FORT MYERS, Fla., Aug. 25, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Poke Trainer, the latest companion app for Pokémon Go, helps players catch new friendships, teammates, and relations that may never have been possible. The app is available for iOS in the Apple "App" Store and has over 2,000 beta testers ready for the initial release.
Poke Trainer creator Jeffrey Shafer paired up two platonic friends one evening trying to catch Pokémon together. He quickly created a Facebook business page and placed an ad to gauge millennials' interest in the idea. Without any UI design, website, or actual content, the post had over 1,000 likes in three days, Shafer knew he was onto something. Poke Trainer is a location-based companion app that connects Pokémon Go players by team, level of experience, and how they wish to hunt; all while providing health information to each trainer.
Jeffrey Shafer, creator of the app, says, "Poke Trainer is a friendship app, first and foremost. No matter how infrequent or often you play Pokémon Go, there will always be a trainer for your skill level and interest."
Poke Trainers are not only using the app to find friends, teammates and connections, but those living in large metro areas are also able to utilize group chat, letting others know what Pokémon are around them. The "Poke Health" feature tracks miles walked, calories burnt, and time played while using the app. The more a trainer uses their "poke health," the closer the match will be—thus pairing more active users together.
"Whether you're a college student or busy parent with the Poke Trainer companion app, you'll never have to pogo [Pokémon Go] alone again," says Shafer.
Poke Trainer encourages those who play to "catch em" in pairs or groups, especially if visiting unfamiliar areas.
"Safely vetting other players is important for the continued success of Pokémon Go and future augmented reality (AR) games. I want to help make this new way of gaming social, safe and sound," said Shafer.
About Poke Trainer:
Poke Trainer evolved in Fort Myers, Florida. Founder, Jeffrey Shafer, is a communication (B.A.) graduate of Florida Gulf Coast University. For more information on the Poke Trainer IOS app, visit http://www.PokeTrainerApp.com.
Jeffrey Shafer, Founder, (239) 285-3485, Email
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