Which app to use on Android?

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Which app to use on Android?

Post by ashleab » 22 August 11 4:07 pm

Hi guys!

My partner and I started geocaching last week and are absolutely LOVING it so far! We both have android phones and want to know which apps you use. We've been using c:geo so far (but as some of you may have noticed, it's having issues since the update, not a huge deal as I'm sure they'll rectify it quickly enough??) but we want to know if anybody would recommend anything different. We're happy to pay if it'll get us a great app!

Thanks in advance :)

EDIT: Our main requirement is that we can search for nearest caches when we're out, not have to choose and load them in advance.

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Re: Which app to use on Android?

Post by gmj3191 » 22 August 11 5:46 pm

I think you got it right first time.
I haven't seen anything on Android that comes close.
The c:geo developer(s) responds to gc.com change stupidity quite quickly.

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Re: Which app to use on Android?

Post by PirateRock » 23 August 11 10:29 pm

gmj3191 wrote:I think you got it right first time.
I haven't seen anything on Android that comes close.
The c:geo developer(s) responds to gc.com change stupidity quite quickly.
I second that. While my current work supplied handset is a iPhone, I use a Android handset on weekends or in a tablet, as I don't think the GS/GC.com app even comes close to c:geo.

You can use it while driving along and the map auto updates, and when on a hiking trail you have a breadcrumb trail as well so you can follow the same path back.

Don't waste your money on the official app IMHO.

Oh, and welcome to geocaching :mrgreen:

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Post by kennythe1st » 23 August 11 10:55 pm

gmj3191 wrote:I think you got it right first time.
I haven't seen anything on Android that comes close.
The c:geo developer(s) responds to gc.com change stupidity quite quickly.
Does it handle GCA caches?

While on Androids, or perhaps specifically my new HTC, do you think it is rather counter-intuitive that you have to wake it up to turn if off? :?

Thanks, Kenny

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Re: Which app to use on Android?

Post by Laighside Legends » 23 August 11 11:23 pm

I'll give my +1 for c:geo
But...
Are there any android apps that have live access to GCA?
kennythe1st wrote: While on Androids, or perhaps specifically my new HTC, do you think it is rather counter-intuitive that you have to wake it up to turn if off? :?
What do you mean? I didn't know that my HTC went to sleep... :?

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Re: Which app to use on Android?

Post by gmj3191 » 24 August 11 12:09 am

kennythe1st wrote:
gmj3191 wrote:I think you got it right first time.
I haven't seen anything on Android that comes close.
The c:geo developer(s) responds to gc.com change stupidity quite quickly.
Does it handle GCA caches?

While on Androids, or perhaps specifically my new HTC, do you think it is rather counter-intuitive that you have to wake it up to turn if off? :?

Thanks, Kenny
If you're talking about the auto screen off feature, you're really just switching the screen back on, which you have to do to do anything except answer a call.
I've never tried c:geo it with GCA caches. I have them in GSAK and I can put them in my GPS but having got all the close ones, I haven't looked for one for yonks.
Since I do so few of them, it's a low priority for me.
I think GeoBeagle handles them as a GPX import if its a priority for you.

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Re: Which app to use on Android?

Post by CraigRat » 24 August 11 8:06 am

c:geo USED to, then didn't (via GPX)... but it may do again now (perhaps)

GeoBeagle, GeoHunter, Cachemate, GeOrg, OpenGPX do just fine

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Post by Echo » 25 August 11 3:19 pm

Locus with the geocaching add on is mighty fine too. :-"

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Post by Laighside Legends » 25 August 11 4:29 pm

Echo wrote:Locus with the geocaching add on is mighty fine too. :-"
If you can work out how to use it! :D I've been playing around with the offline maps function of locus and the hardest part is working out which button you want to press!

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Re: Which app to use on Android?

Post by Echo » 30 August 11 5:27 pm

Laighside Legends wrote:
Echo wrote:Locus with the geocaching add on is mighty fine too. :-"
If you can work out how to use it! :D I've been playing around with the offline maps function of locus and the hardest part is working out which button you want to press!
The on button is a good place to start... :P

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