Niantic Wayfarer is 'App'ening

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edited May 2022 in News

Hello Explorers, 

We wanted to share some exciting news with you all. Drum roll………. We are starting to build the new Niantic Wayfarer app! While it will take some time to ship to you in its best form, we wanted to give you a heads up.  

The beta version of the app will include the ability to scan at Wayspots (which you can already do via Ingress or Pokémon GO) and the ability to view nearby Wayspots on a map. As a beta app, it will be accessible to Lightship developers as they start to build new AR experiences using Lightship. Ambassadors will also be able to trial beta versions for early feedback. From there we will continue adding features over time and inviting Explorers on board later this year. 

You’ll see some news about the app in conjunction with the upcoming Niantic Lightship Summit on May 24 - 25, 2022. This is our first developer conference, and we’re excited about the incredible AR experiences these developers will be able to build with Lightship and some other new tools. Stay up to date with Lightship by following them on Twitter!

We’re in the process of refining the rest of the app roadmap, deciding which additional features to build first, and the right time to open it up to the community. It’s been very exciting to be working on this next evolution of your Wayfarer experience and we can’t wait to tell you more in the coming months!

Check out the discussion here!

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