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.