Newbie Q: Do I need anything other than mobile (Android)?

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Newbie Q: Do I need anything other than mobile (Android)?

Post by Leirda » 15 June 21 10:40 pm

Newbie Q:

Do I need anything other than my mobile to do a cache? (I have read FAQ promise, not being lazy!)

The link to get a Geocaching app on this website didn't work. And a lot of information / comments seem very old.

And I figure mobiles must have GPS these days for Google maps etc - so is that enough to participate?

Sorry of this is a tedious newbie question!

Thanks in advance for any advice :D

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Re: Newbie Q: Do I need anything other than mobile (Android)?

Post by caughtatwork » 16 June 21 9:18 am

I've sent a message to the owner of GA Cacher to see why it's not available in the Play Store.

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Re: Newbie Q: Do I need anything other than mobile (Android)?

Post by mtrax » 16 June 21 10:26 am

yep sorry about the new version of Android has tightened up the policy around location, so I need to make some minor changes to GA Cacher to become compliant again..
hopefully it won't take too long...

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Re: Newbie Q: Do I need anything other than mobile (Android)?

Post by Richary » 16 June 21 9:17 pm

I believe a lot of people use c:geo on Android, though being an iPhone owner I can't comment on it. I don't know whether it just supports the main Groundspeak site or this one as well.

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Re: Newbie Q: Do I need anything other than mobile (Android)?

Post by mtrax » 16 June 21 9:40 pm

The GA cacher only works with GCA caches.

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Re: Newbie Q: Do I need anything other than mobile (Android)?

Post by caughtatwork » 17 June 21 10:37 am

Richary wrote:
16 June 21 9:17 pm
I believe a lot of people use c:geo on Android, though being an iPhone owner I can't comment on it. I don't know whether it just supports the main Groundspeak site or this one as well.
c:geo does not connect to GCA directly. It can (as we use essentially the same API as the opencaching sites) but doesn't. You can load a GPX file as an offline load and still use the app, just with stored geocache data.
https://cgeo.droescher.eu/en/offline

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Re: Newbie Q: Do I need anything other than mobile (Android)?

Post by mtrax » 19 June 21 9:49 pm

New version published, it should now available on google play.

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