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Lostby7
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 28, 2011 7:03 am Reply with quote Back to top

Looks like C:GEO may be a thing of the past soon.

http://post.carnero.cc/cgeo
 
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CacheNoTrace
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 28, 2011 9:15 am Reply with quote Back to top

That sucks, I liked using it. My only problem with C:GEO was that it stopped allowing me to log my finds and everything stayed "offline".

Maybe someone will pick this up and keep it moving.
 
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huffinpuffin2
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 28, 2011 9:40 am Reply with quote Back to top

This is pretty much the same story of what has happened with the Palm app. Off to a grand start, and then the developer eventually stopped support, due to the constant attention needed to work through Groundspeak and their constant implementation of interface-disrupting 'improvements'. Inability to use a 'smartphone', kills the ability to do 'spontaneous' caching. Evil or Very Mad
 
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Trekkin and Birdin
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 28, 2011 10:47 am Reply with quote Back to top

iPod Touch and your nearest coffee shop or McDonalds works for us for spontaneous caching. Our phone isn't real smart! Rolling Eyes

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CodeJunkie
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 28, 2011 11:36 am Reply with quote Back to top

Trekkin and Birdin wrote:
iPod Touch and your nearest coffee shop or McDonalds works for us for spontaneous caching. Our phone isn't real smart! Rolling Eyes

I agree. I use my iPod Touch for exactly this purpose. Sometimes the data may be a week old, but generally that's still "good enough" for the majority of caches.
 
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CodeJunkie
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 28, 2011 11:38 am Reply with quote Back to top

I did read the entire "rant" from the developer and can empathize. In my opinion the developer started out with a cool little app that matured into a real application. With this comes lots of responsibilities and not everyone is ready for this and doesn't want to deal with it. Had the developer planned a little better this could have been his real job and he could have made a living at it.
 
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 28, 2011 12:29 pm Reply with quote Back to top

He could have just said
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I've decided to leave geocaching (the game) behind and find something else to do for fun instead

Why is it that so many people feel that it's necessary to be ticked off at someone/something to quit the game?

When Cheesehead Dave closed shop on INATN, there was no ranting and raving. Just an honest "I've lost interest". Class act all the way.

Carnero = just another geocide... with some non-truth thrown in for effect.

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goirish75
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 28, 2011 3:37 pm Reply with quote Back to top

That IS a bummer. I have both the paid Groundspeak app and the C:Geo on my android phone and i really prefer C:Geo, even though Groundspeaks new upgrades has made it a little better and alot "prettier". The Garmin is still great for rough caches, or on planned runs,but the smartphone stuff has been great to post logs on the fly and check live updates whereever you are. RIP c:geo, you served us well. I hope that Groundspeak will give their $10 app some extra attention and keep those of us that spend the $40 a year (30 for premium, 10 for the app) happy and as satisfied as some guy did with his FREE app.

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CacheNoTrace
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 29, 2011 12:42 pm Reply with quote Back to top

With C:Geo going bye bye, what is the best droid app?


I am going to try geobeagle (hey, i am buas towards beagles, have 2 of them at home).

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zuma
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 25, 2011 7:08 pm Reply with quote Back to top

C:Geo is back.

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goirish75
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 25, 2011 7:29 pm Reply with quote Back to top

I just downloaded the new c geo. Same great app, new people have taken it over and it seems like they are really going to run it well and improve on it even more. Glad to see someone took it over.

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gotta run
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 26, 2011 7:24 am Reply with quote Back to top

Still on the groundspeak verboten list, I assume? (Not that I care)
 
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Lostby7
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 26, 2011 7:37 am Reply with quote Back to top

It just confuses me why this App would be doing anything wrong...it takes the geocaching information from my paid account and allows me to use it in the field. Even with no App I could still bring up the website, get coords for a cache and plug it into my phone on the fly....Geocaching APPS just make the process easier.

Geocaching.com making us pay (a lot) for an App to access information we already pay for makes no sense to me. And never mind that Geocaching gets all that information for free from folks listing on their service (and yes I know there are expenses to run the site). If they came up with a good App at a fair price I'd (maybe) pay for it.

...no App unless it does my laundry or washes my dishes is worth over $5.
 
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Team Black-Cat
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 26, 2011 8:46 am Reply with quote Back to top

Lostby7 wrote:
...no App unless it does my laundry or washes my dishes is worth over $5.

Because developers shouldn't be allowed to make a living? This is exactly why 99% of phone apps are absolute crap.
 
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Lostby7
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 26, 2011 8:59 am Reply with quote Back to top

Team Black-Cat wrote:
Lostby7 wrote:
...no App unless it does my laundry or washes my dishes is worth over $5.

Because developers shouldn't be allowed to make a living? This is exactly why 99% of phone apps are absolute crap.

Just like any other job, if there is no money in it move to a job where the pay is better. Just because I can juggle doesn't mean the world must pay me enough to make a good living at it. The market determines what something is worth. To me a geocaching App is not worth over $5.
 
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