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#1 User is offline   Geocaching HQ 

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Posted 17 May 2017 - 07:24 AM

Release Notes (Geocaching® app) - May 17, 2017

With this release you can now add, access, and edit personal cache notes on the app and on Geocaching.com. Additionally, personal cache notes are saved even when created offline.

Also, a new Settings screen is now available to set your preferred distance units and turn off the 30 foot warning.

Lastly, we are now enforcing rules on only one found it, attended, webcam photo taken, or will attend per cache on the app and Geocaching.com. Attempts to submit duplicate logs on the Geocaching® app will automatically change to Notes.

In every release, we also fix bugs and make other small improvements to the Geocaching® app:
  • Improved handling of onboarding videos
  • Better attribution to OSM on Trails map
  • Shop Geocaching links for all locales
  • Updated app icon
  • (iPhone only) Easier access to opening the cache listing in browser


Ben H from HQ’s Product Team is watching the thread to answer questions whenever possible.


Any posts in this thread should relate to features in this release. Please direct unrelated comments to other appropriate threads. Thanks!

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Posted 17 May 2017 - 07:36 AM

View PostGeocaching HQ, on 17 May 2017 - 07:24 AM, said:

Release Notes (Geocaching® app) - May 17, 2017

With this release you can now add, access, and edit personal cache notes on the app and on Geocaching.com. Additionally, personal cache notes are saved even when created offline.




Hurray!!! :grin:
(and finally... :laughing: )

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Posted 17 May 2017 - 07:59 AM

Still not showing Mystery and Multi caches with corrected final coordinates directly on the map? It is a NO-GO for me.
Another iPhone app "Geocaching with Geosphere" does it well, so your official app has no added value for me.

Just for the record, you got my support previously as I bought the old official (now retired) application in the iPhone app store. But in the end, I never used it, as other app did better what you can't after all those years.

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Posted 17 May 2017 - 08:43 AM

View Postbranio, on 17 May 2017 - 07:59 AM, said:

Still not showing Mystery and Multi caches with corrected final coordinates directly on the map? It is a NO-GO for me.
Same here. This is the only Android app I've seen that still shows solved puzzles at the original posted coordinates, rather than at the edited coordinates.

But other than that, this app is looking good. If you can display solved puzzles at the edited coordinates, then I'll have to consider switching to it when I switch apps again (which will probably be fairly soon, given that my current app is no longer being developed :( ).

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Posted 17 May 2017 - 09:39 PM

Hey with every release it gets better. Can we have a setting to stop cache icons being clustered when zooming out please. It makes it very difficult to plan when this happens and I'd like them to overlap rather than be clustered. Thanks.

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Posted 19 May 2017 - 11:32 PM

Great!
Updated yesterday on iOS, now it won't open and keeps crashing.

Some update?

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Posted 20 May 2017 - 03:12 PM

Good - now we have some way of getting to personal notes that doesn't involve the website. The problem remains, though, that the app still doesn't display caches at corrected coordinates. My most common use of personal notes is to show additional information posted to Geocheck for mystery caches and until the display is fixed the app is of little value to me.

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Posted 20 May 2017 - 03:57 PM

View Postclan_steve, on 19 May 2017 - 11:32 PM, said:

Great!
Updated yesterday on iOS, now it won't open and keeps crashing.

Some update?

That happens. Try turning your iPhone all the way off, then turning it back on and launching the app again.

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Posted 20 May 2017 - 11:04 PM

What does the name exclamation mark icon mean on the map?

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Posted 21 May 2017 - 03:21 AM

View PostRoarth, on 20 May 2017 - 11:04 PM, said:

What does the name exclamation mark icon mean on the map?


Those are caches on which you have uncompleted drafts.

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Posted 21 May 2017 - 10:34 AM

Fantastic news that the Android version can now work in miles. Thank you!

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Posted 21 May 2017 - 02:54 PM

View PostKeystone, on 20 May 2017 - 03:57 PM, said:

View Postclan_steve, on 19 May 2017 - 11:32 PM, said:

Great!
Updated yesterday on iOS, now it won't open and keeps crashing.

Some update?

That happens. Try turning your iPhone all the way off, then turning it back on and launching the app again.


I've had the same problem - not only does it crash, my whole phone locks up. I've tried several hard resets; my phone then works fine until I open the Geocaching app, which works for a couple of minutes, and then everything locks up again.

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Posted 22 May 2017 - 10:42 AM

I have now used the new geocaching app for a while and it actually works very well after the ‘Draft’ functionality has been added. I have used the app both as online caching and offline with downloaded list on vacation. Cache descriptions and downloaded maps do the job. One thing I was missing on the trip, was the possibility to removed already found caches from the list, or, may be even better, that caches on the draft list is shown on the map. The last part has already been added. Great! It is also very useful when caching online. There is a few thing I still missing in the app. Many caches uses spoiler pictures as hints and these pictures is not part of the downloaded information. I think this cost me 2 or 3 founds. Another thing is that caches should be shown at corrected coordinates and not listing coordinates on the map. I know the corrected coordinates is shown when start navigating, but when looking on the map for the next cache to find, it is the corrected coordinates that is of interests.
It would also be nice if the app could be moved to the SD-Card (I use the Android version) and the cache database should also be movable.
The thing I think is most important, are that caches is shown at corrected coordinates.
Thanks for a great product.
Finn, (fbpetersen)

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Posted 22 May 2017 - 02:56 PM

Am so disappointed with the app that we have deleted it from our machines. Can't find a way to dlink it from safari. Every time we wish to look at something on geocaching .com it drops us into the app. Not what I want to do so app gone until this is fixed.

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Posted 23 May 2017 - 07:43 AM

I noticed that cache attributes are still unavailable. Unless there's some new setting?

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Posted 23 May 2017 - 09:42 PM

View Post80degrees, on 22 May 2017 - 02:56 PM, said:

Am so disappointed with the app that we have deleted it from our machines. Can't find a way to dlink it from safari. Every time we wish to look at something on geocaching .com it drops us into the app. Not what I want to do so app gone until this is fixed.


Press and hold the link and it should pop up an option to change the default action.

(for the record, I deleted the app because it is useless to non-PMO cachers)

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Posted Yesterday, 03:55 PM

View Postspstanley, on 23 May 2017 - 07:43 AM, said:

I noticed that cache attributes are still unavailable. Unless there's some new setting?


Attributes will be part of our 5.4 release, which is currently in development. It should be available in a couple weeks.

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Posted Yesterday, 08:20 PM

I like all of the updates included in v5.3 and I think it's great that GS has addressed many of the things repeatedly requested by forum users. I don't use the app much while searching for caches, but do use it a fair amount for creating lists and when I want details in my Field Notes.

Thanks for the updates!

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Besides attributes and corrected coords, the other things I'd like to see are:
-- A map scale. I can click on a cache and see how far that icon is from the blue dot that represents my current location, but I'd need a scale on the map to estimate the distance between 2 icons on the map.
-- Clustering settings, either an on/off option or an option to set minimum count for clustering.
-- Ability to remove a cache from a list while viewing that list on the map.
-- Ability to add caches to the 'Ignore List' and 'Watchlist', perhaps as options when adding caches to a list.
-- More Search options: cache name, cache owner.

ETA:
-- Would be great to have D/T/Size displayed without having to open each cache. For example, shown next to the fave heart, distance, tb count that's shown at the bottom of the map screen and for each cache in the list screen.

This post has been edited by noncentric: Yesterday, 09:54 PM


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Posted Yesterday, 09:46 PM

 noncentric, on 24 May 2017 - 08:20 PM, said:

I like all of the updates included in v5.3 and I think it's great that GS has addressed many of the things repeatedly requested by forum users. I don't use the app much while searching for caches, but do use it a fair amount for creating lists and when I want details in my Field Notes.

Thanks for the updates!

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Besides attributes and corrected coords, the other things I'd like to see are:
-- A map scale. I can click on a cache and see how far that icon is from the blue dot that represents my current location, but I'd need a scale on the map to estimate the distance between 2 icons on the map.
-- Clustering settings, either an on/off option or an option to set minimum count for clustering.
-- Ability to remove a cache from a list while viewing that list on the map.
-- Ability to add caches to the 'Ignore List' and 'Watchlist', perhaps as options when adding caches to a list.
-- More Search options: cache name, cache owner.


Really support the suggestion of clustering.

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