Posts posted by Nic Hubbard
For those that were interested, here is the Cachly presentation from Geowoodstock 14er:
Doing some more testing and looking into the GPX files that PQ create, I can confirm that geocaching.com does not include any indication that the caches have corrected coordinates.
However, in 2.0 we will be rebuilding the way we receive PQ data and it will solve this issue.
Let me look deeper into our code and see if we are accounting for this. Will get back to you soon.
7 hours ago, ShoesBologna said:
I guess that I'm dull. When I click add to bookmark, I only get my bookmarks as options. There isn't an option to add to an ignore list.
Login to geocaching.com and you first have to add a cache to "Ignore". Once you do that, it will create an Ignore List for you. Then you can use Cachly to add caches to that list.
Will keep working on this. Looks like Needs Maintenance only works for caches that are owned...
I just posted a Needs Maintenance through the app and it worked: https://www.geocaching.com/geocache/GC5TAPN_salmon-love-bridges?guid=2f03a0c6-c892-4f26-a764-3f80bc14047a
Are you sure that your "Send as field note" option is not checked?
This should work now. I contacted Groundspeak and it seemed to be an issue with their server. They fixed it and I tested it. Seems to be working now.
Let me know if you have any more issues.
I deleted my last post about this, as I had forgotten this was possible. Just add the cache as a bookmark then choose "Ignore List". Then make sure to set your Search Options to not show ignored.
Sorry about the mixup!
Strange. Let me look into this when I am back at the office. Will let you know what I find.
I think that this is part of a bug we are working to fix. Had not seen it happen like this, but I appreciate the note!
Great idea! Will add this to our feature list!
1 hour ago, TheRambler said:
Agreed; I too would like to see a summary of the features.
Just downloaded the app for iPhone this morning - and look forward to trying it out in the not too distant future...
You can see some of our major features listed on www.cach.ly, and also by viewing our Help within the app. Most features are very intuitive in Cachly, so just start exploring. I think you will like what you find!
2 hours ago, Electric Water Boy said:
I was at Geowoodstock, but didn't make it to your presentation. Argh! But yes, turn it into something we can use and get it to us. We'll spread the word!
I will get working on this next week.
15 minutes ago, Electric Water Boy said:
I would love you to go one step further - make a PowerPoint demonstration to be used by those of us who would like to have events where we show what Cachly can do.
That sounds like a great idea, I would love to have the geocaching community help spread the word in this way!
I do have a presentation from Geowoodstock that I did that could be easily turned into something you could use. Would you be interested in this?
12 hours ago, hidegoseek said:
I don't think a new search option is needed to hide one errant archived event since no other archived caches, of any type, show up. It's got to be an anomaly with this particular cache.
I don't think it is an anomaly after looking into it. If you search for just events in your area it will come up with other archived events. There are also a few archived caches you will see here and there...
10 minutes ago, hidegoseek said:
The event that won't die is: GC6JKJ9
Using Cachly 1.1.7 (1) on a 5s running iOS 9.3.4
Ah ok, I didn't see you mention before that this was an archived cache. Currently Cachly doesn't hide these types of caches. I will add a new search option to hide these in 2.0. Thanks for helping with this!
2 minutes ago, Boudewijn said:
Just bought an iPhone and thinking about getting cachly. The most important for me in a cache app are the maps. Which offline maps are supported and can you also navigate to a cach using a offline map?
Cachly provides the following map layers:
- Apple Maps
- Google Maps
- Ordnance Survey (UK)
- Open Street Map
- Open Cycle Map
- Thunder Forest Landscape
- Thunder Forest Outdoors
- ARC GIS Satellite
- ARC GIS Topo
Cachly had offline map tile downloads available. But in our upcoming 2.0 version we will be releasing Open Street offline vector maps, which will allow you to download entire states and countries offline in very small file sizes. (WA State is only 58 MB)
Yes, you can navigate to a cache using offline maps.
When posting a support question about Cachly please help us by providing the following:
- Cachly version number
- iOS version
- Device that you are using
- Screen that issue is happening on and if you can replicate it
- If you are a Regular or Premium user of geocaching.com
- GC code if your question is about a specific cache
1 hour ago, hidegoseek said:
This is weird. An archived event (from June) shows up in Cachly and won't go away. It's on my phone and my iPad, so I don't think it's localized to one device. I can put it on an ignore list for a workaround, but it shouldn't be there. I have no lists or PQ's that contain the event, so I'm perplexed.
I have seen this happen before, and I am convinced it is a geocaching.com API issue.
3 hours ago, zemiak said:
Basically yes. I was trying to move my finds into an offline list. Right now I'm using offline "Found it" logging, it's working the same way for me.
Cachly is changing my habits and that means, that it's a good app
Thanks. I will get this added to our list!
Thanks Team DEMP for answering this one!
You can do this viewing the PQ and then tapping the ... button to download those into an offline list. Then with your additional PQ's you can save them into that same offline list.
Does this help?
I'm a newer purchaser and haven't yet put the app through many days of use but I really enjoy what it offers. The main reason I looked for an app was the display of solved puzzle caches in the gc.com free app didn't show with corrected coords which made it useless to use the map page in locating solved caches.
In my initial use finding just a couple of caches, I've noticed 2 items for consideration
1) When launching a cache on geocaching.com (... -> View on geoaching.com) , Cachly currently launches in an internal browser. Each time it launches, you need to log in, assuming you want to do something as an authenticated user. Is it possibly to launch an external browser (I use Chrome) as it would remember me as a logged in user. Or maybe if using the internal browser that it persist the necessary gc.com cookie?
2) The photos feature on a cache is great but unlike similar links to Hint, Trackables, etc if there are no Photos, the link is active and you click to see there are no photos to display. Can the app detect there are no photos and disable the option to click through like with no hint, no trackables, etc?
As a side note unrelated to the app, the forums here seem to no longer show replies/views for any posts started in late July. You can see this on http://www.cach.ly/support/index.php?/forum/3-feature-requests/looking at the top posts in the forum where it shows 0/0 for replied and views.
Thanks for trying Cachly!
1. The internal browser issue is something I will fix in the next update. Thanks for pointing that out!
2. For the photos, we don't receive the number of photos until we make a call to that API. So unfortunately this isn't possible.
Thanks for these questions, and I will look into that forum issue!
Is there a way to enter coordinates directly into the app? For example, if searching for a multi cache, you've found the initial location and then determine the coordinates that take you to the actual cache location and need to enter them in in order to search for it.
Absolutely. This is what waypoints are for, and you can set it as a Corrected Coordinate so that the map pin will move to the final location if you want. When you are on the cache details screen, tap the ... button and create a new waypoint. Then, just enter in the coordinates, and save it. Then you will be able to see this on the navigation map for that cache and choose to set it as the target for navigation.
Geowoodstock 14er Cachly Presentation
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For those that are interested, here is the Cachly presentation that I did from Geowoodstock 14er: