maaloo Geocaching for iPhone and Android – On Approach

Good news. The app comes in a phase in which it works altogether – gets round. The functionality is not yet where it should be in the future. But it is possible to search geocaches, save as favorites and log the find.
The interface is modern and hopefully fluid and easy to use.

What’s included right from the start are high resolution offline vector maps from all over the world. That was important and took a little more time than planned – it was worth it.

Here are a few impressions of the state. The beta phase with users starts in February/March 2020. Maybe you can join the TestFlight.

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maaloo Geocaching for iPhone

After a somewhat longer breather, owing to the decline of Windows Phone / Mobile, the journey continues towards the iPhone. maaloo geocaching is being redesigned, with fresh technology under the planks. The main focus lays on the target platform Apple iPhone. Potentially, it could also run on Android and Windows Universal App – but maybe later. Lets focus on iPhone.

When will it happen? Look forward to late spring 2019 over again …

maaloo Geocaching Windows Phone – API changes – 1 June 2019

geocaching.com is changing its API to access its data to another technology. That would be a major change to the app. Due to the decreased importance of Windows Phone / Mobile and the resulting reduced user base, the effort for this migration is too high and is therefore not carried out.

The development of the iPhone version of maaloo Geocaching is in heavy development, but will be available later after this date.

The maaloo Geocaching for Windows Phone/Mobile will not be able to communicate with geocaching.com after 1 June 2019.

You can only use the offline functionality of the app. You can import pocket queries (GPX-files) and use them without online connection.

The same happens for the geocaching functionality of maaloo Outdoor.

I hope you enjoyed the app so far and will have it until 1 June 2019 or maybe even beyond as iPhone version later on.

Update Geocaching v2.9.4.x

v2.9.4.0:

This update offers 2 new filters for Geocaches. The Cache-Size and the Min-Favorite-Points filters.

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The selection of all sizes automatically includes the Unknown-size.

The other new features are the fast map and themes switcher, introduces with the v2.9.3 of the Outdoor version.

Updates v2.9.4.x – Bugfixes

v2.9.4.1:

  • Corrected coordinates of mystery caches in geocaching.com are visible again on the map and in the details of the cache.

v2.9.4.2:

  • A Timeout-message appears if the request for caches on the map is not responded in a certain time (see Seetings / Online / TimeOut Message Limit). This re-enables the next request faster.
  • Panoramio is no longer available. The former features for Panoramio are excluded now from the app.
  • Some other minor bugfixes.

 

 

FAQ: Combine Geocaching and Outdoor

You can add the Geocaching App features into the Outdoor 8 App and leverage the Outdoor 8 App to a Multi-Outdoor-tool. Geocaching and Outdoor in one App… awesome!

You must have been purchased the Geocaching and the Outdoor 8 app. Open the Geocaching App and press the Unlock button in Info / Apps. This will enable the Geocaching-features in the installed Outdoor 8 app. The amount of available Geocaching features depends on the version of the Outdoor 8 app vs. the Geocaching version. But normally both apps are close together.

The former Geocaching/Outdoor-InApps will be not available anymore.

 

FAQ: Basic member at geocaching.com

If you have only a Basic account at geocaching.com, this app (and all other Live-API depentend apps)  will get limited results by the geocaching.com Live API.

The limitations are:

  • Only 3 full descriptions of traditional caches per day
  • Only traditional caches are visible (no Multi caches, mystery caches, ..)
  • no Pocket Queries

You must buy a Premium account at geocaching.com to have full access to the Live-API-features.

If you buy the app you do not get a Premium account of geocaching.com included.