Groundspeak Weekly Newsletter – July 6, 2011

Version 4.5 of the Geocaching iPhone Application Now Available

The Geocaching iPhone Application allows you to search for, navigate to and log geocaches all from the convenience of your iPhone.

Version 4.5 of the application, available this week on iTunes, includes a newly implemented advanced search feature. Advanced search allows users to search by location, cache type, keyword, and difficulty and terrain ratings. You can also exclude your finds from search results and filter out the finds of up to four friends. This feature makes it easy for those geocaching in a group to identify which caches no one in the group has found. Premium Members also have the ability to filter the search results so that they can easily identify Premium Member only caches.

This update also simplifies the planning of geocaching outings. Choose a cache that you want to find and add it to one of your multiple allowed lists – such as “caches for the weekend” or “caches near work.” The cache will be added to the list and saved so that you can access it while outside of network coverage.

The latest version of the Geocaching iPhone Application is now available on iTunes.

  • I’ve downloaded the update and I’m looking forward to trying it out!

  • Guest

    Awesome! I LOVE IT.

  • When can we expect updates to the Android app?  If nothing else, just the ability to visit/drop trackables. But there are NUMEROUS requests in the Feedback Forum.  Android now has over 50% of the market share, so apps should be developed at the same rate.

  • Hey Denise – We’re working on the Android release! The Android app is expected to receive an update before the end of the month. I’ll keep you posted.

  • That’s awesome that you can exclude finds of friends…. but can we do it on the website??? No iphone 🙁 and I’d LOVE to use that feature!

  • Where do I contact if I have suggestions for improvement?

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  • I am looking forward to trying out the iPhone app. You sure can’t beat the price!

  • Topcalf

    my iphone4s is not very acceurate it can be from 16 to 30 feet off. I can be with others and they will be right on. I had a BB before and it would also be right on. I have check all setting and still have problem. Geocaching is not very much fun any more. Anyone have some ideas??