Tutoriel en français

C’est un tutoriel très agréable, montrant de nombreuses fonctionnalités de maaloo Geocaching.

Merci à Anthony!

This is a very nice tutorial, showing many features of maaloo Geocaching.
Thanks to Anthony!

 

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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.

 

 

Weiterentwicklung…

Ich möchte die Weiterentwicklung der Geocaching-App gern offener gestalten und weitere Entwickler teilhaben lassen.

Vielleicht ist es schon aufgefallen, das die Geocaching-App immer noch auf Windows Phone 8.x basiert, optisch wie technisch. Die Windows Mobile 10 Version lässt auf sich warten. Diese wird es aber nur geben, wenn sich weitere Entwickler finden.

Für die Windows Mobile 10 Version wird es eine komplette Neuimplementierung geben, da  interne Abläufe und die Datenverwaltung verbessert werden könnten. Damit bietet sich die Gelegenheit ganz neu anzufangen. Gern auch ein neues User Interface.

Auch wenn es um Windows Mobile nicht so rosig aussieht, mich interessiert die Technik, die Arbeit mit C#, VS2015, LinQ, TFS, .. und ob es funktioniert eine App im verteilten Team zu entwickeln 🙂

Der Wille die beste Geocaching-App zu bauen sollte vorhanden sein, nicht einfach nur noch eine App. Die App soll prinzipiell kostenlos sein, es gibt also nichts zu verdienen, außer Ruhm und Ehre 😉

Wie ist so die Meinung dazu…?

 

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.

FAQ: Wrong log date at geocaching.com

After an upload of a local log the log date at the geocaching.com website differs in some hours. The reason is the timezone of your local log date differs from the timezone of the geocaching.com Servers. The Servers are located in Seattle USA (UTC-7).

The cache logs on the website are shown only with the date not the time. But if you are located in e.g. europe and you write your log early in the morning, the hour offset (e.g. Germany UTC+1 to USA UTC-7, difference 8 hours) will result in a day before on the website.

This is not nice but the API of geocaching.com gets the log date converted to UTC as required.

In a next version you can set an optional offset for the hours, which will be added before the upload to geocaching.com. You decide if the date at geocaching.com is shown correct or the date in other apps is correct.

 

Update Geocaching v2.9.1

This update fixes some bugs and provides some minor improvements.

Changes for Geocaching:

  • Bugfix: The Found-Icon were not updated immediately on the map in all conditions. This should work now for PQs, Favorites, Online-Caches and the target waypoint.
  • Bugfix: The [COUNT]-Tag in the log text was not updated for immediately send logs. The number of founds is now retrieved from geocaching.com before log upload.
  • The logs are now uploaded in the order of creation date, from the older to the newer entries. Previously this was not explicitly ensured.
  • The short_description of the GPX-files (PQs) are now involved for the description of the cache, previously only the long_description was displayed.
  • New: You can use [DATE_LOG] and [TIME_LOG] as placeholders for the date and time at the creation date of the log. The former [DATE] and [TIME] still exist but insert the current date and time at upload.

General Changes:

  • Missing map tiles are tried to download again after the online access is available again. Previously a failed map tile download was cached until the next map provider was selected or the App restarted.
  • The info field ‘Altitude’ now shows the altitudes above 1000m in meters not km.
  • The Lumia 950 had a pixel offset on the OSM maps which prevented the correct selection of waypoints on the map. There is a new map option to add an offset to the touch position. The option page is: map / menu… / map options / View Extended / Special settings. The Lumia 950 is detected and the right value set, so normally you must not do anything for this.