Two University of Lincoln graduates have created a new website to help Pokémon fanatics ‘catch ‘em all’.
Software developers Tom Austin and Daniel Allison, jumped into the Pokémon Go craze in their spare time to create mobile friendly site Pokemapgo, so users can log where they have spotted each type of Pokémon across the country.
The pair have worked for Lincoln-based Streets Heaver Computer Systems for the last four and three years respectively, as part of a development team who design and build hospital administration software.
Tom said: “Due to the popularity of Pokémon Go we saw an opportunity to provide a resource to help the player base and to create a collaborative experience between players.
“Users submit data, be it Pokémon, Pokégyms or Pokéstops which they have encountered, to the website which is then publicly viewable by anyone. This data can then be voted upon to ensure its validity.
“We started developing the website about two weeks ago just doing it in the evenings every few hours and it has grown from there. Now that is it done, it should be completely self-sustainable with the community providing the data.”
The team are currently looking into developing the site further so that it will feature where the best spawn locations are for rarer Pokémon.
“Currently 18 rare and two super rare Pokémon have been mapped – one of these being in Lincoln,” Tom continued. “The more people who submit data, the more useful the site will become. Overtime it should become a comprehensive resource for the entire player-base to use.”