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Release Notes (Wherigo® iOS app) - January 6, 2021

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Something must be a misconfigured. The new version can not be found in Appstore (not at least in Sweden). It has to be downlowded on the iPhone using the link above.
But thanks for the new version!

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The new app looks so beautiful!!! I can’t say how happy we are right now. We LOVE the new api that allows you to directly download cartridges!!!! So cool. I hope this app will be brought to android as well. This is by far and away the easiest experience with downloading wherigos I have had. Thank you so much!! Heading out to play a wig right now!! 

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I guess there will be future updates to the new great app. missing the option "hide my already completed"

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1 hour ago, yxza said:

Something must be a misconfigured. The new version can not be found in Appstore (not at least in Sweden). It has to be downlowded on the iPhone using the link above.
But thanks for the new version!

 

It should be searchable in the store now. I believe there was just a temporary delay between the app going live to being able to be found via search.

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great! just popped up in Sweden. thanks a lot!

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It looks nice, will there be an official app like this avaliable for Android? I already use WhereYouGo.

 

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Yay! A long-time wish granted for this iPhone user. I've had so many cartridges crash and be unplayable over the past few years....one Wherigo in Utah even says on its cache page "not playable under iOS." Android users had 3P apps, but this is our only option on iOS. Love the new map/list interface, and hope issues with crashing within cartridges (due to some features being incompatible with current iOS) are fixed.

 

But please, please add an option to hide completed Wherigos from the long scrolly list. Thanks!

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That's brilliant! First quick look at it: It took me seconds to find and download the reverse Wherigo cartridge. Perfect. Downloading cartridges on the old app was just super tedious. So far massive improvement. Now it needs a proper test. Which might take a while.

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Cool.... we've really avoided Wherigo's for the most part, mainly due to the flaky app and cartridge acquisition process.... its good to see some work!

 

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Anyone found a reason not to use this app? With the new one I'm considering ditching the old one, but if I do I'll have lost it. Anything that doesn't work? Any integration into the official geocaching app that I should know about (I only use cachly)?

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Hello,

I am not an iOS user and therefore cannot test the app myself. But a beta tester of my new WIG found a bug. It is not possible to calculate with distance objects. The following code caused a crash:

local dist = 75 -- Just an example number to simplify the code 
dist = Wherigo.Distance(dist, 'm')
dist = dist/2

I know that this is not a "beautiful" coding and can be easily fixed with ´dist = Wherigo.Distance (dist / 2, 'm') ´, but in all other apps (old iOS, WhereYouGo and the simulator from urwigo) the code works.

 

PS.: It would be nice if iOS could also show the zones with outlines and not just as a point ;)

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Great news, I thought when I saw this. But alas - it requires IOS 11 so it's not for me and my iPhone 4. Just like I can't play any adventure labs. Sigh.

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On 1/7/2021 at 8:54 AM, capoaira said:

PS.: It would be nice if iOS could also show the zones with outlines and not just as a point ;)

 

Yes, I agree that there are times when a zone's geometry is important.  Also, the map does not automatically update when zone states change (e.g. zones from Whack-A-Lackey aren't updated automatically; you have to reload the map).  The app still shows an error message when the lua print() statement is called.  The reskin looks nice, but still minimalistic.  Fortunately, at least, I can still sideload cartridges from my NAS or other sources, especially when I'm testing and writing in the field.  I'm difficult to please.

 

Those with spaces in their user names will have a "+" instead when a cartridge is downloaded.  It makes me what will happen with people with ampersands and apostrophes.  (Apostrophes are the worst due to some phones' automatic replacement.  I've had to get creative for people to be able to log into the Geocaching Adventures app, too.  I don't know about this one.)

 

The map and improved download capability are finally nice to have.

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Hello,

posted a topic about encoding issue in the new app:

 

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Thanks! I was so confused a few weeks ago when I tried to find a Wherigo app for iPhone and it wasn't in the app store at all, despite everyone telling me that's where they got theirs from. I was unfortunate to have been caught in that window when it was gone.

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Cool, is this part of a plan to revive Wherigos?

 

Any plan to stop the Reverse Wherigo scourge?

My city hasn't had a 'real' Wherigo since May of 2016... but there have been 29 Reverse Wherigos placed since then.

(this should go without saying, but Reverse Wherigos are easily solved online using "Reverse Wherigo Solvers" and as such aren't 'real' Wherigos to the majority of players)

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3 hours ago, brendan714 said:

Any plan to stop the Reverse Wherigo scourge?

My city hasn't had a 'real' Wherigo since May of 2016... but there have been 29 Reverse Wherigos placed since then.

(this should go without saying, but Reverse Wherigos are easily solved online using "Reverse Wherigo Solvers" and as such aren't 'real' Wherigos to the majority of players)

Hmm, I guess I'm in the minority then, I enjoy the reverse Wherigo's and don't cheat by using a solver.  I can generally get them in 2 or 3 'readings'.

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2 minutes ago, MiJacko said:

Cool, I can't wait to use it on Android

Thanks

It is for IOS only. I wish of there was a Android version too that was like this!

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Still not possible to migrate unfinished  Wherigo cartridges from the old Wherigo app to the new one. If you download then you have to start from scratch

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5 hours ago, TeamVanKlei said:

Still not possible to migrate unfinished  Wherigo cartridges from the old Wherigo app to the new one. If you download then you have to start from scratch

 

Though really if you've got the old app running still and unfinished cartridges, may as well finish them off in that app. Don't start new ones. Once they're done, then delete the old app. No harm

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16 hours ago, isaac7437 said:

It is for IOS only. I wish of there was a Android version too that was like this!

 

What does it have that the Android players don't?

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