Pokemon Go for Windows OS Phones

Microsoft rejected this guy for not showing 'passion' — so he built his own version of Pokémon Go from scratch

Pokémon Go is a smash hit on Android and iPhone, but there's no version at all for Microsoft's struggling Windows 10 Mobile, leaving some would-be players in the cold.
And given that Windows 10 Mobile's market share is well under 1% of all smartphones globally, there's not a lot of incentive for game developer Niantic to ever make one.
Fortunately for those few, proud Windows 10 Mobile phone owners, there is an option: "PoGo-UWP," a totally unsanctioned and unauthorized effort to bring the Pokémon Go phenomenon to Windows 10, spearheaded by a developer named Stefano Tenuta.
On the project's GitHub Wiki page, Tenuta gives three main reasons for starting the PoGo-UWP project: First, "because learning new things is always cool." Second, "because it could be done." But third, and best of all: "Because Microsoft rejected my job application saying that I wasn't showing enough 'passion', and this proves them wrong :)"
Tenuta tells Business Insider that his unofficial PoGo-UWP app has had 50,000 unique users opening the app a combined 1.5 million times in the month or so since it was first released. That's a fraction of the many millions of players on the official Pokémon Go app for iPhone and Android, but it's impressive for a niche passion project
The "UWP" part of the name refers to "Universal Windows Platform," Microsoft's new standard for apps that can run on desktops, tablets, and mobile phones alike. That means that if you really wanted to, you could use PoGo-UWP to play Pokémon Go on your Windows 10 PC, too.
Here's how it looks.

Essentially, PoGo-UWP is a donation-funded version of the familiar Pokémon Go app rebuilt from the ground up for Windows 10, one feature at a time. A version of the game that went live on Friday added the Pokédex and the ability to see the items you're carrying. It's not perfect, but it works.
Then, you can grab PoGo-UWP itself, perTenuta's landing page for the latest version. If you're using it on a phone, you really just need to copy over the file and open it. If you're using it on a PC, you need to install a "certificate" file first, which is where I ran into trouble, but enough random fiddling (not advised) made it work just fine.


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