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Geocaching apps
« on: December 26, 2012, 04:55:27 pm »
Now I have my new phone I think it would be wise to download a Geocaching app  ;D

Looking on the iOS App Store, there's nothing much I could initially see other than the Groundspeak app - 6.99  :o But rated 5 stars, and having used it before I know it is good - but is it worth the money?  ???

Does anyone else know of any good caching apps for iOS? Seems at the moment like there's more on Android, such as c:geo  ::)
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Re: Geocaching apps
« Reply #1 on: December 26, 2012, 06:06:32 pm »
Never used any iPhone apps so can't be of much use I am afraid.

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Re: Geocaching apps
« Reply #2 on: December 26, 2012, 06:36:22 pm »
My current phone is too old to do the app thing, so I can't really be much help there, sorry. I did hear talk of a Groundspeak free Geocaching app a while back, that worked well, but didn't have the full functionality of the one you have to pay for. I wouldn't know how or where to look for it though, as I say I am not up on these things.

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Re: Geocaching apps
« Reply #3 on: December 26, 2012, 07:16:26 pm »
If you Google 'looking4cache' it brings up an app that I have just installed and looks OK ish.

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Re: Geocaching apps
« Reply #4 on: December 26, 2012, 09:00:57 pm »
Check out Locus free.Os mapping with free add ons inc geocaching.The great thing about this app is that you can search for a location ask for the caches in that area and then see them on the map,perfect for checking out circular walks before putting them in the gps.

Will show you at Twixmas if we have time ;)

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Re: Geocaching apps
« Reply #5 on: December 26, 2012, 09:03:47 pm »
Just thought i have A samsung Galaxy and its probably a android app.

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Re: Geocaching apps
« Reply #6 on: December 26, 2012, 09:06:48 pm »
Looks to be available on iPhone, just having a play now

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Re: Geocaching apps
« Reply #7 on: December 27, 2012, 12:26:07 pm »
Groundspeak app, GeoBucket, and GCTools downloaded.

And Google maps app... I have every confidence in Apple's maps... Not!
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Re: Geocaching apps
« Reply #8 on: December 27, 2012, 02:10:35 pm »
Thanks everyone for your help and advice  ;D

Groundspeak app, GeoBucket, and GCTools downloaded.

And Google maps app... I have every confidence in Apple's maps... Not!

Of course I've downloaded Google maps  :D Does the Groundspeak app use them, or the Apple maps?  ???
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Re: Geocaching apps
« Reply #9 on: December 27, 2012, 03:07:58 pm »
Map shows "Google" logo in botton right hand corner of the apps map page.
(And on the satellite view)
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Re: Geocaching apps
« Reply #10 on: December 27, 2012, 04:25:13 pm »
Map shows "Google" logo in botton right hand corner of the apps map page.
(And on the satellite view)

Super  ;D

Will download some of your mentioned apps in a bit and let you know how they go  :)
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Re: Geocaching apps
« Reply #11 on: December 27, 2012, 05:01:11 pm »
I have a Geocaching problem...
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Re: Geocaching apps
« Reply #12 on: December 28, 2012, 11:50:48 am »
Interesting comparison, Google maps Vs Apple maps on iPhone:
[url]http://www.macworld.co.uk/ipad-iphone/news/?newsid=3417565[/ur]
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Re: Geocaching apps
« Reply #13 on: December 28, 2012, 12:00:11 pm »
Interesting comparison, Google maps Vs Apple maps on iPhone:
[url]http://www.macworld.co.uk/ipad-iphone/news/?newsid=3417565[/ur]

Yes.
And a surprise winner at the end of it  :o
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Re: Geocaching apps
« Reply #14 on: January 03, 2013, 05:14:34 pm »
Whilst I rarely use the apps for finding caches, I have the iGeoKnife app https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/igeoknife/id463856852?mt=8 on both iPhone and iPad. You can of course use this to find caches and on the couple of occasions I have used it I have found it to be very accurate (running on iPhone 4S).

More importantly for me it enables me to view all my GSAK notes out in the field about caches I intend to look for (especially all those puzzle caches) rather than having reams of paper in the rucksack.

This is even better now as the satellite images now use the google ones again, but I don't know if this is due to me having the google maps app installed?

Please be aware that it is all off-line data though, you have to load your GSAK databases onto your phone. I have a not found database (some 32k caches and growing!) and I also carry my found database, as quite often whilst out in the field I fancy navigating somewhere and remember a cache I have found that was near where I need to go, I can quickly get the co-ords from the phone and enter them in the sat-nav, this is great as usually when you need information there is no 3G signal so cannot connect to the live database!

There is another app I have used on the odd occasion, Geocaching Toolkit https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/geocaching-toolkit-igct/id290585562?mt=8 which has a free version, it enables waypoint projection and a few other conversion tools.

 


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