Groundspeak Weekly Newsletter – October 19, 2011

Geocaching Live

Sometimes, you end up places where you never expected to be. Maybe you ran into friends headed to the beach and decided to hop in the car, or perhaps your flight was diverted and you’re stuck somewhere overnight.

Had you known in advance that you were going to this unexpected location, you might have downloaded a Pocket Query (if you’re a Premium Member) or printed out a few cache pages (if you’re a Basic Member). But because you didn’t know, you weren’t prepared to go geocaching.

Groundspeak’s Geocaching application for smart phones solves this problem. The application provides direct access to the database, so you can search for, find and log geocaches in the field. You can even filter search results by cache type, cache size, and difficulty and terrain ratings. Many people use a smartphone loaded with the application as their primary GPS device, while others prefer to plug the coordinates into their handheld GPS and use the application to access cache information, view photo galleries, move Trackables and log their finds.

However you choose to use the app, you’ll find that it allows you more flexibility when planning for your geocaching adventures. Groundspeak’s Geocaching application is available on iPhone, Android and Windows Phone 7 devices. Application cost is US $9.99.

There are also several third-party applications that use our public API, with more coming soon. Check them out here.