By Groundspeak Inc.
Open iTunes to buy and download apps.
Unlock the exclusive coordinates and detailed information for 2 million hidden geocache containers across the globe. Join the search for geocaches and the growing Geocaching.com community of families, urban explorers, and spontaneous outdoor adventurers.
Use the Official Geocaching.com App to guide you to cleverly hidden containers just around the corner and in more than 180 countries. Tap into your treasure-hunting skills, the in-app descriptions, and available hints to make the final find! Start your location-based GPS-powered adventure now, or combine it with other activities like biking, hiking, or camping. Find even more information on Geocaching.com.
Instant Adventure – Anywhere
Use the “Find Nearby Geocaches” button to locate geocaches near your current location. Odds are you can reach the nearest geocache in less than 10 minutes.
Track your progress to the cache on a suite of interactive maps or switch to the preferred explorer method of a compass arrow and watch the distance countdown until your geocache discovery.
Once you find the geocache – log your “Found it!” to earn a smiley, take and upload pictures, post a note, and see your “Found it!” count rise on your home screen.
Setup for Geocaching Success
Beginner geocachers search for traditional, regular sized geocaches rated Difficulty 1/Terrain 1. Check logs to make ensure the cache has been found recently.
Browse a photo gallery for each geocache, review attributes like “Recommended for Kids” or “Takes less than an hour,” and an option to view the geocache page on Geocaching.com without leaving the app.
Save geocache listings, including maps and pictures for quick retrieval and offline use.
Advanced search options allows filtering of geocaches by difficulty, terrain, location, cache type, keywords, Premium Caches (Premium Member feature) and excluding your finds or your friend’s finds.
Full Trackable integration – access and explore one of the most engaging parts of geocaching. Geocachers moves Trackables from geocache to geocache on specific missions. Log and search for their unique codes.
Access Pocket Queries (saved searches with up to 500 results) – A Geocaching.com Premium Member only feature.
・ English (US)
・ Norsk Bokmål
What's New in Version 6.1
In our latest iPhone release, we focused on making finding and logging geocaches easier:
・ The buttons for navigating to geocaches and posting logs—the two most-used actions—are now front and center.
・ We added easy-to-understand new icons.
・ Revised language helps eliminate confusion between saving and sending logs.
・ Log types are now shown in the title bar.
We also streamlined a few things:
・ Additional features have been grouped together in their own menu in the top-right corner.
・ The new “Found it!” button includes a drop-down menu for other log types.
And, of course, no release would be complete without a few bug fixes to help smooth the search for your next geocache.
Love this App, just a couple of things could really help!
We are dedicated caches and use this app to provide the facility to download caches 'on the hoof' - with a Garmin 62s to help us actually find the caches! The great advantage of the App is that it comes with good road maps, which can really help with getting you to the starting point for a cache (the grey Garmin base map is distinctly less helpful in this respect!).
Overall we rate the App extremely highly, but a couple of things could really help:
1) It is really, really difficult to see the roads on the maps in either very bright, or poor light. When you think about it, given that the roads are a whitish colour on a pale cream background, it's not really surprising!
2) We save caches to use off-line regularly, but have recently found that the map isn't always available for use with these caches. Given that the mapping is a big advantage of this app, this is clearly somewhat of a disappointment!
If you could get these things sorted, it would be a full 5* from us!
Useful but could be better
I find this app very useful when we are out geocaching. I save the ones we are looking for on an off-line list on my iPod touch so I can check the descriptions & hints while we are out & about. I have found that when I search for a town or village by name it tends to go to the one in the USA (if there's one there of the same name there) rather than searching for the one's which are closest to your current location or at least in the same country! Also it would be far easier if when you brought the map up it showed all caches on the map rather than having to 'Load more results' all the time, I've ended up missing a few caches on routes because of this. Also it would be great if you could pick & choose which caches you want to add to a list by checking a box & saving them to an offline list all in one go rather than doing each one individually or ending up with a load of surrounding caches on the list which you're not going to visit that day. Does tend to crash quite a bit as well.
Could be better
I'm relatively new to geocaching and have only found 15 so far. This app is generally good and has got me started. It has lots of info about the caches, but it could be lots better.
For example, I don't think the directions to a cache are very easy to follow. I have found I retrieve the info and co-ordinates from this app but then add the co-ordinates in to a separate compass app that has arrows pointing in the right direction and this seems much easier to follow, also the maps are clearer than this app when you need to zoom in close.
I also agree with others that we should have an iPad version, but think the price of this should be included in the current version for the iPhone.
Finally, if the app is installed on multiple devices, then it would be very appreciated if the saved searches could be synced between the devices. I spent some time saving caches for various local walks on my iphone app but they have not synced to the same app on another device. This is somewhat frustrating.
So, would recommend the app to others but it could definitely do with some tweaking.
- Category: Navigation
- Updated: 05 June 2013
- Version: 6.1
- Size: 6.6 MB
- Languages: English, Bokmål, Norwegian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish
- Developer: Groundspeak Inc.
- © 2013 Groundspeak Inc.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.
Top In-App Purchases
- 3-month membership£6.99
- 1-year membership£20.99