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  1. Team DEMP

    Lab caches in the Cachly 6.2

    Currently the API that HQ provides official apps like Cachly does not yet support identifying Adventure Labs that you’ve found or placed. Hopefully HQ will enhance their API to super this at Erich time Cachly can leverage the filter options similar to caches.
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    Drafts in Cachly don't go to GC.com

    No worries and you are not an idiot. I'm an idiot - just ask my wife. Happy caching!
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    Drafts in Cachly don't go to GC.com

    Hey there and welcome to Cachly! There are 2 log settings that work together but also independently in how your logs are managed. The two options are Send Log Now and Save as Draft. When Send Log Now is set, after you complete the log on your phone, it is sent immediately to GC. If that option is not enabled, when you complete the log on your phone, it is saved as a local draft. When Save as Draft is enabled, when the log is sent to GC, it will be a Draft log on the GC site. If not enabled, when the log is sent to GC, it will be posted on the cache page immediately. You can mix and match the above and all combinations will produce different results. Since it looks like you have local (on your phone) drafts, those need to be sent to GC before they will show up. They would be local drafts if you have Send Log Now disabled (not showing green in the settings). Depending if you have Save as Draft, it will either post against the cache immediately or go to GC drafts. What are you settings? And you can change your default settings each tine you go to log a cache.
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    "Live" not loading caches

    There is no Cachly app password. Cachly like all official 3rd party apps use your geocaching.com password where the app redirects to Geocaching for authentication and authorization. Changing your password on Geocaching shouldn't impact Cachly or if anything, Geocaching would have told Cachly to have you log in again with your new password. More than you ever needed to know but the important takeaway is the Cachly app has no Cachly user/password and it's your Geocaching user/password.
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    "Live" not loading caches

    As a follow-up, there's nothing Cachly uses that could be down on the Cachly end. All requests go to the Geocaching HQ servers. It gets tricky to know as the HQ website and HQ app might be working while Cachly and other 3rd party apps are having an issue or even the other way around. The official site/app and 3rd party apps don''t always use the same "stuff" to return similar things.
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    "Live" not loading caches

    The Geocaching website is having problems and it is unrelated to Cachly. When HQ fixes things on their end, Cachly should be happy again.
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    Cachly is enough Challenge for me

    You can create an empty offline list before you do the import or on the screen that showed no lists, tap the + and create the list there. Select the list and complete the import.
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    Search geocaches by name (not working?)

    Name would not be entered in the main search box where the hint text shows "Location, GC Code or coordinates". You can enter the cache name in the filter portion by tapping the funnel icon and it would be the top option.
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    Multiple Questions.

    Not sure of your current state so if you could go to your current location with no filters active, are you able to tap the circling arrows multiple times to load more and more caches? If so add back a filter and continue to check. Have you selected and are navigating to the selected cache? That is when the yellow man icon that will launch the closest street view of the cache location should display.
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    Australia??

    Try a few things... Tap the arrow in the bottom right of the map screen. That should get/set your current location. You also have a filter applied and we can't tell what is being filtered so be a little cautious about the results returned. Tap the white funnel icon at the tap right of your screen to view/adjust your active filter.
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    Don't understand how the pointer works

    In 2005/6 when I got my Garmin 76cx , the high end handled GPSr at the time, it had an electronic compass. I don’t need a pointer when driving. When I’m driving the map directions are guiding me. The pointer and its use of the compass is useful to me as I’m walking/hiking to a cache.
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    Don't understand how the pointer works

    A compass is not a GPS. A compass won't fail because of buildings - a GPS might get multi-path signals that confuse it. A compass is influenced by external factors like a magnet in your case or in a metal cage like a car, while a GPS could work fine in that same situation. The pointer in Cachly relies on the compass functionality in your iPhone. All Cachly is doing is visually showing what your iPhone is telling it. So as a couple of folks here have posted, after you arrive in your car at a cache, if you'd like yo use the pointer, let your phone settle down so the compass is working as it should and direction should be mostly accurate. You can take Cachly out of the equation and just launch the compass app on your phone. Is it showing North on the compass app like you'd expect is due North? If so, switch back to Cachly, holding it flat with the front (top) of your phone pointing straight ahead, walk a few steps and see if the pointer adjusts to where the cache is.
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    Don't understand how the pointer works

    The pointer is using the compass vs GPS/travel direction. It has to do with where the front of the iPhone is pointing and not the direction you are traveling. It is also no so reliable when inside a car as there are lots of metal and electronics. Maybe next time you are out caching, with the phone level in your hand and the front of the phone pointing at the cache, it should point to where you need to go. It might take a min or two to settle down if you pull it from the car.
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    Waypoint letter calculation

    You mentioned that you switch to another app for the above. What app do you switch to that does calculations by entering the number associated with a letter like you described above? What I normally do is paste this into the personal cache note field in Cachly abs capture it all there or sometimes I use the iOS Notes app so that I quickly swap between 2 apps.
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    Apple Watch & GPS Drift

    I would say it could be what Nic noted which also can occur just on the phone itself. I also have read reports of users who updated to iOS 14 seeing unexpected GPS behavior on their watches - https://www.macrumors.com/2020/09/30/apple-watch-iphone-battery-drain-gps/
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