By Groundspeak Inc.
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Join the world’s largest treasure hunting community with the official app for geocaching. Whether you are off to find your first geocache or your ten-thousandth, this app is your ultimate geocaching toolbox. There are millions of cleverly hidden containers called geocaches scattered throughout more than 185 countries, just waiting to be found—there are probably even some near you right now.
Just getting started? This app walks you through the adventure of finding your first few geocaches. There are tips, hints and instructions for geocaching as well as using the app.
• Live Search continuously updates nearby geocaches as you move
• Find all easy Traditional geocaches and geocaching events
• Message other players for tips, hints and more
• Learn about the world of trackables: geocaching game pieces that travel from geocache to geocache
• Search for and log trackables you find in the wild
Unlock even more adventure with Geocaching Premium:
• Find any geocache in the world, including Premium Member Only caches
• Access a search tool to sort through them all
• Enjoy new and improved tools for finding advanced geocache types
• Create lists of geocaches and save them for offline use
• Gain access to all Premium features on the Geocaching website
Note: Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.
What's New in Version 4.3.1
Bug fixes and performance improvements.
Recent updates have been all about helping players get their geocaching lives organized -- and now it's our turn! In this release...
We cleaned up the geocaching map to make searching for geocaches easier.
We added the ability to view your geocache lists from the map.
Go check out the map's new look!
Disappointed (and I wish I wasn't, because I love Geocaching)
Years ago, there were 2 Geocaching apps on the App Store. One was the free one that I'm writing the review on, and the other was something named "Geocaching Classic," which is no longer on the App Store. Given it has been years since I have purchased it, I do not remember the price paid, but I believe it was around $10. This "new" Geocaching app that Groundspeak has released has not only taken away all of the features I paid for in the classic app, but quite frankly, it has ruined Geocaching for me as a whole. I used to be able to look at the lists of geocaches nearby that had always intrigued me, but I can no longer do that because lists are a feature only available to premium members. I also can only access geocaches with 1 and 1/2 difficulty or less, which wasn't the case with the classic app. Simply put, I can no longer go Geocaching as conveniently and as enjoyably as I could before, with the "classic" Geocaching app. Worst of all, I cannot be refunded directly by Groundspeak, and instead, I would have to deal with contacting Apple themselves. Like I said earlier, I used to eagerly go geocaching with friends and family with the classic geocaching app, but I no longer can. Unless you plan on paying to purchase a premium membership, don't bother downloading this app.
Downgrade from Geocaching Classic
Very disappointed with this new app for several reasons. 1, I paid for Geocaching Classic and now am no longer able to access it or any of its features, several of which were left out of this new version. 2, I now need a premium membership to find "Advanced Traditionals". Well in that case I guess I'll just use my phone's browser instead. 3, I now cannot create my own lists without a membership. Before the lists didn't sync, which was perfectly fine as I didn't have a membership.
A suggestion, refund everyone who purchased Geocaching Classic or provide us with a free year membership, then maybe we'll be hooked on this new app since it was clearly made for premium members.
The opposite of intuitive
I really wanted to like this when it came out. I tried it. I gave it time for improvements. Sorry, but I just can't find my way around with the symbols and icons. I doesn't function the way I want it to. As a premium member, I had no problem or complaint with restrictions. I just can't make it work for me. Today, I got an email advising that I had a TB in a cache that had been archived with a link to the cache to learn what may have happened. When I used the link it opened the app which stated the cache number was invalid. That was the last straw; after this review, I'm removing it from my phone. I wish I could rate this less than one star as it is useless.
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- Category: Navigation
- Updated: Jun 14, 2016
- Version: 4.3.1
- Size: 56.7 MB
- Apple Watch: Yes
- Languages: English, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Korean, Latvian, Norwegian Bokmål, Portuguese, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish
- Seller: Groundspeak Inc.
- © 2013 Groundspeak Inc.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
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