Pokemon Go Players to Submit Potential PokeStop and Gym Locations

We have news about a new job listing over at Niantic. This also kind of hints at some of the game’s long-term plans.

Judging by the job opening posted for a web engineer on their website, Niantic needs an engineer that is able to build a web application that will allow millions of users view and also submit data on the world’s most interesting locations.

The fans of the game got excited because this could mean Niantic is working on its system for more potential PokeStop and Gym locations in Pokemon Go.

Right now, the players are unable to submit locations to Niantic for potential inclusion in the game. Instead, they rely on their Ingress players for new locations. Over there, the players who reach a certain level can participate in “Open-Portal Submissions”. Niantic takes these proposals and adds them both to Ingress and Pokemon GO. This is very unfair because Pokemon GO players easily outnumber Ingress players.

To apply for the job, Niantic needs the following qualifications:

  • BS in Computer Science or another technical major with equivalent experience.
  • Experience with Javascript and web frameworks, particularly AngularJS.
  • Experience with server-side technologies such as Java and/or Python strongly preferred.
If you are a video game developer and you have a submission to make, you can mail us at

Dejan Kacurov

Hey there, I'm Dejan! Let me take you through my life, where family, gaming, and CrossFit play prominent roles. Since day one, I've been surrounded by the love and support of my family. Growing up, every moment spent with my parents and siblings was filled with warmth and laughter, creating memories I hold dear. As a parent now, I've experienced a whole new level of love and responsibility. My two wonderful kids bring endless joy and a sense of purpose to my life. In the digital realm, I found my passion - gaming. Whether I'm conquering the world of Apex Legends or embarking on adventures in Pokemon Go, gaming fuels my sense of adventure and competition. Beyond the virtual world, I discovered the exhilaration of CrossFit. The challenging workouts, camaraderie with fellow fitness enthusiasts, and constant drive to push my limits have become an integral part of my life. Balancing family time, gaming, and CrossFit has been a journey of self-discovery. Each passion complements the other, bringing fulfillment and joy to my daily routine.

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