Live Usage

From Cachly Help Wiki
Revision as of 11:13, 6 April 2018 by Team DEMP (talk | contribs) (Getting around the Live Mode Screen: Added reference to FAQ on loading of corrected coordinates)
Jump to: navigation, search

Live Usage

The first of Cachly's two major usage modes is Live Usage. This means you have a data or wifi connection and Cachly can interact with to locate caches for you. Live Usage is chosen by tapping the Live icon in the bottom navigation bar of the screen.

Getting around the Live Mode Screen

The top navigation bar lets you view caches in Live Map View or Live List View and has a switch to change to the other one. The current selection will be highlighted in a darker color.


Refresh Button

Search results using the current map center have search distance limits.

Tapping the refresh button on the top right of the interface will load new caches. Moving the map will clear the previous search and start a new search based on the center of the map.

When the refresh button has three dots inside it means that there are additional caches that can be loaded. Tapping it will load more caches. You can continue tapping to load caches until all search results are shown.

Also see the FAQ on Corrected Coordinates and loading/display on the Live Map.

Options Action Button

This button is indicated by ••• and will bring up a menu with the following options:


The Live search field below the top bar can be used to search for addresses, locations such as a town or city, GC codes, coordinates and URLs ( and Searching for a location or coordinates will drop a pin at the found location allowing that to be included as a Saved Location. Searching for a GC code will show the Cache Pin if found.


Tip: You can search for multiple GC codes by separating them by a comma.

Search Options

Tapping the gear icon that is on the right of the search field will bring up a screen that shows all of the live search options. See Search Options for a full list of options.

Search-options1.gif When the gear icon is grey it means there are no search options applied.

Search-options2.gif When the gear icon is green it means search options are being used and are being used to limit the search results shown.

Selecting a Cache to Find


This is the view that shows a map with all the loaded cache pins. You can switch between Map View and List View using the switch in the title bar. Notice the "Load more" circular arrow in the upper right of the title bar. If it contains ••• then tapping it again will load more caches. If it has no ••• in the center, you have all of them loaded.

Since this is a Live view tab, you can perform more searches using the search field. The results of each search are appended to the current caches in your result list. If you don't want your current results preserved when you do a new search, tap the X icon at the bottom right of the Map area to discard the current cache result list. Certain searches like coordinates or a road name will drop a pin rather than return caches. Then you can perform actions on that pin as described in the section below Dropping a Pin.

Note: Depending on other settings, the X icon may not appear since it is not relevant with those settings active. For example, Offline Map View will not have an X since the entire offline list is shown and is not an immediate Live search result.

There can be variations in the pins shown including decorations on the pin reflecting states like Corrected Coordinates. The key ones are shown here.

Your current location is shown with a special green circle with a white border to help you spot it. If you long press on the icon, you will see a popup with the current coordinates and a ••• in a circle. Tapping the circle will let you either save the current location in the Saved Locations list or just copy the coordinates. This can be handy for periodically dropping temporary waypoint markers as you bushwhack into the woods so you can find your way back out later.

Current Location

The other two icons at the bottom of the map are:

  • Map Options Icon: select Map provider (Apple Maps, Google Maps, Offline Maps, etc.)
  • Show current location. The first tap on the arrow zooms the view to where you are and colors in the arrow. The second tap reorients the map for direction of travel. A third tap starts the cycle over.

There are a number of settings that can affect the Map view. They include: Show Cache Radius, Prevent Map Rotation, Clear Map on Refresh, Show Heading Indicator, Show FTF Indicator, User Location Overlap Map Pins, Fit to Map, Rotation Lock settings, Show Cache Type on Map. Consult the Settings for more details on what each of these settings does with respect to the Map view.

Cache Pin Callout

If you tap a cache pin, you will see a callout pop up with more details on the cache. It summarizes the Cache Name, Icon, Distance, Number of trackables and Favorite points. The last line shows the Difficulty, Terrain and Container size followed by the GC Code. If you tap the callout box, you will go to the Cache Details screen.

Cache Pin Callout

Dropping a Pin


Sometimes you need to mark a particular location on the Map for later reference. If you long press on the Map, a pin will be placed at that location. You can press and drag to move the pin if it is not precisely where you want it. If you tap on the circle to the right of the coordinates, you can perform several actions. They are:

  • Save Location
  • Navigate to Location
  • Copy Coordinate
  • Remove

Save Location will let you add a name for the location and put it in your Saved Locations list visible from the More Tab and show the name when the map pin is tapped. Navigate to Location and Copy Coordinate do what you would expect. Remove will delete the pin off the map.