Either you are looking for an enhanced map to find rare Pokemons, clone the project to make your version of Pokemon Go game, or a Mac OS X client with even more features. Github has now become one of my favorite spots to find fresh and open source projects for Pokemon Go.
As you may know, the game has blown up so quick and brings many benefits to Nintendo as a whole. The company shares have doubled since Pokemon Go release, and Apple has confirmed the game has broken an iTunes Record. As for the players side, we now have many talented developers working as third-party to bring even coolers features and tools to improve the game itself.
Below, I’ve listed four of my favorite projects relating to Pokemon Go from Github. If you find something interesting, feel free to download and use them.
First off, we have a project called PokemonGoMove that brings Pokemon Go to the Mac users with built-in features like location spoofing, an interactive map to look for nearby creatures, Pokestop, and Gym.
Unlike many of the tweak we have reviewed, this tool doesn’t require a jailbroken iOS device. All you need to know is some basic knowledge of Xcode and programming to put the open source together.
This project uses Xcode Debug mode Simulating a Location at Runtime to spoof GPS locations for non-jailbroken iOS devices. This allows players of Pokemon GO to send movement commands over a computer as opposed to doing the actual walking.
Check it out from here.
Want to be famous on Twitter for helping people find rare Pokemons? Look no further because PokeWatch will help you create a bot that starts tweeting when there is a rare creature appears from a chosen location.
The setup includes making a Twitter account, setting up the functionality, and more.
Don’t like how certain things work in the game?
You can now make a clone version of Pokemon Go and start tweaking it. This project was created in Unity 5, a popular game maker. PokeClone still has a lot of work needed. If you are eager to learn something new or enhance your developing skills, start with this project.
So far, this clone has title generation for the initial start, location tracking (obviously), character model, and several more. But it’s missing a lot of important features.
You got what it takes to make this even better than the original game? Give it a try.
Pokemon Go Controller
Tired of running around in real life to catch Pokemon? This project is the best fit for you. Not only that you can move in the game without having to walk in real life the project also adds a controller for better navigating.
The only downside is that it requires a Mac computer, Xcode to compile the project, and again, a bit of programming. But if this is not a problem for you, it’s going to be a lot of fun putting the code together.
I know I know; now you can blame me for not mentioning that these open sources require Xcode, Mac, and some coding skills right in the beginning. But hey, at least now you know anything is possible, right?
Another thing I should note is that using one of these tools can possibility result in a soft ban. Specifically, if you start moving from one country to another a.k.a faking your location.