How Pokemon Go Started

How Pokemon Go Started

How Pokemon Go Started

John Hanke, age 49 (Born in 1967)

  • Learn to program while in middle school then
  • Graduates with Berkeley MBA, thinks about interactive gaming then in
  • 1995, 1996, 1998 Starts 3 gaming startups, after which
  • Hanke stays at Google to lead Google Earth and Google Maps then
  • Google acquire keyhole who
  • Starts a geospecial data visualization in keyhole
  • Starts Niantic inside Google, with complete independence from Google from there
  • Creates a hit Ar game ingress.
  • Pokemon company CEO becomes a fan of the game then
  • Separates from Google Releases funny video of Pokemon on top of Google Maps which lead to
  • 7 million Ingress players worldwide then
  • Raised $30 million from Google,Nintendo and Pokemon after then
  • Pokemon Go launches in the U.S., Australia, New Zealand with
  • 5% of U.S. Android users install the game

To be continued….

  • Revenue per user is double the industry standard
  • Tops Twitter by daily users
  • Players spend 43 minutes on average

A ship that lies under San Francisco’s downtown. It carried the first gold seekers here.


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