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We're preparing a separate sandbox server which will be the place for announcing general development changes on Geocaching.com.

 

Even before the site is up, however, application developers will have the opportunity to get on a mailing list where we will announce changes and additions to the Groundspeak namespace so you aren't caught off guard and can anticipate it in your code.

 

Track this topic. When we have the new mailing list available we will post to this topic so you are notified. Also, this will be an initial placeholder for announcing additions to the cache types and log types on geocaching.com.

 

For example, we will be adding an additional cache type:

 

Earthcache (I'll describe this in another post)

 

And we're adding two new log types for cache listings:

 

Temporarily Disable Listing

Enable Listing

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In the next week or so, we will be adding the new cache type and two log types. If you are writing an application please shout out so I know you're here.

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Can you please provide samples to improve the odds of the apps having their stuff ready when/before you flip the switch?

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Excellent! Thanks for documenting changes early!

 

I have many scripts I use to process stuff and web pages devoted to processing GPX files, so thanks.

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Guess it's time for me to get back to work (and catch up on my own extreme backlog).

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As the webmaster of the Alabama Geocachers Association, I would like to be put on the mailing list as I am attempting to write some apps for our association which, if they work, will be provided back to the community at large.

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I admittidly have yet to release anything BUT I have tinkered with a few projects that could possibly become a real piece of software for this game so count me in too.

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Not writing (yet) but here. Will offer services to help test anything you other guys write. Can test with GPSMap 60C, Palm M130 and IPaq.

 

Zack

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I'm definitely interested in incorporating this kind of technology into some of the projects I am working on.

 

--Marky

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Yo!

 

I'm here.

 

I've currently implemented GPX schema 1.1 and Groundspeak:cache 1.1. Wish I could get that data out of Groundspeak.

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Have written some gpx software for my own use; will do it again if needed and if my day job ever slows down a bit. Please count me in.

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count me in for notifications like this. A distribution list for goedevs would be nice to have. Know what is coming as well as what may break our code.

 

Good community to have as well so we can discuss amongst ourselves... :mad:

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I'm not actively writing an application but I might want to once there is a sandbox to play in! :mad:

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Is this an acceptable place to discuss features we'd like to see programs support or would those be better off put into a separate area?

 

Also, is there anything planned like GPX files for TB's? That would be GREAT!

 

Zack

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Does this mean developers will get access to the SQL Server database for querying?

Perhaps you may think so in an opium induced haze. But no.

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Since the sandbox is not yet up, we will be adding a new size "mini" to the list of supported sizes for caches. This is based on the continuing request to have a size between Micro and Regular.

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One question. How soon should I wait before implementing changes (additions mostly) to the GPX data? We're not talking schema changes.

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How long should you wait between the proposal and the prototype implementation or how long should you wait between the time you've made samples available to developers and they've checked out their programs to be sure they've had a chance to get updated versions into the hands of the users?

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