Thursday, May 8, 2014

Caches version 3.0 for iOS

Caches version 3.0Caches received another major update. Version 3.0 bills itself as having improvements in design, usability, and features. The app is $3.99 in the App Store for new users and free for upgrading users.

Friday, May 2, 2014

Stats from

For this week's episode of the GeoGearHeads I spent some time on Project-GC and got a little hooked. I'd played with the service over a year back to find things like the hiders with the most favorite points on their caches but hadn't really checked back in over the last year. What really got me back into the site was the "Forgotten FTFs?" tool while I was looking for the reason I only had two FTFs in my list (there's a few specific tags you need in the log for that cache to be counted). I knew I'd had at least a hundred but that seems like another Geocaching life ago when I had been an active FTF-hunter so I didn't know how many I'd had. Using that tool I was able to find and edit the logs on about 180 caches I'd FTFed (one was on a locked cache for the log couldn't be edited). The stats are the most used feature of the site and there is a handy image you can drop into the profile if you'd like (see below) with a ton of information. There's even more tweaking you can do if you're a paid member of the site along with many other tools (which I'll be spending more time with over the next few weeks). A nice feature of the paid membership is there's a referral program – the new subscriber get two free months and the referring member get one. So if you're going to do the upgrade get that link from your friend(s) using the site to get a little extra. If you don't know anyone, use mine. Of course you can check out GGH 122: for that conversation with the site's creator and to earn more about the cool tool.

Monday, April 28, 2014

Geocaching version 6.2 for iOS

Geocaching v 6.2 for iOSGroundspeak's Geocaching app for iOS received and update to version 6.2. This version features their new look for iOS 7, a trackable map, search by hider, search by GC Code, and many bug fixes. The app is now $12.99US for new users and free for those upgrading.

Friday, March 28, 2014

Looking4Cache Free & Pro version 2.0.2 for iOS

Looking4Cache Pro version 2.0.2Looking4Cache Free and Looking4Cache Pro also received an update today. The App Store many bullet points for the Pro version 2.0.2;
  • New functions:
    • Surprise: Waypoint Projection
    • Shake gesture can be deactivated (initially turned off)
  • Bug fixes:
    • GPS accuracy shown correctly (yellow/green satellite icon)
    • Searching for caches with size filter works again
    • List of local logs will be refreshed after all logs was send
    • Send more than 30 logs at one time works now
    • Shake gesture will open the correct cache if a waypoint is the target
    • Zoom by the +/- actions forces a refresh of the icons and labels
    • The coordinate field recognize western coordinates correctly
    • Some more bugs and crashes
The free version is ad-supported while the paid version supports for offline maps (and without ads) for both iPhone and iPad devices at $8.99US.

Next Cache version 2.6 for iOS

Next Cache version 2.6Next Cache received an update to version 2.6 today. The release notes show;
  • Overview-Map with all loaded caches.
  • OpenStreetMaps integration.
  • Improvement of list view for better readability. The cache name is bigger so ist should be better readable. There is a graphical display for difficulty/terrain.
  • Save Log for later, new list view of open logs.
  • New navigation concept for better overview.
  • Search-Settings for number of caches, include/exclude already found caches, search range, cache-types.
  • Many small improvements in functions and user interface.
The app is $0.99 for new users and a free upgrade for previous owners.

Geocaching Widget version 3.0 for Android

GeocachingWidgetThe latest update to Geocaching Widget received an update today. The Play Store lists several changes in version 3.0 based on the OS version:
  • Android 2.3+:
    • Fixed log in Error
  • Android 4.0.1+:
    • Complete Redesign
    • 10 Caches in the Pro Version
    • Scrollable
    • Resizable
    • Map with all Caches
    • Choose Cache-Types
Geocaching Widget is free in the Google Play Store with in-app upgrade purchases.

Monday, February 17, 2014

Next Cache version 2.2 for iOS

Next Cache version 2.4Next Cache received another update. The release notes for version 2.4 include;
  • Log Cache: you can now log your cache-found directly from the app!!
  • Your settings for the search range and the GPS Accuracy are stored now. When you close and reopen the app you will find this values as you left them.
The app is $0.99 for new users and a free upgrade for previous owners.