Silph Road’s Radio
Trainers can create Raid Groups and set up events on the Radio, allowing other users to RSVP if they will attend the Raid or not. The Radio system is in Beta phase and some features such as push notifications are not yet available, but that will change soon.
You can access the Radio app here: https://thesilphroad.com/radio .Please be aware that TSR Radio is not a “third party” app, nor does it access Niantic’s servers or your account information. It’s a fully legal, not-bannable, companion app for Pokémon GO, so you are completely safe to use.
It’s the “Nest Atlas” for Raid.It’s the name of a Raid Beacon network that lets you know about local Raid groups getting together, and allows you to alert local folks in your area when you’re planning on taking on a Raid boss.In technical terms, it’s a real-time, web-socket-enabled map of Raiding groups, with a dead-simple anonymous RSVP system.
Although this is just a beta test.Notably, notifications are NOT enabled during this beta! But the map is fully accurate and reflects RSVPs in real-time.Silph road dev have a native app coming out soon that will allow push notifications (which are much more versatile than email/SMS notifications) if a Raid Beacon is fired nearby. It will use your location and the locations of others using the Radio to help players get together while playing.
The Raid Beacon network was designed with the following use cases in mind:
1. Active Local Discord/Facebook Groups: Those with local active Raid groups on Facebook, Telegram, Slack, or Discord now have an easier way to manage RSVPs and locations without having to read the whole scrollback and use Google Maps. Simply send up your Raid Beacon and post the link to the map in your group.It will also potentially bring folks to your Raid who aren’t on your local group chat – and you’ll be able to invite them when they show up to your Raid!
2. Areas with no Active Raid Group:The Silph Radio collects folks’ notification preferences and radius of interest. That means, even in rural or inactive areas, the more folks who set an alert area, the more people will be notified of neighborhood activity each time beacon is sent out. It becomes more effective over time!