery. It is because we need to keep the app running at all times when we are playing. And the fact that it uses the GPS and Camera only adds to the quick decrease in battery life.
Secondly, the app hardly lets on any additional information about the game. If you do not keep an eye on the app, you stand the chance of missing out on Pokémons near you.
Poke Notify, PokeDetector, and the likes come in handy here. These apps require you to log in with the account you used for Pokémon GO. Now Poke Notify runs in the background. It sends you a notification whenever you come in a proximity of some Pokémon.
Thus, it solves both of your problems to some extent. First of all, it saves a lot of battery. And secondly, you get notified even when you do not have the Pokémon GO app open. Poke Notify does it for you.
How Does Poke Notify Work?
Poke Notify works as a background app on your phone. And it gets all the information directly from your Pokémon GO account. And obviously your GPS location.
It sends you a message everytime you come near any Pokémon. And you do not need to keep your eyes on the screen of your phone at all times for this.
In some ways, Poke Notify works better than Pokémon GO. First of all, Poke Notify covers a larger area than the average size of the place covered in the AR RPG app. The area that you cover is almost twice as big.
While the app is a background app and there is a possibility that you might get incessant notifications, you also have ways of getting around. You can manually set the time difference between two searches. Thus, you get notified at a certain time gap.
You can also choose which particular Pokémon you want to look for. Just like the Pokémon GO app lets you pick one Pokémon from the list of Pokémon around you to show you how close they are, you can do the same here. But, you do not have to keep looking at your screen for that. How great relief that is!
How to get Poke Notify on your phone?
The app is available for free downloads in the Google Play Store for Android and iTunes App Store for iOS devices. So just go to the app store on your phone. The process of getting Poke Notify installed is ease as the breeze. Follow the instructions below.
- Go to the app store on your phone.
- Search for Poke Notify in the search box.
- Make sure that the app is offered by Apptastic.
- Tap on Install.
- If prompted give the access permissions.
- Wait for the app to install.
All you need to do now is to link your Pokémon GO acount with Poke Notify. Keep your GPS on so that you get the notifications. That’s all that there is for you to know! Enjoy finding the Pokémons with ease.