The Pokemon GO Beta testing is now underway in North America, and it seems that this has sparked an idea for third party developer Tethr to create an app to accompany it named “Chat for Pokemon Go – Go Chat”.
The app is designed to allow players within a certain vicinity to chat with each other to share tips and initiate trades, something the Pokemon GO app doesn’t currently include. The app will only allow players to interact with people in their area, and allows them to message and direct message each other.
In theory, this will be a good app to use alongside Pokemon GO if you want to connect with other trainers in your area, but it also may have issues with people not using it for its intended purpose. This could be a reason that this type of feature has been excluded from the original app itself.
If you’d like to check it out, you can find it over on the Google Play Store.