Geocaching®

Groundspeak Inc.

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  • Current Version: 5.1
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 86.20 MB
  • Developer: Groundspeak Inc.
  • Compatibility: IOS 9.0 or later.
App Ranking: 3.5
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Geocaching® App Description & Overview

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 • Navigate to geocaches with offline maps • Plan your next adventure with My Lists • 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. Terms of Use : https://www.geocaching.com/about/termsofuse.aspx Privacy Policy : https://www.geocaching.com/about/privacypolicy.aspx
We updated how geocaches are displayed on the map for improved accessibility and easier identification of different geocache types. In every release, we also fix bugs and make other small improvements -Cache owners can now submit Owner Maintenance, Disable, and Enable logs for their caches. -Devices will not go to sleep while navigating to a cache. -Caches on ignore lists won’t be displayed on the main geocache map and list view. - Fixed a bug that prevented the distance to a cache from updating

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Geocaching® Reviews

  • Fun! Worth the year upgrade!

    By S3426765444
    5
    Fun!
  • What a disappointment.

    By Vazz21
    1
    I've been geocaching for 5 years now and used the old pay app for most of my 7200+ finds. A few years ago, the old pay app went away in favor of developing the free app, which was a great idea. I know a lot of the folks (like me) who paid $10 for the pay app were upset, but I wasn't one of them. I longed for an app that was closer to c:geo in functionality and ease of use. So I downloaded the (then) new version of the free app to give it a try. What a disappointment! I deleted it almost a week later and went back to the old pay app. And then Groundspeak killed off the pay app. Now I was outraged. I understand the economics behind the decision, but I would expect the the company that brought us geocaching would give us a decent app. You know, like the old pay app. But no. This app does nothing right and gives priority to things you don't need or care about. Sure, it has advanced a lot since the initial rollout, but you expect that of any app. You certainly don't expect it to remain as stale as it was when it first debuted. But it is. Basically, you can't do much with this app. Sure, you can see a map of caches nearby and collate those caches in a list starting with the closest one to you. But there the functionality ends. Why does anyone care to see a list of their bookmarks? Why is creating an offline list not a quick link? Who cares about seeing their own profile on their app? Why can't I easily see any of my souvenirs? And why is it so complicated to write a log? And that's just a few complaints. My main complaint is that we lost a perfectly good, functional, easy to use app in favor of this garbage. Geocaching is a great outdoors activity. I enjoy it so much, I'm in the middle of a 4 and a half years long daily find streak! That streak almost came to an end on March 20, when the old pay app went offline and we were stuck with a non working free app. Thankfully, I had paid for the Cachly app. Do yourself a favor and get that app instead. Although not as easy to use as the old pay app, it is a way better app than this one. I am actually upset that I have to give this app a one star rating. It deserves way less than that. They'll never bring back the Classic app (which is what they renamed the pay app), and that's the second biggest shame of all. The biggest shame of all, in case you're wondering, is that a guy in his garage can come up with a better app than the people who invented the game; charge you for it and you're almost forced to pay him if you want to use your cell phone for geocaching. This app needs to be either completely rebuilt or go away.
  • Fun but now need to pay to find most caches

    By johnk2032
    3
    We've enjoyed geocaching for years but not a big fan of having to pay subscription fees to find anything but the easiest caches
  • Very disappointed

    By CantpickanameIlike
    1
    Geocaching used to be a fun thing we did as a family that was inexpensive and got us all out in to nature and new places! But now with the sudden changes, and we can't get caches that are more than a 1.5 it's not worth the trouble of even planning to go out... you've ruined a good thing by being GREEDY! Thanks... I know you've lost my family and myself. We don't even bother to go out geocaching anymore.
  • Misguided app

    By HikeCampFishRun
    1
    App should give basic members all the functionality they enjoy from their computer on the full website. Ridiculous that it doesn't.
  • Premium ripoff

    By Tutteroo
    1
    Hard to cancel a premium membership. Ap was super buggy. It was talked up so much by a friend who doesn't have to worry about their budget I just subscribed without trying it. Now, after logging into their website where any other provider would let you cancel, it's saying I have to find a sub menu in iTunes to stop them from charging my account again. I have yet to find it and I'm suuuuper anxious and disappointed.
  • Ruined my fave hobby

    By Pinkdinosaur
    1
    The new app forces users to subscribe to premium membership to see caches above a 1.5 difficulty or terrain. The old PAID app never did this. Budget limited families like mine are now cut off from this amazing hobby. It got us outdoors and active, and it was a 1-time $9.99 purchase. Groundspeak has now ruined the hobby for us. 😢
  • Unwelcome changes.

    By Swlutz
    1
    I guess paying for the app previously means nothing to this company. Requiring premium to use most features and finding caches above a 1 difficulty makes geocaching a much more expensive activity than it used to be.
  • Lame new app

    By kbhayes
    1
    Loved the old app and geocaching. Now I have to pay monthly? Get a clue. RIP Geocaching.
  • Complete and total CRAP!

    By Trackercasey
    1
    What used to be fun free (I did buy the 10$ app) activity for the family has new become yet one more example of greed. Thanks for killing geocaching. Whom ever developed the new app you disgust me.
  • Excellent

    By Gandalf 42
    5
    Great app
  • I paid the $10 a while ago

    By Lord Malachi
    1
    And now I have to pay again? I don't think so, super lame guys!

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