Pokemon Go API Server Scanning Time Doubled!
Recently a new update was released as we all know, and it has effected the Pokemon Go world in many ways, however overnight Niantic decided to double their API server scanning timers from 5 to 10, which originally they were set at a 1 second send and receive timer.
Well, what does all this mean?
When you are out and about looking for Pokemon, your device will send and receive data from the Pokemon Go API ( Servers ) in order to display what events are around you (Pokemon, Stops and Gyms). On Release date the scanning time was at a 1 second timer, a week ago the scanning time was increased from 1 second up to 5 seconds. Overnight, Niantic decided to increase yet again to a 10 second timer. This means that every 10 seconds, your device will send and receive data from the Pokemon Go API.
API Timer: The Timer API allows applications to schedule and receive timer notification callbacks for a specific listener defined within an application. Timers allow you to schedule and perform work at specific times or intervals.
API: Application Program Interface
This Timer decides on how quick you can see Pokemon, Poke Stops and Gyms on your screen, the longer the timer is the longer the delay will be!
How does this effect you?
Well if you drive, you may have to actually park to see a Poke stop or Gym pop up now, for us walkers who play the game for how it is, we won’t be effected unless the game glitches rendering our catches for the past 9 seconds nulled however that isn’t anything new. Another way, is how often you will see Pokemon pop up on the screen if you ride bikes, the bus, skateboards or whatever it is. You will see less Pokemon due to the server changes.
Recently Pokemon Go made a statement explaining the recent updates.
We have seen many things catch fire from this update, such as their IOS ratings dropping from 4.5 to 1 star and eventually being disabled completely. As’well fans requesting refunds at a massive amount. Fans accounts being deleted has been one of the main effects however this was just a misunderstanding as you can still access your Pokemon GO account by reading this article for help.