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Post by fluffyfish » 27 March 16 1:22 pm

I've been searching for a promising non-garmin beacon cache. This tech looks promising (though expensive).

https://learn.adafruit.com/google-physi ... ng-started

It seems to require shortened uri (??) url. Can the devs provide a shortened link to either a code (such as a history cache) which people then enter to show they found the cache? I had read that there is a 17 character limit (excluding the http://www. part).

Otherwise it can be set up as a multi with a bitly link (though the page needs to be hosted somewhere which is fine for me but maybe not others).

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Post by CraigRat » 27 March 16 1:41 pm

http://latlon.info/ga0000

It's a caching shortnerer I made

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Post by fluffyfish » 27 March 16 7:03 pm

Is that your own site for redirecting to the gca site?

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Post by CraigRat » 27 March 16 7:44 pm

Yep. Also redirects to others like GC / OpenCaching and others.

As for providing a verification code in the URL, no, because that link can then be shared etc and would be abused by those who abuse these things.

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