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  2. Nic Hubbard

    Navigation to cache with cachly

    What did you mean by that it drops the navigation? Double tap to zoom in and stay in one of the follow modes. By default Cachly will stop following your current location if you move the map.
  3. Will Cachly ever be able to be used as a navigation aid while caching? The current software drops the navigation as soon as you touch the I Phone screen with 2 or more figures. I accept this problem was caused by an Apple upgrade but it rendered the app useless.
  4. Nic Hubbard

    Is there an easy way to share a cache via Airdrop

    The share option in Cachly was only meant for social media and for copying the "Checkout geocache..." text. iOS started adding other things to the share dialog that we never intended it for. The way to do what you are wanting is to use the "Export GPX" option, this will then bring up the same Share dialog and from there you can choose Airdrop. Then the person on the other end will be able to import the cache on their end, including the data that was part of the cache such as waypoints, etc.
  5. We were trying to Airdrop a single cache tonight and couldn't figure out how to do it. I was on the receiving end and it seemed to come in as a text file.It was sent as a text file. This is the content of the text file: Checkout geocache "ROCK-ET - HAG XV" (GC80PC0) #geocaching #cachly http://coord.info/GC80PC0 I ended up putting it into Dropbox, opening the text file, copying the GC code and pasting it into Cachly. Is there an easier way to send a single cache? Thanks.
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  7. SuperNate

    Red proximity circle around puzzles

    Yes. That’s exactly what I was looking for. I just didn’t have the right buttons pushed. Cachly is so good, it had the feature I wanted before I asked for it. Haha Thanks for the good work you do.
  8. Nic Hubbard

    Red proximity circle around puzzles

    You can add a corrected coordinate at the cache location and it will put a proximity circle. Will this help? In 5.0 adding corrected coords is much faster.
  9. Traditional caches, for example, have a 528 ft proximity circle around them on the map. I’d like to suggest the same could be done for puzzle/unknowns. I realize many of these contain bogus coords, and do not reflect the actual location for the cache. Perhaps a “show proximity circle” toggle could be added when updating the coordinates on a solved puzzle. That way the user can determine if the coords they are changing the mappoint to are for the cache or not. This would be helpful for me, because I use the Cachly app to determine potential hiding spots in cache dense areas.
  10. Nic Hubbard

    using the map while navigating

    Thank you very much for the suggestions. They have been added to my internal feature list for a future version.
  11. Bumble

    using the map while navigating

    This is something that I have wanted for a bit. I’ve grown somewhat accustomed now to switching between map & compass view, but so would love having a translucent version of the compass available in map view (or some other navigational directional & distance indicator) so I could just stay in map view entirely. In fact this was the one & only thing that slowed me down from adopting Cachly as my main caching app for a long period of time, as L4C has a great version of this & it was hard to let go of that function.
  12. geo-knot

    using the map while navigating

    I know I’ve touched on some of this in another post, but wanted to elaborate a little. Navigating to a cache while using the map screen could be improved… Sometimes navigating with the compass makes sense, and sometimes navigating with the map make sense. When the map makes sense, it is often hard to see the little red arrow that spins around your location on the map that shows your heading. I have good eyesight, but sometimes due to map details, that target line, or sun glare, it is hard to see or make out which way it is pointing without spinning your phone around. I’m also an advocate of having the phone orient the map when navigating to a cache. When this is done, the red target line clearly points to the cache and the little red arrow is not so important. I know cachly can do this, but unfortunately the implementation is not great. The problem is that in order for the map to stay oriented, the map has to be centered on you. That means if you zoom out so that you can see both yourself and the cache, you have 1/4th the detail on the map that you could have if you could manually scroll them map so that it was centered on your target line such that you are at the bottom of the screen, and your target is at the top. I was recently listening to “Inside Geocaching HQ podcast: episode 16: Geocaching app update”. In that episode they chronicle the way that they decided their maps need to orient themselves automatically by default. (also called track-up) Basically they went to a bunch of people, with all different exposure levels to caching. (including some with no exposure). They found that when navigating to a cache, having the map oriented was a big win. You can listen to the podcast for the full details. The end result is that if you try the geocaching app now, the initial map that shows all the caches around you defaults to North-up, but as soon as you start navigating to a cache, the default is track-up. (admitedly: the geocaching app also stops rotating when you are not centered) This setup feels ideal to me for some reason. north-up when choosing a cache to go to, and track up when navigating. Certainly there are some people who prefer north up all the time, but similarly, there are many (and I would argue more people) who would prefer it track-up. The other apps I’ve been using over the years all let you keep your map oriented if you like. Geosphere even let you automatically center the map on the target line in a way that kept you and the cache on the screen, and it slowly zoomed in as you got closer to the cache. I’m really liking cachly, but this is one spot I feel that the other apps I’ve used have a leg up. How would I improve things? I have a few ideas. -when you are navigating to a cache, and set the map to track-up, that it does not stop orienting just because your location in not in the center of the map. -remember that my “navigate to cache” map was north up last time I used it so that the next time I’m on that screen, it is still track-up -add a small compass or some other indicator in the upper right of the map that always points to the cache. This would help especially when you are using the map as north up and whenever using the map to navigate to the cache.
  13. Nic Hubbard

    copy cache name and user names

    Great idea. Will add it to the list.
  14. geo-knot

    copy cache name and user names

    I see that you can copy the GC code from many screens including the cache details. It would be nice to also be able to copy the cache name and CO-name on this screen, also with a long press. Similar behavior might be nice on the logs screen for the usernames. Sometimes you want to mention a log or a user that was helpful and want to get the spelling right.
  15. geo-knot

    feature request / suggestions

    Yeah, now that I think about it again, that makes sense. A single setting that works for both maps might work well. Thanks Nic!
  16. Nic Hubbard

    feature request / suggestions

    Yes, I am worried about other users that might be confused as to why this is happening. I will have to think about this one and talk with my beta testers. Thanks!
  17. geo-knot

    feature request / suggestions

    That all sounds terrific on the other items! Thank you for being so attentive! Are you meaning a way to lock the map rotation so no matter which screen you view the map on, it will always be the same? That would be a fine solution, but I'm primarily thinking about the map you see when you are navigating to a cache. It would be better not to have to adjust the orientation of the map every time I go to a cache. If the two maps (the one that shows all the caches, and the one you see when you are navigating) each had their own persistent setting for this, I think this might be ideal. For some reason, when I'm trying to figure out what cache to go for next, north up makes sense, but when I'm navigating to a cache, an oriented map seems best. OR, if that seems like it might confuse some users, a single setting that would work for both maps, but is easy to access so it could be easily switched.
  18. Nic Hubbard

    feature request / suggestions

    Are you meaning a way to lock the map rotation so no matter which screen you view the map on, it will always be the same? This does sound like a good feature. Will add it to our list for 5.0.1. Will add to 5.0. Google Maps will return in our 5.0 version. Thanks!
  19. geo-knot

    feature request / suggestions

    I've been caching with an iphone ever since you could. I started out with Geo-sphere and made the move to Looking4Cache when the Geo-sphere developers seemed to disappear. I tried Cachly when it was new, but it was an early version and was missing some features I liked. Recently I noticed that all my friends use Cachly, so I decided to give it a serious workout. I've decided I like it, but I do have some suggestions that I hope will make cachly even better. I realize that there is a major version coming out soon, and I don't know if some of these things will be addressed in that version, but if not, it would be nice if they were eventually included. ( I heard you will be able to see other caches while navigating to a cache, that's great! ) 1. Map rotation/orientation - The default map is north up. I have two problems with the current system. First, I generally like my map to be oriented. If I click the arrow button twice to orient my map, it automatically centers on me. As soon as I scroll the map, it stops orienting. Second, every-time I navigate to a cache, I have to re-ask that the map is oriented. A persistent toggle switch that does not require the map to be centered on me that is available from the map scree would be very nice. 2. Number of Finds in Logs - When viewing logs, it would be great if each username had their number of finds next to it. This is particularly useful when looking at a cache with a few DNFs. If the users with the DNFs only have 2 finds, well it's probably still there! Both the other apps I used before had this feature. 3. Scrolling Description - Every time I open the cache description, it scrolls back to the top. This was particularly frustrating when working on a couple of earth caches with lots of questions recently. I would carefully scroll down to find the questions I needed to answer. Once I found the answer to the first question, I went to the cache note and entered a few words that I could use to elaborate later. Back to the description I go, but now I've got to find the questions again. Seems like if I have not changed my target cache, it should just stay where I left it. 4. satellite view. I don't know how google's licensing works , but it would be nice to have them as a satellite map option. In an urban environment where the satellite view is king, I found myself frequently changing apps so that I could see the google version of the satellite view. apple vs. google: You can see that not only does google's satellite view have better color balance and more detail, but they have tried to minimize buildings from getting in the way. Also in the satellite view from apple seems to restrict how much you can zoom in. In the example above, the apple map is basically zoomed in all the way. The google map zoomed in all the way is below. Granted some of this is just enlarging pixels, but it is still helpful when your phone is in bright sun, and you are trying to see details. Thanks for all the work you do for this great app! I hope you find this feedback useful.
  20. Nic Hubbard

    Better Navagation

    Cachly passes this feature off to navigation apps which are much better suited to handle turn by turn navigation. Tap the ... button when on the Navigate screen to choose a navigation provider that you have installed such as Google Maps or Waze.
  21. Thot

    Better Navagation

    I realize this may be too difficult. I used Cachly's navigation to the cache for the first time today. It simply points a straight like to the cache -- like the map function on a handheld. It does not tell you the route. That is, which streets to take and where to turn, etc. If it could just show a zigzag path it would be a big help.
  22. Thot

    Benchmarking on Cachly

    I've been using this method for about 10 years. It gives you current status of the marks. A difference is I download the benchmark data from NGS by county so it is in manageable file sizes. I first put it into GSAK. I wrote a program that then converts a GSAK GPX file to a file that compares the data to the GC.com database and indicates which BMs are in their 20 year old data and show finds. After hunting the mark I report my results to the NGS. I've also written a couple of utilities that make that easier. If you want to read about all this go here factsfacts.com/benchmarking Edited to Add: This approach allows you to put the BM in Google Earth and use the description to create much better coordinates. As was mentioned, the Scaled coordinates on NGS/GC.com are often very bad. After putting them in GSAK you can choose which ones you want to hunt and create an even smaller file which can be exported from GSAK and imported into Cachly.
  23. ACME WildCachers

    Idea for multi and puzzle caches

    I do the same, but this approach falls short when photos are an important part of the puzzle since they can't be added to the cache note.
  24. AnyMules

    Idea for multi and puzzle caches

    The workaround I use for this is to copy the text from the cache descrition and paste it in to the cache note - then I can just edit and add the extra info where I need to without needing to swap back and forth.
  25. AnyMules

    Benchmarking on Cachly

    The whole "Benchmarking" thing seems to be very US orientated. So not a lot of use for this in any other part of the world. Many of the similar things for other countries appear to be listed as "Waymarks" though, but the Waymarks also include rubbish such as your local fast food outlet so isn't anywhere near as exciting. The waymarking web site is just as bad for trying to find and log them on as well. Perhaps groudspeak need to consider a big revamp of these other things, and perhaps a merge of them all in to a single source (ie - make them all "geocaches" but have a different cache type for the Benchmarks/Waymarks). They'd probably have to do a lot of work pruning out some of the rubbish though, I know that there are landmarks that have many "waymarks" for the same thing. Not to mention that geocaching.com is very anti-advertising or promoting other companies or products, yet a Waymark can be for your local McDonalds so there's a bit of a conflict there they'd need to resolve.
  26. Nic Hubbard

    What does Inactive mean?

    This option is no longer part of the new Geocaching HQ API, so it will be removed in 5.0.
  27. In the filters you have a thing called "Disable Inactive." Does Inactive me Disabled? If so, consider calling it disabled, as it's a recognized term
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