It took John Hanke 20 years to create Pokémon Go

Hanke created his first gamed called ‘Meridian 59’, while still a student in 1996. In 2000, he launched ‘Keyhole’ which was the first online, GPS-linked 3D-aerial-map of the world, which later became ‘Google Earth’. John ran Google Geo team from 2004 to 2010, where he collected the team that would later create Pokémon Go.

Written by Shaik Zakeer Hussain

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