Have fun organising a Geocaching event for iPhones

April 30, 2010

Geocaching is a high-tech treasure hunting game played throughout the world by adventure seekers equipped with GPS devices. The basic idea is to locate hidden containers, called geocaches, outdoors and then share your experiences online.

Now you can geocache using your Apple iPhone and Groundspeak’s Geocaching iPhone Application.

How It Works

The iPhone 3G and 3GS use a combination of GPS, Wi-Fi positioning and cell towers to determine your approximate location. Groundspeak’s iPhone Application then queries the Geocaching.com database in real-time and provides a list of geocaches near you.

Available in English, Dutch, French, German and Japanese language versions.

Screenshots and Features

Screen Shots: Search Results, Geocache Details, Trackable Items

Instant, direct access to Geocaching.com’s database of worldwide geocaches

  • Search by current location, address or GC code
  • Filter your hides and finds from the Geocaching.com search results
  • Access geocache details, including description, photo gallery, attributes, recent logs, hint and inventory
  • Look up trackable item details, including item goals, while on the trail
  • Save geocache listings, including maps and photos, for quick retrieval and offline use
  • Log geocache finds and post notes in the field
  • Download active pocket queries for use while outside of network coverage
  • View geocache web pages on geocaching.com without leaving the application using embedded web browser

Screen Shots: Result Map, Compass Navigation, Cache Info Map

Advanced navigation capabilities

  • View nearby caches on the embedded map
  • View cache size, terrain and difficulty rating directly from the map screen
  • Navigate to geocaches with a simulated compass arrow (iPhone 3G and 3GS only) or directly from the map screen
  • Add custom waypoints when navigating to multi-caches
  • Switch between street, topographic and satellite maps
  • Rotate map to match your heading (iPhone 3GS option only)

Supported Devices

Groundspeak’s Geocaching Application is best supported by the iPhone 3G or 3GS, but is also compatible with the iPod Touch and 1st generation iPhones.

Please note: You will need Wi-Fi access for the application to work on the iPod Touch. Also, without GPS, compass navigation will not work on the 1st generation iPhone.

We will be introducing a version of the application for Android in Q2 of 2010.

Ready to get started?

Visit the Apple iTunes Store to download Groundspeak’s Geocaching iPhone Application.

Discuss Geocaching with the iPhone on the Groundspeak Forums

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