Groundspeak Weekly Newsletter – February 1, 2012

New Feature – Recently Viewed Geocaches

You’re back from a full day of heart-racing geocaching. It’s a blur of adventure, discovery and maybe a couple of bug bites. You sit down to log your geocaches and claim your well-deserved smileys. You know you looked at the geocaches before you left. But wait, which geocaches did you actually find?

The answer to that question could just be a click away. Now you’re able to log into Geocaching.com and check out, “Recently Viewed Geocaches” on your profile page. The last 50 viewed geocaches are saved in your profile for 10 days.

You can also find “Recently Viewed Geocaches” by selecting “Log a Cache” in the Play section of the top navigation. The new feature will save you time and may get you smileys faster, but it probably won’t save you any bug bites.

  • H+

    Nice, but if you’re serious about ‘caching you use Field notes anyway…

  • horseshoechamp

    I look at caches all over the south east so this feature does me no good, it just clutters up the page in my opinion.

  • Mmacgown

    Clutters up my page too!

  • gramnanahowd

    Nice, I like it.  Reminds me of ones I was looking at and that’s a good thing.

  • Gerberding

    Nice feature. The clutter issue would be solved with tabs or accordion style disclosure triangles. I love new features, but as you add them, some sort of customization is always helpful!

  • Ltblarg

    Right now I like it. I like to visit certain caches off and on. Also, if I do some quick caching a few few caches on a day, I can get back to them easily.

  • Pawn-of-Chaos

    Recently Viewed Caches?  Doesn’t do me any good.  Perhaps if they gave you the option to customize your page by turning on/off certain features or rearranging them…

  • GrafC

    Would be better if all caches you’ve already logged disappeared from that list. There is no use for them to be on that list once they have been logged by me – they are only taking space!

  • Dragon_Curious

    It is a nice feature, but would prefer it to be in a tab area.  It clutters up the screen.

  • Networkcacher

    I can see some benefit,  but it clutters the page and proves that Groundspeak continues to waste development time on “features” that were not requested while they ignore the broken, beta maps.

  •  Helpful tip. Thanks so much. We’ll continue to develop. You keep up the feedback. Appreciate it!

  • I think it’s a good feature. If I happen to close the cache page, I can always run back there for a quick find again.