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  1. 2 points

    More Apple Watch complications AW4

    I’ve been finding the Cachly Apple Watch app very handy recently for kayak caching. Handy to see distance to next cache by simply turning my wrist instead of reaching for my phone while paddling. I just picked up an Apple Watch 4 & realized with the extra screen space there is a bunch more info Cachly could possibly show. It would be super nice to have a distance & maybe even small compass or general direction to next cache complication. Would be killer for kayak caching and come to think of it sorta was what I was looking for with regards to power trail caching. Even if that isn’t possible at the very least it would be nice if the Cachly watch complication was able to be used in more of the faces. Keep having to use a very specific face just so it’s available to use via the main face. It’s kinda funny how what at first I thought was just a cool gimmicky thing to use every once in awhile has become a real time saver that has a bunch of potential.
  2. 2 points
    Team DEMP

    Premium Offline maps

    All options will get you access to all the premium maps and map extras (contours and hillshades). The 2 options that include a tip are there as a gesture of support for the developers continued hard work.
  3. 2 points
    Cachly 5.0 is finally here! Over 8 months of work have gone into this major update that includes brand new offline maps, exciting new features and a refreshed design. https://medium.com/@cachly/cachly-5-0-will-be-released-feb-24th-94577e3e4bfc
  4. 2 points
    This is a feature in 5.0. Watch the Cachly blog and social media for a post about this soon.
  5. 2 points

    Close to Cache signal

    Hi could you please include a function that gives an audible signal when we are less than 25 meters away from cache coordinates.
  6. 2 points
    Glad that you are liking the watch app! I will make sure to add the Cachly complication to the rest of the new watch faces. This is something that we didn't have time to release for the new watches. As for updating the complication for the Apple Watch 4, this is something I would love to do, but it will have to be after the 5.0 release as we are heads down and focusing on that right now.
  7. 1 point
    Yes, I'm using Cachly 5.0.4. I've tested a little bit but also yould not replicate the issue.
  8. 1 point
    Thanks Nic!
  9. 1 point

    I Phone Compass Calibration

    Ah, this all makes sense. I only walked away 50' or so with the watch. Thanks for the info.
  10. 1 point

    GPS accuracy on the map view.

    For an example when you navigate to a cache it says it's 38m, in this info box it would be very nice if it said 38m +/-5m so you don't need to change to the compass to get this information.
  11. 1 point

    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.
  12. 1 point
    Like I said it’s minor and it still works for its intended purpose. Cachly just doesn’t display the asterisk but it uploads properly. I just thought I’d report it in case there was something else going on. Thanks for the explanation and quick reply!
  13. 1 point

    I Phone Compass Calibration

    I have not used the ios compass app other than checking it at home, so good idea to compare it to Cachly. I'll give it a try tomorrow when I'm out and about. The compass app allows setting a target heading, so it will be interesting to observe how stable it is. I'll post what I find. The fact that GPS "course" reading only reacts to device motion is exactly what is good about it! Compass mode has its use but so does this mode. I agree it should be off by default. Thanks for considering it!
  14. 1 point
    Yes! This is part of the new API so I will get it added.
  15. 1 point

    Cachly 5.0 Glitches and Bugs.

    I have found one or two my self but also just wanted people to find other bugs so that Cachly 5.0 can become perfectly working!
  16. 1 point

    Understanding filters

    Thanks, Nic! It appeared to me that the OR was being applied instead of the AND, but then I couldn't completely rule out a misunderstanding of how the filter dialog was supposed to work. Will look forward to the fix!
  17. 1 point
    Nic Hubbard

    GPS accuracy on the map view.

    You can see this info by tapping your current location and it will show the accuracy in the location callout.
  18. 1 point
    I also think a cache-by-cache basis wouldn't be a good idea. It would be easy to add a global setting for this that could be turned on or off.
  19. 1 point
    Nic Hubbard

    Apple Watch App

    Hoping to add this for 5.0.
  20. 1 point


    I would love to see auto-zoom on the navigation map. It would be nice if as you neared the cache it would automatically adjust the distance.
  21. 1 point
    Nic Hubbard

    Another feature request.

    You are meaning, if the last x logs were a DNF then alter the cache icon? Yeah, this is possible.
  22. 1 point
    This is on the list and has been suggested by others, just need to find time to add it.
  23. 1 point

    Custom offline maps

    Hello, is it possible to add support for custom offline maps in mapsforge (.map) format?
  24. 1 point
    Nic Hubbard

    Filter Options for 3.0

    Wouldn't be hard to add...
  25. 1 point
    If Cachly had a shared database then if you logged in as a different user you'd see somebody else's data, which seems wrong. I'm guessing Groundspeak won't let you access an internal ID which doesn't change? So I think the existing behaviour is correct. If there's no data when starting the app, you could display a dialog saying data needs to be downloaded, including if you've renamed your username?