Why do I think this is being done? The creator of this app is John Hanke who is also the creator of Google earth
John Hanke is an incompetent retard who couldn't program or design his way out of a paper bag. He hires people to do things for him and then takes credit for it. That got him fired from multiple companies, starting with 3DO in the late 90s when he misrepresented himself as an experienced game developer. I know that because i've known him for the better part of 20 years.
He must be competent at something. He's doing pretty well, you?
Ghost, Did you see the pokemon April Fools joke video that google earth came out with in 2014? Sorry if this is super old, I haven't watched any of the videos. The 'joke' is basically saying what you're saying here.
I don't think the google earth connection is that outrageous at all.