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Team_Sandman
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 22, 2011 3:28 pm Reply with quote Back to top

I downloaded the android app from groundspeak to the wifes phone and the distance is way off has anyone else had this problem or know how to fix this. I've uninstalled and then reistalled it and still it is off.

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 22, 2011 3:51 pm Reply with quote Back to top

I cache almost exclusively with the app for the Droid. I have always found it to be very accurate except for when the sky is stormy. Could this be the problem? Along power lines it also can be thrown off just a little. I hope you get the hang of it, I love being able to use it. Very Happy
 
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Lostby7
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 22, 2011 4:35 pm Reply with quote Back to top

I was within 20 feet...but I used a free App on my Driod.
 
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 22, 2011 4:42 pm Reply with quote Back to top

I use C:Geo and with the sattelites turned on, it is very accurate. I have not tried the app that gc.com sells because I have read there are a lot of problems with it.

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beccaday
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 23, 2011 6:29 am Reply with quote Back to top

I have read that there are a lot of problems with it too. All I know is that I found other free apps confusing and the one from Groundspeak was very easy for me to use. At first it had a few problems (I purchased it only a week after it came out) but it has been updated since then and works much better. I hope that you figure it out!
 
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Team_Sandman
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 23, 2011 11:52 am Reply with quote Back to top

Can anyone tell me how to calibrate the compass for either the C:geo or the Groundspeak caching app please..

I checked how accurate both apps were and they were both off I place cache down the road from my house and I pulled that cache up on both apps and the groundspeak app sait it was .58 miles from my house with a accuracy of 2.33 miles theres no thats right my oregon 550 says its 250ft from my house. and the c:geo app says its .60 miles. well I guess that kinda god that there close but yeah. Even when I walked to the cache the distance didnt even moveit stayed the same on both apps. HELP.

Im glad I dont have this problem with my blackberry trimble app I love that app

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 23, 2011 12:09 pm Reply with quote Back to top

We are not Groundspeak, but we have a good working relationship with them. Since c:Geo is such an extreme sore spot with GC, lets not discuss it here.
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neonride93
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 23, 2011 4:16 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Team Black-Cat wrote:
We are not Groundspeak, but we have a good working relationship with them. Since c:Geo is such an extreme sore spot with GC, lets not discuss it here.
Thanks.



Why is this a sore spot? Because the app is free and works just fine? 9.99 is a lot to pay for any app. Groundspeak should drop the price to 4.99 or better. But until then C:geo it is!! Works great, updating 2-3 times a week and the developer is great at answering e-mails. Sorry I love Groundspeak as much as the next cacher, but competition is VERY healthy!

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frmr
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 23, 2011 6:50 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Sandman -
Do you have the gps turned on. It is sounding like the phone is pull coordinates off the cell towers. My android will put me off about a mile when I don't turn on the actual gps receiver.
 
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Team_Sandman
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 23, 2011 7:30 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Thanks Frmr I think that might be the problem now I just have to figure out how to turn it on

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 23, 2011 7:33 pm Reply with quote Back to top

sandman4182 wrote:
Thanks Frmr I think that might be the problem now I just have to figure out how to turn it on

Be also aware that leaving on the GPS feature will drain your battery at a faster rate.
 
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The Yinnies
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 23, 2011 8:00 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Team_Sandman
Who do you have for your service?
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 23, 2011 8:04 pm Reply with quote Back to top

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Team_Sandman
Who do you have for your service?
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We have Sprint

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 23, 2011 9:03 pm Reply with quote Back to top

I'm not well versed and IANAL but the "sore spot" may have to do with the use of that particular software violating Groundspeak's Geocaching.com terms of use.

Google is your friend...

http://www.wi-geocaching.com/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=11503&sid=643341f358e58895afb83a01d8bddb87

http://www.forums.iowageocachers.org/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=2345

http://www.geocaching.com/about/termsofuse.aspx
 
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gotta run
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 23, 2011 9:50 pm Reply with quote Back to top

I don't understand the concern against talking about c geo in these forums. There are plenty of threads here that B&M about stuff that groundspeak does. There's plenty of stuff to read that they could be unhappy about.

I note that groundspeak doesn't seem to be scrubbing the term from their forums anymore. I think they'd be better served to create a sticky of some sort about it or specifically reference it in the TOS. How many average users really understand anything about spidering and scraping?
 
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