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The Origin of Pokemon GO

Did you know, Pokemon GO was conceptualized from a Google April Fool's joke? Two years ago, Google’s annual April Fool’s joke was a Pokemon challenge integration with Google Maps. In its promotional video, a man claims that “using the technology created by the Google Maps team, we’ve prepared the most rigorous test known to man to find the world’s best Pokemaster.”

John Hanke, CEO of Niantic Labs, which developed Pokemon Go and was part of Google back then, had the idea to make this joke a reality. Hanke who also created a location based game called Ingress with Niantic, used the concept to gave birth to the fastest rising application on Android and iOS today.
You can watch the video below for some throwback.

Who would have thought that a prank back then became a reality now?

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