Do you like geocaching?
Want an iPad, iPhone, iPod geocaching application that can be used offline for paperless geocaching?
Geo Bucket is just the thing for you.
Using application is simple, just install the application, login, and press the Live button in top right corner of My Map to populate map with caches and you are ready to go geocaching.
With Geo Bucket you can store geocaches and maps to your iDevice and you dont have to worry about roaming charges.
The application has a My Map view where the downloaded caches are shown. Click a cache and there will be two actions available in the description. The i button on the left shows details of the cache and the > arrow on the right give you menu for different options.
There are multiple ways to get cache descriptions to the application.
-Easy and fast way is press the Live button in top right corner of My Map view.
- You can also download geocache descriptions via pocket queries using PQ button in the top left corner of My Map view or drag and drop Pocket query files from iTunes.
- You can download individual cache descriptions directly from Groundspeak Geocache web site with the Safari web browser or the embedded web browser.
- You can click the pocket query zip file in the mail application and open the zip directly to the application.
Geo Bucket can be used with a free Groundspeak Geocache account or a premium account.
- With Free account you can download 3 full cache descriptions and 10 000 lite descriptions in 24 hours.
-With free account Live button can download only Traditional caches.
- With premium account you can download 6000 full cache descriptions in a day and 10 000 Lite cache descriptions of any cache type.
From the web download the free account you can use only LOC files, which contain only the cache location information.
The Pocket queries and the single cache GXP file contains much more information about the cache, e.g. difficulty, terrain, last logged comments, hint for the cache.
The cache descriptions are stored in the iPad/iPhone flash memory and you can go caching without internet connection.
You can freely use Pocket Queries and Live data to same location without any worries about duplicates.
Detailed instructions are available on the support page at http://www.facebook.com/GeoBucket (Just press the support link)
The Groundspeak Geocache icons and Powered by Live are copyrighted by Groundspeak, Inc. Used with permission.
Note: Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.
- iPad split screen support
- iPhone X support
- Updates to libraries
Ratings and Reviews
Much better than the official app
Caution: if you're not a premium GC member, or will be loading PQs into this app, or don't know what those things mean, stick with the official GC app for now. Premium GC users should not still be reading, they should be downloading this app! There is so more information available at a glance in this app that the official app feels like a toy in comparison. Filter by favorite points, any loaded cache is there for offline use, new version does trackables and can load/filter by other users' bookmark lists! One request: turn off GPS radio in fixed location mode to save battery.
Excellent for Caching!
I have been using this app for several years and love it, especially the ability to preload my waypoint and cache searches. I am a premium member, so I have never ran into the 'restrictions' from Groundspeak on limits. Solid product, gets me tight to the gz with only legit dnf's.
It works, but is poor quality and inefficient. They require money to access certain features that other apps don't. Given the low quality I prefer to use other apps that work much easier and give more features for free.
- Matti Mustonen
- 37.2 MB
- Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- You must be at least 17 years old to download this app.
- Unrestricted Web Access
- This app may use your location even when it isn't open, which can decrease battery life.
- © Matti Mustonen
- In-App Purchases
- remove advertisements from Geo Bucket $3.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.