Pokémon Go GPS Hack

Don’t want to go outside to play Pokémon Go? Some guys came up with this clever hack: generate your own GPS signal.

Simulating GPS data with poor software was yesterday! We are generating the real GNSS data with our R&S SMBV and feeding the signal directly into the mobile device. […] The setup is a little proof of concept by simulating GPS signals with a HIL – Hardware in the Loop – interface, which can also be used for a flight simulator or similar applications. A R&S-SMBV100A Vector signal generator serves as a source to simulate real life GNSS RF signals.

Pokemon Locator Apps


With the launch of Pokémon Go, a truckload of Pokémon locator apps/websites have appeared. Fons Van Damme (not related) created Pokemon Locator. And then there’s the more powerful Pokévision (pictured above):

Pokevision is a Pokemon tracker/locator for the mobile game Pokemon Go. It uses the Niantic API to grab the location of all Pokemon near your (or your selected location) and display them on the map in real-time; this means if it is displayed on the map, you can go out and catch them!

These apps totally remind of GowallaMILF, a website I created back in the day to locating items from Gowalla (RIP).

Pokévision →
Pokémon Locator →