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
If you purchase a Premium membership in this app, you will be automatically billed $5.99/month or $29.99/year through iTunes until you cancel your subscription. Your subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period. No cancellation of the current subscription is allowed during active subscription period.
Note: Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.
What's New in Version 4.9
Premium members can now use offline maps! Offline maps let you navigate to geocaches without an internet connection. To save maps to your device, download a geocache list.
In every release, we also fix bugs and make other small improvements.
Okay but limited
I have been a premium member for years now and find the app limiting.
On more than one occasion it has not kept me logged in. Not a big deal, just a frustration for me, as I tend to have complex passwords.
The past week I went out to perform some maintenance on one of my caches and found that I could not log an owner maintenance visit. Seems that you have to use the web site for that action.\\
One part that I find very frustrating with the app is it acting like I do not know anything about geocaching and displaying "got it" messages. Perhaps this happens when the app is upgraded and it must have a indication of if it has displayed a "useful tip" to the user. How about an option to not display theses tips. I think that would be a better approach.
Another frustraton is the silly screen that appears when you near a cache that you are navigating to. Just a beep or a vibrate would be enough for me. I do not need to dismiss a message.
I also do not like the fact that my caches that are higher difficulty/terrain are now behind a pay wall if the user is using the app and not a standard hand held gps unit. At least with the web site and a loc file, users can find these caches if they wish. Seems like a money grab to me.
Cannot see attributes
This app has worked well for me since I first downloaded it last summer. There are times when I miss the old app, but for the most part it does what it needs to. There have been some good improvements over the last several months as well which I'm very happy about too. However, as somebody who uses the attributes quite a bit when searching for caches, not being able to see them from the app is a big bummer. And while the PQ feature is nice, it just doesn't quite do the trick. Being able to quickly see if a cache is specifically winter friendly (or specifically not) for example can save a lot of headache in snowy seasons. All in all though it gets the job done.
More money? Seriously?
I paid for the original app, now I have to pay monthly or yearly? I get it, it cost money to run the servers, and the price isn't terrible. Previous purchasers should get a few month's free or something. Can't even sort caches by free vs premium without paying. Ironic. I was in the middle of planning a large group event, going to be hard to get everyone to buy the in app premium. New plan 😡
- Category: Navigation
- Updated: Jan 12, 2017
- Version: 4.9
- Size: 87.9 MB
- Languages: English, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Korean, Latvian, Luxembourgish, Norwegian Bokmål, Portuguese, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish
- Seller: Groundspeak Inc.
- © 2013 Groundspeak Inc.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
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