Coup de projecteur sur le GéoTour : Exploring the home of Geocaching HQ

Le “Guide du géocacheur autour du centre de notre Univers”, plus communément connu sous le nom de HQ GeoTour, a été créé par les employés du Geocaching HQ pour donner en retour à la communauté du géocaching.

Profitez d’une promenade touristique dans le voisinage étonnant du HQ dans le Fremont, juste au nord du centre ville de Seattle, Washington. Les neuf caches qui constituent le GéoTour ont reçu un total de plus de 9,500 points favoris!

Le circuit est composé de différents types de caches, des traditionnelles, multis, boîtes aux lettres hybrides et caches mystères. Le saviez-vous ? Tous les types de caches sont accessibles pour tous les membres (basiques et Premium) en utilisant l’appli GeocachingⓇ lors de toute recherche d’un GeoTour officiel. N’oubliez pas de prendre un rendez-vous pour vous arrêter au Geocaching HQ à la fin de votre visite!

Vous n’habitez pas à proximité mais souhaitez vous amuser sur un parcours du même genre ? Visitez la page des GéoTours et commencez à planifier votre prochain voyage dès maintenant!

Avez-vous terminé un GéoTour que vous adorez ? Racontez-le nous sur Facebook!

GeoTour Highlight: Erforsche die Heimat des Geocaching Hauptquartiers.

Der “Geocacher’s Guide zum Zentrum unseres Universums”, oder besser bekannt als die Hauptquartier GeoTour, wurde von Angestellten des Geocaching Hauptquartiers erstellt um der Geocaching – Gemeinschaft etwas zurückzugeben.

Genieße einen Spaziergang durch die skurrile Nachbarschaft des Hauptquartiers in Fremont, direkt nördlich der Innenstadt von Seattle, Washington. Die neun Geocaches, welche zusammen die GeoTour bilden, haben gemeinsam über 9500 Favoritenpunkte!

Die Tour enthält eine Mischung verschiedener Geocache-Arten wie zum Beispiel: traditionelle, Multi, Letterbox oder Rätselcaches. Wusstest Du schon? Alle Geocache-Arten sind für alle Mitglieder (Basis und Premium) zugänglich, wenn die GeocachingⓇ App benutzt wird und der Geocache Teil einer offiziellen GeoTour ist. Vergiss nicht, einen Termin abzumachen, um am Ende der Tour einen Halt am Geocaching Hauptquartier einzulegen!

Du wohnst nicht in der Nähe, aber möchtest trotzdem an dem Spaß teilhaben? Besuche die GeoTour Seite und beginne heute damit Deine nächste Reise zu planen.

Hast Du eine GeoTour abgeschlossen, welche dir sehr gut gefallen hat? Erzähl uns mehr darüber auf Facebook!

Geo Tour destacado: Explorando el hogar de Geocaching HQ

La “Guía del Geocacher al centro de nuestro Universo”, más comúnmente conocida como el Geotour HQ, fué creado por los empleados de Geocaching HQ como agradecimiento a la comunidad de geocaching.

Disfruta de un paseo por el peculiar barrio de Freemont, al norte del centro de Seattle, Washington. ¡Los nueve cachés que conforman este Geotour tienen entre todos más de 9500 puntos favoritos!

Este tour incluye una mezcla de tipos de caché, incluyendo tradicionales, multicachés, letterbox y mysterys. ¿Sabías que…? Todos los tipos de cachés son accesibles por todos los usuarios (básicos y premium) cuando se utiliza la app de GeocachingⓇ al hacer un GeoTour oficial. ¡Asegúrate de pedir cita para hacer una parada en el Geocaching HQ al final de tu tour!

¿No vives cerca, pero quieres participar en la diversión?. ¡Visita la página de GeoTours y comienza a planificar hoy tu próximo viaje!

¿Has terminado unGeoTour que te ha encantado?. ¡Cuéntanoslo en Facebook!

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More answers on Geocaching Classic app retirement

Geocachers have asked some important questions since we announced that we’ll retire the Geocaching Classic app on March 23, 2017. We’d like to address a few topics that are coming up most often.

Some users aren’t sure exactly what the retirement message means.

Beginning March 23, the Geocaching Classic app will no longer connect to the Geocaching API. This means the Classic app won’t be able to pull in new geocaching data. The bottom line is the  Classic app won’t be of much use to most geocachers. However, you will still be able to open the app and access data that was added to the app prior to March 23. For example, you will be able to view your offline lists and waypoints.

We can’t predict for how long you’ll be able to open the app and access old data. At some point in the future, an update to your phone’s operating system will likely cause the app to completely stop working. So it’s important to migrate your data as soon as possible.

It is important to remember that if you log out of the Classic app after March 23, you won’t be able to log back in. Since the Classic app won’t be connected to the Geocaching API, the app won’t be able to verify your Geocaching login credentials.

Is there any easy way to move waypoints, offline lists, etc. from my Geocaching Classic app to the Geocaching® app?

Unfortunately, there is no easy way to move this data between apps. However, our team is working on a possible solution. When it is available, we will update this blog post with more details.

The Geocaching® app doesn’t work on my iPhone 4.

Like any software developer, we cannot support all operating systems indefinitely. Currently, we make sure the Geocaching® app works on iOS 9 and higher. That means it works on the iPhone 4s and newer devices.

Why can’t you just let the Geocaching Classic app continue unsupported until it breaks?

We stopped offering the Classic app for sale nearly a year ago. We couldn’t fix any bugs once the app was removed from the stores. As a result, the Classic app is becoming buggy. The bugs would only increase until a time when the app just stops working. We don’t want it to come to a point where we have a dying product for which we cannot offer support.

The Geocaching® app doesn’t have the feature that I like in the Geocaching Classic app.

The good news is the Geocaching® app has a lot of features that some folks just aren’t aware of yet. For instance, you can search for trackables by code, add waypoints to a cache listing, save lists offline, display corrected coordinates, search for caches with filters, and view actual lat/lon coordinates for a cache or waypoint.

We’ll implement a couple of other important features into the Geocaching® app prior to March 23: drafts (field notes) and additional log types. We recently added Needs Maintenance and Needs Archived functionality, and owner logs are coming soon.

The Geocaching® app is used by hundreds of thousands of people around the world. It is built to serve a wide range of geocachers from the person who just wanted to give geocaching a try to people who have already found thousands of caches. The app introduces new players to the game in ways no other app can. It also contains features that appeal to the advanced player. But no matter how many features we build into the app, it may not work for everyone in the geocaching community.

That’s where Geocaching HQ’s API program comes in. Made possible by the support of premium memberships, the API program gives third-party developers (such as Project-GC, GSAK and Cachly) the opportunity to work with HQ on a full suite of integrated products and services for the community. Some of our authorized developers may offer the features you’re looking for. Read this Help Center article to learn more.

Some people simply prefer to use the Geocaching Classic app.

We get it. For a lot of you, the Classic app might be the only tool you’ve used to go caching. It has served the community well since 2008. However, a number of reasons led to the decision to retire the app.

At this time last year, we supported five apps (Geocaching® for iPhone, Geocaching® for Android, Geocaching Classic for iPhone, Geocaching Classic for Android, Geocaching Classic for Windows Phone). As a small company, we realized we simply couldn’t keep maintaining that many apps. With only the Geocaching® app for iPhone and Android to support going forward, we can have a sharp focus on adding new functionality.

The Classic app was built in 2008 on code that no longer supports the dynamic functionality geocachers want and need. To give one example, your geocaching lists are synced between the website and the Geocaching® app. That functionality was not possible with the Classic app. The Geocaching® app’s more sustainable technology enables us to consider many more improvements that the Classic app could not accommodate.

We’re going to keep working to improve the Geocaching® app long after March 23. We’ll keep you updated as we add new features, and we want you to keep telling us what you want to see in the Geocaching® app by completing this survey.

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Geocaching in the languages of love

French, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, and Japanese are considered five of the most romantic languages in the world. Whether you’re solving puzzle caches by candlelight or rowing to a T5 geocache on a lake, embrace the romance of the season and impress your sweetheart with geocaching phrases in each of the love languages.

Would you like to go geocaching with me?

    French: Ca te dirait d’aller géocacher avec moi ?

    Italian: Vorresti venire a fare geocaching con me?

    Portuguese: Queres ir fazer geocaching comigo?

    Spanish: ¿Me concedes este caché?

    Japanese: 一緒にジオキャッシングに行かない? (Issho ni jiokyasshingu ni ikanai?)

The smiley that matters most to me is yours.

    French: Le smiley qui compte le plus à mes yeux c’est ton sourire.

    Italian: Lo smiley più importante per me è il tuo sorriso.

    Portuguese: O smiley que mais me fascina é o teu.

    Spanish: La sonrisa que más me importa es la tuya.

    Japanese: あなたの笑顔がいちばん素敵 (Anatanoegao ga ichiban suteki)

I would search the whole world to find you.

    French: Je chercherais dans le monde entier pour te trouver.

    Italian: Cercherei ovunque nel mondo per trovarti.

    Portuguese: Eu procuraria o mundo inteiro para te encontrar.

    Spanish: Buscaría por todo el mundo para encontrarte.

    Japanese: 世界中を探してあなたを見つけるよ。(Sekaijū o sagashite anata o mitsukeru yo)

These are just a few of the world’s most romantic languages. In reality, any language can be romantic with the right words!

So what are you waiting for? Start perfecting these sayings and be sure to check out these 11 Romantic Geocache Locations to get inspired for your next geocaching outing!

Still looking for a little something for your sweetheart? See our favorite Valentine’s Day gifts at Shop Geocaching or our international retailers.

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