Geocaching with Geosphere
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Geocaching with Geosphere provides a comprehensive package of features to support your geocaching habits. With access to the nearly 2 million geocaches worldwide registered with Geocaching.com, Geosphere is the app of choice for any level, novice to hardcore.
Feeling spontaneous? Just check for caches nearby, select your target and go! Use the description, hint, published logs, photo gallery, satellite image and compass (if your device has a built-in GPS) to locate the geocache. Finally, post your own log - all while still in the field.
Planning an outing or vacation? Preload the desired data for your destination using online searches or import GPX files / pocket queries before you even leave home. Geosphere stores the information in an internal database for later offline use when you don’t have Internet access.
Extensive filtering capabilities allow you to see only those caches you’re interested in. View search results in handy list form or displayed on a map. You can even organize caches into groups that are meaningful to you. Geosphere even includes help videos to demonstrate these and many more features.
Note: Access to the Geocaching.com database is provided under a license agreement. Geocaching.com limits the data available based on the user’s membership type; they require a premium membership for full data access.
What's New in Version 3.1
Improved iOS 7 compatibility.
New map features:
-Support Google maps (Standard, Satellite, Hybrid, Terrain).
-Map overlays for heading, locating target & minimum cache separation (0.1 mi).
-Pin overlay (blue 'X' ) displayed if you've logged a DNF.
-Separate settings for preloading cache, trackable & log images.
-Ability to scale down large downloaded images.
-Improved handling of corrected coordinates.
-Improved handling of additional waypoints.
-Expanded Favorites range.
-Added "I Attached Local Image" offline filter.
-Reduced compass calibration prompts.
-Ability to manage memory usage.
-Various minor improvements and bug fixes.
I am very new to geocaching so this is my very first app. For those who complain that nothing happens I can tell that I count figure out how this app works for 30 minutes. Just watch a videos provided by a developers. So after watching the very first video I was finally able to figure out how this app works. It may look very confusing in the begging yet it is very easy and fun app to use for your geocaching. Just give it a try you will love it in the end. I updated my account to a premium and I love that app now shows me special caches and most importantly a parking spot close to the cache. I like that it shows which direction I'm currently going, because few times while driving I realized that I was going Opposite direction.
Functions, but baits and switches you
I've been using this app for a while. I like how it works but a couple of things anger me about it. You shouldn't have to pay money for an app that needs you to upgrade to access extra features. If this 7.99 app had been free, I'd have forgiven it. You have to pay to access details on anything over your 3rd geocache. You can only see 20 log histories etc. it's a bunch of asinine and arbitrary restrictions. The user interface seemed designed by someone with aspergers. Once you get comfortable with it, it's fine, but it seems like such a roundabout way of getting some f'ing dots to show up on a god forsaken map! Jeeze how complicated and snafu like does it have to be? Keep it simple stupid. That's the KISS design rule that geosphere ignores.
Full Featured Geocaching App
The features available in this app are incredible and it's my Go-To app when I'm out in the field, and sometimes when I'm at my desk. I LOVE the addition of the .1 mile bubbles around the caches that are a valuable aid in planning new caches. A few wishes and I'd make this a 5: include the recent log activity in the list views, Inclusion of OpenStreet Maps, working with waypoints is a bit fiddly to add new ones in the field (adding related waypoint when viewing a waypoint didn't seem to work right and having number pad to enter coords would be so much faster.)