@NianticBrian Please update mission tool and we can create mission we must use portal scanning to complete mission.
Requiring someone to scan a portal as part of a mission objective would lock about half the playerbase out of completing such a mission, because not every phone is compatible with scanning.
Mission Authoring Tool should now work for Ingress accounts created with Prime, and it has also been updated with options to Sign in with Apple, Facebook, and Google: https://community.ingress.com/en/discussion/11697/ingress-2-52-1-release-notes
Making a Portal Scan a sole requirement for a mission waypoint would limit the number of Agents who can complete that mission to those with devices that support ARCore and the Portal Scanning feature.
Also important to note, we don't even have glyph hacking for an action to complete a mission and I believe that used to be a way to verify people a long time ago. I don't see why complex functions need to be added to progress missions.
Glyph hacking was never used as a method of verifying people....
It was long ago when the verification badge was still possible. Suspected accounts or accounts that tripped a flag in the app were required to glyph hack to be able to use Ingress. I think glyphing was added in 2014 but wasn't a badge until over a year afterwards. I wish G+ still existed so I could find the verification screenshots.
No, that's never how that worked. Verification was triggered at L3, and used Google's voice/sms service to verify your account. That's it. It had nothing to do with glyphing at all. Unverified accounts were not able to level past L3 and had an inventory item cap of 100.
Found an old reddit post about it.
The message people would get is "Portal lock down. Glyph hack required."
@NianticBrian the Mission Creator tool, is still not usable on mobile.
I don't always turn on a PC every day, whereas I do the majority of what I do each day via mobile, and web interfaces.
Was looking forward to creating missions on mobile web interface when it was announced that a number of fixes had been done
Please we can use it and create missions from mobile.
Really? I created more than 100 missions long ago and doing by mobile.