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new GCA android app

Post by mtrax » 30 August 11 5:23 pm

I have just released a new GCA app to the Android market.
The application allows you to use your Android device to display nearby caches and recent logs as well as navigate and display using Google maps.
The App name currently is "GA Cacher beta" but may look at changing that in the future, if you have a good suggestion please let me know.

The feature set is mainly functional but may be updated or added if required or if there are any requests. I know there few GC apps about and this one main goal is for GCA caches.

https://market.android.com/details?id=i ... rch_result

You can report any bugs or enhancement request directly to me via email or just post on this thread.

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Re: new GCA android app

Post by gmj3191 » 31 August 11 9:11 am

mtrax wrote:I have just released a new GCA app to the Android market.
The application allows you to use your Android device to display nearby caches and recent logs as well as navigate and display using Google maps.
The App name currently is "GA Cacher beta" but may look at changing that in the future, if you have a good suggestion please let me know.

The feature set is mainly functional but may be updated or added if required or if there are any requests. I know there few GC apps about and this one main goal is for GCA caches.

https://market.android.com/details?id=i ... rch_result

You can report any bugs or enhancement request directly to me via email or just post on this thread.
Well done !
It seems to work well from my study.
My nearest unfound GCA trad cache is 12km away so I'm not sure when I'll be able to go there, but it looks very similar to c:geo and so it should be great to have this available for GCA listed caches.
Thanks heaps mtrax.

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Re: new GCA android app

Post by babynomad » 31 August 11 10:09 am

Well done - found my nearest GA. Worked flawlessly.
- Would like to filter out the TPs as there are hundreds of them, and the one I decided to try out was far too remote for our vehicle to access.
- I realize you can't log finds yet - but that would have my vote.

Thanks for the program. :mrgreen:

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Re: new GCA android app

Post by caughtatwork » 31 August 11 10:17 am

Where do I find the compass thingy in this app?

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Re: new GCA android app

Post by mtrax » 31 August 11 1:36 pm

caughtatwork wrote:Where do I find the compass thingy in this app?
hmm perhaps you might need to clarify what page thats on, do you mean the Google maps page?

As to the logging , will have to wait for an API on GCA , but filtering by cache type.. I'll add to the TODO list.

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Re: new GCA android app

Post by gmj3191 » 31 August 11 1:59 pm

I think C@W means a compass needle pointing to the cache and showing the distance.

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Re: new GCA android app

Post by caughtatwork » 31 August 11 2:13 pm

gmj3191 wrote:I think C@W means a compass needle pointing to the cache and showing the distance.
+1
Sorry for the confusion.

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Re: new GCA android app

Post by Pesky! » 31 August 11 4:40 pm

mtrax wrote:I have just released a new GCA app to the Android market.
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The App name currently is "GA Cacher beta" but may look at changing that in the future, if you have a good suggestion please let me know.

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How about ....Ftumch?

Or Orgo.?

Miss- quoted from the young ones....
" No one is ever going to say FTUMCH! At least Orgo is going to get said, sometime. In like... Shall we go to the shop Orgo to Blblblbpbpblbpbl ( sound of wobbling lips with finger)?"

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Re: new GCA android app

Post by gmj3191 » 31 August 11 6:02 pm

I think possibly
GCADroidCacher
or AndroidGCA
or OzzieDroidCacher
or CacheDroidOz

or something similar which identifies
GCA
Android
Caching

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Re: new GCA android app

Post by mtrax » 31 August 11 6:03 pm

sorry there is only navigate using Google for now.. I'll add a compass or launch an external app to TODO list.

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Re: new GCA android app

Post by Zytheran » 01 September 11 2:37 pm

gmj3191 wrote:I think possibly
GCADroidCacher
or AndroidGCA
or OzzieDroidCacher
or CacheDroidOz

or something similar which identifies
GCA
Android
Caching
What about OzzieCacherDroid (OCD for short) :P

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Re: new GCA android app

Post by mtrax » 01 September 11 2:41 pm

just about to roll out a quick update later tonight

add B&W cache type
add Search type : found,unfound,owned and ALL
add launch navigate using GPS Radar (need to install free app 'GPS Status') access from cache details screen using menu ->Navigate ->Radar

thanks

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Re: new GCA android app

Post by Laighside Legends » 01 September 11 5:27 pm

It crashes on me whenever I try and download caches... :(
I'm using a HTC wildfire and wi-fi internet...

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Re: new GCA android app

Post by mtrax » 01 September 11 5:32 pm

Laighside Legends wrote:It crashes on me whenever I try and download caches... :(
I'm using a HTC wildfire and wi-fi internet...
can you install a log capture app like aLogCat and run this to save output of your syslog and zip and email it to me.
market line for app: https://market.android.com/details?id=o ... rch_result
my email is on the market page.
thanks

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Re: new GCA android app

Post by Laighside Legends » 01 September 11 6:21 pm

For some reason I can not seem to find your email on the market page... I swear there used to be email address there somewhere...
:-k

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