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  1. Dear all,


    In the old (payed) app the pictures were visible, also in off-line use.

    Pictures on the main listing (in the description) and all the other pictures, linked to the logs.


    Pictures on the main listing page are necessary to get the full and correct description of the cache, the pictures in the log(s) can be usefull as an extra hint...


    In the new app I can not found how/where the find these pictures, specially in off-line use. :(


    Can some one help?





  2. I think you're mistaken. As I read it, the topic is "Release Notes - May 26, 2016".


    So, in my opinion it is meant to discuss the changes affected with this release. And I think the page was removed during this release's downtime. So this is the right topic to ask this question.

    I fully agree.

    Showing this 'old' page to new candidates was showing the world caching - in real time! Fantastic!!

  3. As above mentioned, and in a lot of other threads, a lot of users were, and are, quit happy with the 'old' app.


    GC should ask:

    - is there a need to create a (read 'the') new app?

    - can there be a poll organise to get feedback if users are in prefference of the old or the new app?

    - clear information on what will happen after 'june 16', when the old app will not longer be available?





    (A pleased 'old'app user)

  4. I guess you're from the US? With this search I can search specific caches all over Europe and plan a 10 countries in 1 day trip if I feel like it. Such a search would have been rather impossible with the old search functionality. Wonderful, great functionality for me B)

    How many times would you do that?

    If so, what would be the added value of a (new) search which doesn't offer any routing capabilities?

    The only way to achieve that is to do some homework and look at a regular map in order to know which places to visit for visiting 10 countries. It's only after that has been done, you can look which caches to do in these cities.

    Thus nothing different from the past.


    I don't see the issue with this 'Global search'. If you don't like a large region to be in the results, set a max distance...

  5. Remark on the 'new' search page on the web site:


    Starting a search I am always ticking these boxes

    - You haven't found

    - You don't own

    - Are enalbled

    to limite the caches still available to find.


    Is there no possbility to get these boxes (or others depending on) ticked by default? Saved as a kind of user-standard?


    Of course this is not a blocking issue, but a very nice to have...

  6. I am trying for a few days/times the new app.


    I managed to put the map on swiffel, so it turn into the direction of the cache to find.

    But every time I touch the map on my iPhone 4S (eg to zoom in/out), the map is going back to the 'fix' position (Nord on top; instead of keeping on the 'swiffel' status. :(


    Is this the behaviour as foreseen, or something that will corrected in the near future?


    TX for reply

  7. Hi Kripau


    Sympathise with your frustration. I agree totally on your 1st point. When I travel, I don't necessarily have a computer and logging onto the website to create a list or run a PQ isn't great on a phone. So creating an offline list when you do have access to wifi is really useful. The only other solution is to have planned a full itinerary before leaving home and run a lot of PQs! But what if you don't have travel plan that detailed?


    When travelling abroad, I always have data roaming switched off too. Otherwise, phone charges escalate rapidly. So I cache using the offline saved maps and cache info so using a live map download is out of the question unless connected to wifi.


    On your 2nd point, when you have started navigation and you have the map up with the cache showing, there is a green circular image at top left. If you press on that it changes the view so the cache will rotate as you move the phone around.


    I also really really want to be able to see the caches in list form. If you are looking for a particular cache, what use is a bunch of smiley faces ???? I probably work with lists rather than maps about 60% of the time.


    I am actually quite incredulous that the developers at Groundspeak HQ have not included all these features and more. Who has been consulted with?






    Hi Tim,

    I have seen the green circle, but clicking this only lights up the icon, but the map is not reacting. (for info: i'm using an iphone 4S)


  8. -- Saving lists on the phone for off-line use.

    Very often we are looking for nearby caches, eg in a hotel abraod, downloading the list to use off-line, getting out caching. As we have no internet access all over the world the saving of caches offline on the iphone is a must.


    -- Turning map in direction of the cache

    In the old app the map could show you the direction of the cache.. I do not find this functionality in the new app.


    -- Performance

    The new app is a lot slower. Is the map with caches updated on-line ??


    -- Design

    A cell phone screen is not so big. Why the D/T indication are so massive designed. I do not think this is added value. Just D/T 1/5 (eg) is enough.

    Also the space for the map is half the screen. Are we expected to get out with ipad's?



    Not(yet) in favor of the new app



  9. After migrating / upgrading ti IE8, I have the same issue.

    At first glance it looks that no tracing is visible (no connection lines between the numbers), only the spot where a TB was dropped/dipped.


    Any idea how this can be solved?



  10. Dear all,


    Placing a cache at/near a railroad station in Belgium requires an authourization of NMBS / INFRABEL (Railroad BE).


    Does anyone has experience with this?

    - contactpersoon / service at NMBS / INFRABEL?

    - are instructions / limitation available?


    Thanks a lot for feedback.





    Hallo beste collega's,


    Ik ben een cache aan het plaatsen aan/in een station/stopplaats van de NMBS. Dit is dus op INFRABEL terrein.

    Voor de reviewer de cache wil releasen moet ik toelating vragen/hebben van INFRABEL.



    - heeft hier iemand ervaring mee?

    - is er een dienst binnen INFRABEL die zich hiermee bezig houdt?

    - contactpersonen?

    - zijn er richtlijnen vanuit NMBS / INFRABEL?


    Alvast bedankt voor een antwoord.




  11. Dear all,


    By mistake I logged a trackable on the wrong cache. After deleting the log (and creating the correct one) I notice this:


    In the log-files the deleted entry is removed: OK

    On the map the deteled entry is not longer showing: OK


    the listed distance travelled is not 'updated' correctly. The distance linked to the deleted entry is still in the calculated result: Not OK



    - are these 'total distances' recalculated on a regualar base?

    - if not: how can I correct the distance value?


    Kind GC-regards




    PS: TB concerned:



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