What is going on, why are the maps down?

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  • Written on 23 March 2018 at 18:25
  • By Freddy

All Pokémon GO clients (the official game client, maps, various apps) rely on accessing Niantic’s servers via a built in server side API layer. The API layer dictates the minimum app version that can access the data and maps use/emulate a set version API client.

Yesterday, a new version of the API was forced: 0.95.3. As of the time of this writing, none of the community written APIs that maps use have been updated — mainly pogobuf-vnext. As a result, all third party apps that rely on the API are down.

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PokeEye is finally back; almost at least :O

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  • Written on 22 March 2018 at 20:33
  • By Freddy

PokeEye has been down and unavailable since October 2017, partially because of major changes in the PokeEye structure and code that’s been delayed, but mostly due to the heavy changes Niantic is constantly performing trying to remove scanners and maps permanently.

We all know that’s not going to happen any time soon.

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