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Old 11/30/2009, 04:04 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Geocaching for webOS is webOS unofficial client for Geocaching.com. Browse nearby caches, view cache details, logs, images, navigate to them.

Application is not developed by Groundspeak.



With Geocaching for webOS you can
  • search geocaches by latitude/longitude
  • search geocaches by your actual position
  • search geocaches by its code
  • search geocaches by keyword
  • search geocaches by user's found
  • search geocaches by user's hidden
  • all searches can be advanced by cache type
  • show cache waypoints
  • show cache logs
  • review some details of geocache (including description)
  • navigate to geocache and waypoints by builtin compass, Google Maps or Mapping Tool
  • view nearby caches, or cache's waypoints in Mapping Tool
  • navigate to user defined coords
  • quick decode crypted text

Application is released under GPLv2, most of graphics is picked from Geocaching.com, compass is picked under CC license.

Application require activated account at Geocaching.com.

Geocaching for webOS is free, but if you like, you can donate:

Available via Homebrew Repository and Palm's App Catalog
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Old 11/30/2009, 04:28 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 11/30/2009, 05:35 AM   #3 (permalink)
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looks very useful and clean, nicely done man... can't wait for its release!
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Old 11/30/2009, 06:06 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Woohooo, can't wait for this :-)

Is it going to login into geocaching.com?
Missing the point "Find it/Didn't find it on the go" :-)

Thanks again
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Old 11/30/2009, 06:19 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Is it going to login into geocaching.com?
Missing the point "Find it/Didn't find it on the go" :-)
Hi. Yes. It require login at geocaching.com - without it you won't be able to read geocache coords

Post log from mobile is in plan, but there is lot of work to do with higher priority for me..

But I'm listening suggestions, ideas ..
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Old 11/30/2009, 07:07 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Does it require online access when walking around to search the next location? I mean, if I walk somewhere in the wood data rate might be really poor.
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Old 11/30/2009, 07:16 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Does it require online access when walking around to search the next location?
I will hold in memory only caches you open (until you close app). First version need online access almost for everything. Stay tuned. Will be soon.
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Old 11/30/2009, 08:00 AM   #8 (permalink)
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I don't Geocache, but the compass part of the app might come in handy... any chance of making a stand alone compass app?
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Old 11/30/2009, 08:10 AM   #9 (permalink)
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I don't Geocache, but the compass part of the app might come in handy... any chance of making a stand alone compass app?
That should be easy. But it have one big disadvantage: Palm Pre/Pixi don't have hardware compass, so for accurate right direction you must move.
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Old 11/30/2009, 08:15 AM   #10 (permalink)
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oh. This would be cool
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Old 11/30/2009, 09:26 AM   #11 (permalink)
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This is great! I had been thinking about doing an open source geocaching app and even using this exact same name!! (I haven't written a single line of code, so no hard feelings on the name ). Where's the source hosted? If I ever find the time, I'd be interested in taking a look at it and seeing if there's anything I could help with (though don't count on me yet, as I have a hard time finding time).
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Old 11/30/2009, 11:13 AM   #12 (permalink)
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this looks very nice. Any plans for integration with Google maps? Also, any plans for using pocket querry .gpx and .loc files? If you added these two features then you would give the Go To app a run for it's money.
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Old 11/30/2009, 11:29 AM   #13 (permalink)
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just installed this and really excited to give it a shot. add me to the list of folks that would love to see gpx support. it would also be great to be able to read the full description for cache listing.

thanks much for this!
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Old 11/30/2009, 12:06 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Where's the source hosted? If I ever find the time, I'd be interested in taking a look at it and seeing if there's anything I could help with.
I'm hosting on SourceForge. Any help is welcome, feel free to look.


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Any plans for integration with Google maps? Also, any plans for using pocket querry .gpx and .loc files? If you added these two features then you would give the Go To app a run for it's money.
Integration for Google Maps is on my wish list, have some vision, but it don't have priority yet.
GPX a LOC support will be definitely - I have only one small problem with Pocket Query - I don't have Premium account on GC.com, maybe soon

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it would also be great to be able to read the full description for cache listing.
Full description is prepared for next release.

Stay in touch.
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Old 11/30/2009, 12:33 PM   #15 (permalink)
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is there any way to see the geocache on google maps? then being able to implement google maps directions through gps?

i see the "location" part, hitting the more information button (bottom left) opens a line that says "in Pennsylvania, united states [view map]" but when i click view map it goes straight to the compass
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Old 11/30/2009, 12:54 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Nice! Personally, I have a gpsr that supports paperless caching, but having the caches onthe go as well is a nice addon :-)
Some more ideas for the todo list:
* Hide "found by me"/"Hidden by me"... I tried your app at home and everything displayed nicely, but all the caches around me I have either placed or already found... the found ones are marked, but hiding them would be nice
* Child waypoints - They do not seem to be parsed yet...

Anyway, this is a fantastic app, and if you need any help (like looking at a pq or a gpx of your choice or something *g*), just give me a shout
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Old 11/30/2009, 12:56 PM   #17 (permalink)
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This looks great. Downloading it now to put next to GoTo. Looking forward to new updates.
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Old 12/01/2009, 03:28 AM   #18 (permalink)
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Great.. For a first release this is already a good working tool. Since you have a large ToDo list I will not ask for new feature (even I have several in Mind) untill you are done with that.

Maybe you should contact the Guy who is doing the GoToTool. If you two can combine your tools/skill I bet the result would be astonishing.
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Old 12/01/2009, 08:17 AM   #19 (permalink)
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Finally the app I have been waiting for that will add waypoints directly without me having to transcribe the co-ords from geocaching.com. Great work! Keep this up please...I anxiously await future updates...will be following this closely
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Old 12/01/2009, 08:28 AM   #20 (permalink)
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I got a very strange error with this app:

If I use the "find by coordinates"-funktion "Nearest", the app locates me correct and shows me all caches in my location.
But everytime I try to launch the compass it says: "GPS Error - GPS is disabled"
Is there any way to fix it?

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