just got geocaching app for iphone

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  1. kevin

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    just got the groundspeak app for the iphone. caching bonanaza!! wherever you are you have a direct link to caches in the area on a map!
     
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    app name? price?
     
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    it was $10 and the only "official" one from groundspeak (of geocaching.com).
     
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    Mine was free got it two days ago and found 4 boxes so far :)
     
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    And what is the name of the one you are using Stealthy?
     
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    It is a fun app. I like that it allows you to log your finds immediately and gives you the nearest caches to your current locations.

    If you are in an area of good reception, you don't really need a GPS with you. Very cool!
     
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    I have been using the Android version for a few months now and have only had one problem with it.

    I was searching for a cache with limited cell coverage and it kept listing my position five miles north of my location and would not adjust to my location.

    My solution was to cycle the phone off an back on to correct my problem.

    My favorite feature is after you have the done a local search for caches is to click the map it feature to show you the varies locations. If you change the map to the satellite image, you can narrow your down to a certain tree type by studying the image.
     
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    I have it on my iPod Touch for use with my Dual GPS back. Works great. Download maps and cache data before leaving home and I'm set for the day.
     
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    It is pretty neat. I just got the app (and a premium membership) on Friday. Hit my first ever cache with a friend on Sunday. Lots of fun, but it really eats the battery (iphone 3gs) if you leave the app up the entire time.

    Next time, I'll get going on the trail and shut it off for a bit. Just stop every so often to recheck until we get close.

    Sure had fun though!!
     
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    Saves me from having to print all of the caches and clues. Love it
     
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    I use the one from c:geo, works great for me on my Samsung galaxy plus its free and has better and more reviews.
     
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    I have been up sing the Android version for a long time now. My Garmin is now my caching backup and my hikeing GPS.
     
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    I just installed the c:geo app on my phone and can now search for caches online from my PC that I would like to try to find, and send them to my phone.

    Works great and is a lot of fun.
     
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    I use my phone currently but it has the issues some have already mentioned...shotty GPS at times and you loss service in some backwoods locations.

    Yesterday me and my girlfriend pulled up to a roadside cache in a heavily wooded area..right when I parked we lost gps and were unable to find a 1 1 cache..

    pair your phone with a gps for best results.
     
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    I love caching and I use to have a jail broken iphone so I didn't have to spend the 10 bucks for the app...
    I'm about to break down and just buy it though. It's a 10 bucks well spent.
    I work in downtown Louisville and they are everywhere here. I use to enjoy going on my lunch break. You would be amazed how many are hidden right in the heart of downtown...
     
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    I love my geocaching android app. Super simple, immediate logging, great for anywhere. I drive a truck so I can stop anywhere, open the app, and go caching! It's awesome and works great.
     
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    I appreciated

    thats Great thanks
     
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    +1 on c:geo

    Free rules all
     
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    I had C:geo, but after they did away with the live map feature I stopped using it. The find nearby feature is always screwing up for me, and would show that I was in an entirely different state! I know that is a gps problem, but for some reason the groundspeak app works all the time for me.
     
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    link for free Iphone app ?
     
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    I have the official iphone app as well. It's worth the $10. You can find local caches, log your finds, use it as a GPS, etc. Never had any issues with it either.
     
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    I have the official iphone app as well. It's worth the $10. the boys and I are hooked - mapping out our next treasure hunt as I type this
     
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    I heard it Like Battery life a lot ?? The App. ??
     
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    The app does drain the phone battery a lot. The entire time you have the app open, even if you aren't navigating, it is using the GPS which drains battery life. Back when I had an iPhone 3 and 3s, the battery drain was so bad that I could plug the phone into a car charger while running the app and the battery would drain faster than the car charger could charge it! With the iPhone 4 that battery capacity and recharge speeds are higher so I can actually gain charge while the app is running but it's still a tremendous battery hog. I think the convenience of having the app with you far outweighs the battery drain though.


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    ok i got what he was asking and yes I agree - batt drain is significant but well worth having the phone in hand - i just charge it on the drive to the cache site and on the way back home

    now if I were a serious geocacher id be hooking up a goal zero solar kit to the phone while I hike around :)
     
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    I have been using Looking 4 Cache and GeoBucket on my iphone for paperless caching. Both have a free (ad supported) version and a paid version. I've yet to settle on one or the other as I just started geocaching again after taking the last 2 years or so off. I still use my 60csx to actually find the cache, and use the phone for online access, logging, etc.
     

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