Put away your GPS, and get out your smartphone. This is an interactive cache of love. There are 10 zones. You choose how you'll complete it. It's a nice walk or you can bike quickly. You can also choose to complete the cache with a combination of walking and driving. Expect your adventure to last an hour or so, depending on how you respond to the questions put to you.
When you navigate to the coordinates, you'll notice that your screen will "go green" allowing you to answer the question for that zone. There's no need to stand on the exact coordinates until your looking for the physical cache at the end.
Please read before you head out!
What's an intercache?
An InterCache is an interactive geocache. An intercache is a new way of creating a mystery geocache, similar to a wherigo geocache. The biggest difference is that the entire geocache can be developed, edited, and played on your mobile phone's browser with no software required to download!
How do you play?
First, make sure you have a compatible device. Go to intercaching.com on your cell phone and select the test button. I recommend doing this outside for best results. You should see your current coordinates as well as the estimated accuracy. If you see something reasonable, you'll all set! If you get an error, you may need to enable the GPS and other geolocation settings on your phone. You may also not have a compatible phone.
If your device is compatible, then head on over to the Intercache of Love page and start.
At each of the stages you will be given coordinates, though you shouldn't actually need them. There is a compass that has a red arrow pointing you the right direction as you move. You may have to walk a little bit before the arrow points in the right direction as this application doesn't have access to your phone's digital compass if it has one.
Some of the stages will require you pick up a virtual item. It's important that you do so or you won't get past one of the later stages without these items in your inventory. Some of the stages may require you to answer a question before it lets you move on. All of the stages will require that you are within a given radius before you can move on.
Ready? Go to my Intercache page!
This is a new way of looking for a geocache. It hasn't been tested on every phone with every OS, but seems to work fine with iOS and Android devices. Let me know if you have problems. It's safe to let your screen timeout while walking. When the screen times out, your GPS *should* go off and not waste battery. When you turn your phone screen back on, it might take a few seconds for the app to get your coordinates again.