Niantic Background

DigCit PLN LogoWhether we look at Niantic Founder, John Hanke, reason for attending Hass Business School, the story behind the name of his company or his obsession with maps or the aims that the company had when developing Pokemon Go we get an idea of the things that he is passionate about.

In this section we explore where the name of the company originates, the criteria for Pokestops, some of the mis-information in the media about this criteria and look at how some of the anomalies around Pokestops are being addressed.

We also consider whether or not schools should be Pokestops and ask what digital leaders would need to take into consideration before implementing such an idea.

Niantic: History & Social Studies Lesson
Niantic Passion & Org Culture


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