Looking4Cache is a app with a wide set of functions around the fascinating hobby geocaching. With direct access to over two million geocaches on Groundspeak´s Geocaching platform you can search for a box nearly everywhere.
In seconds you can store geocaches including all informations like the last logs, the waypoints and the images to your device over the direct API access (for this please read the annotation on the bottom). Or you can import a gpx file or a pocket query. All data will be stored on your device for offline usage.
Log your founds with trackables instantly or after your trip in the app. You can upload fieldnotes to the geocaching website too. And this not only for you but also for your complete team.
To save power the GPS accuracy will be switched based on the distance to your next target.
Here a list of the key functions:
- through the Geocaching Live API
- load Pocket Queries
- import own GPX files
- GCVote integration
- add Geocaches to lists
- use a lot of filers and sorts
- swipe a cache to build lists for your next trip
- Online OpenStreetMap, OpenCycleMap, MapQuest, Bing
- Online Apple Maps
- Send coordinates to other navigation apps
- for multiple users
- with a log draft
- log Travelbugs
- save logs locally
Attention: To access the geocaches you need a user on Groundspeak´s Geocaching plattform (.com). According to your membership type the amount of data is restricted. Basic Members could load 3 full cache descriptions per day and up to 6000 basic descriptions. As a Basic Member the geocache search is restricted to traditional caches. To get full access and use all functions of this app you should have a premium account.
Attention: Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.
This version contains a new data protection declaration which meets the requirements of the DSGVO. I didn't have to change anything in the content of the app to fulfill it.
Ratings and Reviews
With Geosphere no longer supported on iOS 11, I took another look at caching apps. No app does all what Geosphere offered, but after trying them all I think the pro version of this app is the best. The lite version will get you started but to appreciate it you need the full version
The interface takes a little getting used to, but it has a nice display that is focused on the maps. The color scheme is far better than some of its competitors. It does a lot and does it better than anything out there (excepting Geosphere).
My Facebook got hacked right after logging into this app through my geocaching account which is linked to my Facebook.
Good features, but confusing interface
This has some great features, such as the ability to navigate to a cache or related waypoint via another app (it supports at least TomTom and Navigon, maybe others). This is an awesome feature that the official Geocaching app doesn't provide. Also you can filter searches based on difficulty, terrain, etc. However the UI is confusing, partly due to poor translation to English (and in some cases, not translated at all). For example in the filtering options, most options are inclusive (so find caches that ARE of a certain difficulty range), but others are exclusive. For example the Founds option (which is already some confusing wording), that filters OUT ones you've found, which makes sense, but then it seems to me the wording should be "Not found". Also there are some fairly unclear icon buttons. Etc. Still, once you figure it out this app has some really great features and I'm definitely considering buying the Pro version.
- Looking4Cache UG (haftungsbeschraenkt)
- 39.7 MB
- Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- English, Czech, Dutch, French, German, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- This app may use your location even when it isn't open, which can decrease battery life.
- © 2018 Looking4Cache UG (haftungsbeschränkt)
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.