TRAINER LEVEL: 40
FAVORITE POKÉMON: NONE
CLAIM TO FAME: POKÉKEYS CREATOR
THE INTERVIEW - The KEYS to Success
G2G: Can you tell me your in-game Trainer name, level and your favorite Pokémon please? Is there a reason it’s your favorite? Also, what do you do in your daily life (besides making an awesome app of course)?
POKÉKEYS: I’m vict000r in game, Mystic, level 40.
I don’t have any particular favorite Pokémon, they all look funny to me
In my daily life I work as an iOS engineer helping build another great app.
G2G: What got you into Pokémon/Pokémon GO? Were you into Pokémon before GO was released? What do you like the most about Pokémon in general? Do you have a favorite feature in PoGO?
POKÉKEYS: We had a small group of Ingress players at work when PoGO was released. Trying out the new game was natural for them. Being much more casual the game attracted more friends and that’s how I joined.
Didn’t know much about Pokémon before PoGO and haven’t played any other games of the franchise. For me this is more casual/city-exploratory/community thing.
My favorite feature is probably raiding and especially 5 passes/3-hours events as they tend to attract more players which is fun.
G2G: What inspired you to create a Pokémon GO focused app? Was it just something you wanted to do, or is there more to it?
POKÉKEYS: Cleaning your pokebox is the most annoying part of the gameplay and I had to so something to fix that. I have some hands-on experience with iOS keyboards so everything started with a keyboard I built to help me renaming my mons for better overview. I just kept adding features I needed myself and here is the result
G2G: What keeps you driven? What are your future goals for PokéKeys? But, do you have other plans, maybe apart from PokéKeys?
POKÉKEYS: I like to build apps that help users and seeing satisfied users is the best motivation. PokéKeys will be updated as long as I will see user interest in the app. Reading IV is now trivial so I’m looking for other ways to improve the gameplay.
I’ve been experimenting with random app ideas for some time.
G2G: Is there anything else you want to share? Anything at all?
POKÉKEYS: First of all, I’d like to thank all community members for the feedback and support I receive through the support channels. Hearing from happy users is the best motivation one can get. My hobby project started as a simple utility and grew into the first in-keyboard and real-time IV checker on iOS. I learned a lot of new tech working on PokéKeys. Still, the most valuable observation comes from the other field: “never be afraid to experiment – most new ideas are just everyday things applied in a non-standard way.
KEY-PIN' IT MOVIN'
Victor’s PokéKeys App has, and still is, helping several Trainers manage their massive Pokémon storage named and orderly. I’ll say, I truly appreciate any app that makes life a bit simpler and efficient, so keep’em comin’!