Pokemon Go changes tracking capability
Pokemon Go players have been left disappointed after developer Niantic made significant changes to the app’s Pokemon-tracking functionality.
The firm has cracked down on third-party websites such as Pokevision that let players see where characters in the augmented reality game were located.
A tracking feature intended to help players find the colourful creatures has also had its functionality reduced.
The changes have been criticised by many of the game’s fans.
Pokemon Go previously showed players a list of nearby creatures, each with a number of footprints beside it representing its proximity to the player’s smartphone.
However, the footprints system was criticised because it did not work as intended and it has now been removed.
Unofficial third-party tracking services, such as Pokevision and Pokeradar, have also had their functionality limited.