Dist of Columbia
I hate to have to skip it but the requirement of the app makes this a non-starter for me. I play games to get away from technology and I often play in areas with noise. I'm sure they game will over fund by miles but this seems like a bad "feature" to me.So I assume you run your group's night phase?
It sounds as if you could maybe also run the night phase for Alien (you if ask Ted to include this in the rules, he might be able to, or you could house rule up a variant that mocks up the app). But if you mod, you couldn't play, I don't think.