Pokemon Go trackers shut downPlayers of Pokemon Go are furious after an update cracked down on third-party Pokemon tracking apps.
[MUSIC] Pokemon Go players are feeling the rage. App developer Niantic has removed a feature in the game called Nearby that showed how close Pokemon were to you. The feature wasn't always reliable so third party developers took it upon themselves to write their own tracking apps like PokeVision These apps used the same data from the game which made them a better way to find monsters. But since the app update prominent Pokemon hunting websites like PokeHound have disappeared. From the looks of this tweet some are assuming these sites were sent a cease and desist letter. Users from the Pokemon GO development community on Reddit also indicated that Niantic may be throttling third party apps. One, by restricting how often they request Pokemon locations and two, by blocking IP addresses where these apps are hosted. Some angry players have gone as far as demanding refunds from the app store, and Google Play for in-game purchases they made. Reports suggested Apple is honoring these requests. So far, neither Nintendo nor [UNKNOWN] have responded to a request for comment. [SOUND]