Geocaching

 

There is a free app for geocaching available for Iphones at www.geocache.com. For Ipad and android phone the app costs $10. It is by far the best app out there for geocaching. Good luck!

why you'll need luck

A FREE app that costs $10, from a website that seems more like a parking spot with advertisements for things like annuities and coupons than actually being about geocaching? And I'm somewhat suspicious of your motives in making the post, since you just posted the link to the main advertisement cluttered page rather than posting a link to the free app itself. I'm not going to waste time or my computer's safety poking around all of the links on that site.

Try the real site.

Frovingslosh wrote:

from a website that seems more like a parking spot with advertisements

I think he means the official Geocaching website at www.geocaching.com . They do have a Geocaching mobile app at those prices.

App/Play store

I don't see the point in going to a typical ad site for mobile apps. You would simply search the Apple App Store or the Android Play Market on your phone and download directly from there.

There are some free and paid apps for both iPhone and Android out there.

WHAT!

I thought geocaching went out of style shortly after bell bottom trousers cool

-jgracey

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I have seen the future and it is now!

www.geocaching.com

The correct site is www.geocaching.com

I don't think it did.

jgracey wrote:

I thought geocaching went out of style shortly after bell bottom trousers cool

-jgracey

Not according to the 543,087 registered members on the caching site and about 950,000 active caches world wide.

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Anytime you have a 50-50 chance of getting something right, there's a 90% probability you'll get it wrong.

Recent Geocaching

I was at a state park here in Florida recently where a geocache club held an event and a big effort to bury more in the park. I guess it ain't dead yet.

NEVER buried

SnookMook wrote:

I was at a state park here in Florida recently where a geocache club held an event and a big effort to bury more in the park. I guess it ain't dead yet.

Geocaches are not allowed to be buried. It is against the rules of the sport. These events in the parks usually are referred to as CITO - Cache In, Trash Out. I have worked with numerous agencies (county, state) on geocaching volunteer events like that, picking up trash, pulling invasive plant species, etc. Once the parks get over the fear perpetuated by that "buried treasure" urban myth, they find it's a nice symbiotic relationship with the local geocaching groups.

From the main page at geocaching.com:
"There are 2,344,468 active geocaches and over 6 million geocachers worldwide."

Free Android App

Just yesterday, I downloaded a free geocaching app (C:GEO) to my Nexus 7. My Nexus 7 has WiFi only, if you did not know. Will be testing this week. Looks good so far.

Michael

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:260W, 50LM

Nexus 7

Used my Nexus 7 three times now for geocaching. Found 2 of 3 caches. The GPS feature has an listed accuracy of + or - 6 meters. I would say it is more like + or - 10 meters.

I used the Android App (C:GEO). I found it easy to use and it has some nice features. Especially useful is the download cache and description. Essential when your GPS device is WiFi only.

Michael

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:260W, 50LM

Geocaching

Don B wrote:
jgracey wrote:

I thought geocaching went out of style shortly after bell bottom trousers cool

-jgracey

Not according to the 543,087 registered members on the caching site and about 950,000 active caches world wide.

I think maybe the recent resurgence is due more to the APPS on SMART PHONES and not GPS receivers.

I know my 11 year old grandson is heavily into geocaching using his iPhone and a geocaching APP that lets him know when he is near a Cache.

Before smart phones, you had to consult a WEB site to find caches near a given location which was a bit more tedious.

-jgracey

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I have seen the future and it is now!

Better Accuracy

Found 3 caches today using my Nexus7 and the free app (C:GEO). Today's locations were within 2 meters of what my device was showing. Much better accuracy.

Also used a feature of the app to log my find and comment in the field before leaving the site. When I returned to my WiFi connection it was a simple matter to submit and confirm my log entries for these caches. Liking this app more and more.

Michael

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:260W, 50LM

New to caching.

My daughter and her 3 boys are just starting to be interested in this pastime. I hope I can keep up with those young legs. smile

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:260W, 50LM

Windows Phone

The official Geocaching app is also available for free for Windows phones:

http://www.windowsphone.com/en-us/search?q=geocaching