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I brought this up with a few lackeys at the block party I think it would be usefull as well as much needed if you could make it so on the app a person could submit new caches to be published or even activate a new trackable at this point if you want to do this you need to open safari and go through the site that way I nelieve it would be much more useful as well as very welcome if this could be done from the app thank you and I really hope this is something others agree on and can be placed in an upcoming version of the app very soon

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I brought this up with a few lackeys at the block party I think it would be usefull as well as much needed if you could make it so on the app a person could submit new caches to be published or even activate a new trackable at this point if you want to do this you need to open safari and go through the site that way I nelieve it would be much more useful as well as very welcome if this could be done from the app thank you and I really hope this is something others agree on and can be placed in an upcoming version of the app very soon

 

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Submitting new caches form the app? Seems one bridge to far for me. In my opinion it will not be a good thing for the quality of the caches. I think there are other feature requests that deserve more attention. But that's just my opinion...

 

what in particular would be poor quality?

i've placed 19 caches so far, and used the iphone to get the coords. all 19 have accurate coords and no-one has commented that the coords are out by any means.

 

it's how you use the device that is important, not the device. i've seen plenty caches that have had coords way out and they have been done using standard GPS devices.

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Offcourse how you use the device is ONE of the important parameters in hiding a cache! Simply one "mark" on a dedicated device would give bad results too. But the accuracy of the device itself must be taken in account too. I like using my 3GS very much but I noted that the precision of the device is far below the precision of my 60csx, especially in difficult conditions. I heard that the precision of the 4 and 4s is way better so that could make a difference.

 

All depends on the way GS would implement this feature. If it would be a simple "mark" and "send" I consider it a bad idea.

And I'm afraid that implementing this feature in the app will make it "too easy" for persons with no or little experience to post caches.

 

But, as I said before: that's just my opinion.

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Offcourse how you use the device is ONE of the important parameters in hiding a cache! Simply one "mark" on a dedicated device would give bad results too. But the accuracy of the device itself must be taken in account too. I like using my 3GS very much but I noted that the precision of the device is far below the precision of my 60csx, especially in difficult conditions. I heard that the precision of the 4 and 4s is way better so that could make a difference.

 

All depends on the way GS would implement this feature. If it would be a simple "mark" and "send" I consider it a bad idea.

And I'm afraid that implementing this feature in the app will make it "too easy" for persons with no or little experience to post caches.

 

But, as I said before: that's just my opinion.

 

I actively use the iPhone 4 + App combination and I actually agree with you. Placing a cache should be a thought-out endeavour, not something that you should be able to do "on the fly".

 

Of course, I haven't placed any caches so far, so I don't know what the experience of placing/activating a cache is like.

 

Also, as per your comment about the iPhone 4 and 4s having better accuracy, I can confirm that for you. So long as 3G is turned on AS WELL AS WiFi, it'll get me to within 5 metres of the posted coords 90% of the time. Now if its pouring down rain with thunder and lightning, it'll get me within 10-15 metres of the coords, 100% of the time!

 

Battery life blows though... :ph34r:

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