Exciting news this evening, Trainers! Niantic has announced Wayfarer, a new multi-platform Ingress AND Pokémon GO Portal/PokéStop reviewal system. While not live yet for Pokemon GO players, Niantic says that by the end of 2019, the system will be available to eligible Pokémon GO players to participate in.
FROM THE OFFICIAL NIANTIC BLOG POST
We’re happy to announce the upcoming rollout of our new tool: Niantic Wayfarer. With Niantic Wayfarer, you can help shape future adventures for users of Niantic products by reviewing interesting places to play our games across the globe.
Wayfarer has its origins in Operation Portal Recon, which was originally built to enable Ingress Agents to nominate and review Portals and enrich their gameplay experiences. With Niantic Wayfarer, eligible players will be able to review nominations of local points-of-interest (museums, art installations, historical markers, etc.) so they can be added to Niantic products (e.g. Portals, PokéStops and Gyms). We value your perspective in helping us make our game experiences more meaningful!
We’ll be rolling this out to eligible Pokémon GO players before the new year, stay tuned for updates.
To learn more about Niantic Wayfarer, visit wayfarer.nianticlabs.com.
-The Niantic team
HYPE TRAIN BOARDING
Finally! Pokémon GO players will get to participate in the approval process for new PokéStops and Gyms. Ingress players are no doubt unsure about the inclusion, but times they are a-changing. The requirements needed(necessary) for PoGO players to contribute to Wayfarer can only be speculated at this point, but G2G will be sure to keep you updated on this exciting new feature.