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    AnyMules reacted to Nic Hubbard in Preserve Line Breaks with GSAK Note   
    Will fix.
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    AnyMules got a reaction from Nic Hubbard in MYSTERY - CHECKER - FEATURE REQUEST   
    A third party developer doesn't have access to the Groundspeak databases to be able to check that the entered coordinate is correct for any of the existing caches.  If you could just make an API call to get the final location of a cache, then puzzles wouldn't be much of a challenge at all.
    For any new caches, having cachly being the only way to check a coordinate restricts too much of the population of cachers (all those that don't have an Apple device), so there wouldn't be any point in doing this either and excluding the majority of the geocaching community.
    With many checkers already in existence (Geochecker, Geocheck, Certitude, or Groundspeak's own one), there are plenty of existing checkers for a CO to chose from, and not a lot of point in @Nic Hubbard spending time developing yet another one, taking his time away from fixing other more important things with the app which benefit a greater proportion of the Cachly users.
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    AnyMules got a reaction from Nic Hubbard in MYSTERY - CHECKER - FEATURE REQUEST   
    A third party developer doesn't have access to the Groundspeak databases to be able to check that the entered coordinate is correct for any of the existing caches.  If you could just make an API call to get the final location of a cache, then puzzles wouldn't be much of a challenge at all.
    For any new caches, having cachly being the only way to check a coordinate restricts too much of the population of cachers (all those that don't have an Apple device), so there wouldn't be any point in doing this either and excluding the majority of the geocaching community.
    With many checkers already in existence (Geochecker, Geocheck, Certitude, or Groundspeak's own one), there are plenty of existing checkers for a CO to chose from, and not a lot of point in @Nic Hubbard spending time developing yet another one, taking his time away from fixing other more important things with the app which benefit a greater proportion of the Cachly users.
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    AnyMules got a reaction from Nic Hubbard in MYSTERY - CHECKER - FEATURE REQUEST   
    A third party developer doesn't have access to the Groundspeak databases to be able to check that the entered coordinate is correct for any of the existing caches.  If you could just make an API call to get the final location of a cache, then puzzles wouldn't be much of a challenge at all.
    For any new caches, having cachly being the only way to check a coordinate restricts too much of the population of cachers (all those that don't have an Apple device), so there wouldn't be any point in doing this either and excluding the majority of the geocaching community.
    With many checkers already in existence (Geochecker, Geocheck, Certitude, or Groundspeak's own one), there are plenty of existing checkers for a CO to chose from, and not a lot of point in @Nic Hubbard spending time developing yet another one, taking his time away from fixing other more important things with the app which benefit a greater proportion of the Cachly users.
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    AnyMules got a reaction from Btwchen in Default map position   
    I'll add a +1 to this request - it would be good when you open an offline list for it to automatically show your current location as the centrepoint.  I use the offline mode for almost 100% of my caching with the app, so when I open my main list, I'd love it to be showing me the caches around where i currently am.
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    AnyMules got a reaction from DavSteph42 in Trackables in inventory   
    Trackables aren't currently managed off-line - they're always on-line, so don't work at all when you're in an off-line mode with no phone coverage.  This is one of those features that I'd love to see implemented, so that you can log/visit/drop off a trackable when off-line.
    There have been some other threads about this before such as: http://www.cach.ly/support/index.php?/topic/695-offline-trackables
    I'd also like to see something along the lines of a "visit list" which could contain just a sub-group of the trackables in the inventory that could be visited instead of having to add them individually, or "add all" and remove the ones you don't want to visit.
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    AnyMules got a reaction from Nic Hubbard in Show all stages of caches in an area   
    As mentioned in other threads, it'd be great for it to also show all the waypoints as well on the map (with perhaps a toggle to turn it on and off, as it's not always required) - and, for physical waypoints (ie on a multi) to also have 161m circles.
    This would help greatly when hiding a new cache and making sure you're well out of the way of any neighbouring cache parts.
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    AnyMules got a reaction from Btwchen in Default map position   
    I'll add a +1 to this request - it would be good when you open an offline list for it to automatically show your current location as the centrepoint.  I use the offline mode for almost 100% of my caching with the app, so when I open my main list, I'd love it to be showing me the caches around where i currently am.
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    AnyMules got a reaction from Btwchen in Prompt before closing Cache Notes   
    Perhaps there could be an option for an upload of a cache note to be handled similarly to a pending / offline cache log.  So that the cache note can be edited and go in to a pending list that could be reviewed before approving the upload.
    I too have been caught out a couple of times where I've written a huge note, then not had it save/upload, losing all that I'd written.  I use this a lot when doing earthcaches where I copy and paste the questions in the the cache note, then fill in my answers under the questions while in the field.  Saves switching back and forth to the cache description screen.
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    AnyMules got a reaction from Nic Hubbard in Show all stages of caches in an area   
    As mentioned in other threads, it'd be great for it to also show all the waypoints as well on the map (with perhaps a toggle to turn it on and off, as it's not always required) - and, for physical waypoints (ie on a multi) to also have 161m circles.
    This would help greatly when hiding a new cache and making sure you're well out of the way of any neighbouring cache parts.
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    AnyMules reacted to Team DEMP in Challenge cache identifier   
    Challenge caches are mystery caches as far as Geocaching.com treats them. As far as interfacing thru the API, I would expect nothing different. Most challenge caches have the posted coordinates as the cache location vs a mystery challenge that normally has the posted coordinates not matching where the cache is placed.
    What makes it a "challenge" is you need to satisfy some requirement such as find 7 different cache types in a day or find a cache in 20 different states or find 7 caches that total more than 500 favorite points, etc. 
    A challenge cache is now one that provides a way to validate the challenge has been met through a script at Project-GC usually by a link placed on the cache page.  You can sign the log and claim a find on the cache if you meet the requirement and find the cache. You can always sign the log but you can't claim it as found on gc.com until the challenge criteria is met. 
    http://project-gc.com/Tools/Challenges?map is where you can find them and the site tries to pre-determine which you qualify for. Use https://www.geocaching.com/geocache/GC40H0A_frankenstein-challenge as an example. The coordinates for that cache are the coordinates of where the cache container is located. You can see a link in the cache page on the right side to the Challenge Checker on the PGC site. Sometimes they are just in the body of the cache page. If you click it, you are taken to the PGC site ( http://project-gc.com/Challenges/GC40H0A/11154 ) and you can run the checker for yourself and see if you qualify. The output from the checker will tell you yes or no and usually show you the info you might need to paste into your log to prove to the cache owner you qualified for the challenge.
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    AnyMules reacted to rragan in Deprecation of direct email contact   
    Breaking news. Public outcry has saved email.
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    AnyMules got a reaction from assankassa in Offline enhancements   
    As another new Cachly user, coming from long term GeoSphere usage, there's a few things I used to use all the time in GeoSphere that I'm missing in Cachly, especially with Offline caches.
    With GeoSphere, I was able to import my whole GSAK database (40,000+ caches) in to the app, and while it wouldn't show them all at once (limit was 8000), I was able to use filters on the offline lists to display subsets of caches (ie, just Unknowns, just those with Corrected Coordinates, just T5 caches, only caches within X distance, etc).  I can't seem to see any way of:
    - having this many caches in Cachly without it crashing when accessing a large list
    - filtering a list to show a certain subset of caches
    - hiding my Found caches if they're present in my list
    - the "List" of offline caches doesn't seem to reflect in any way my current distance from the caches
    If any of the above can be done already and I'm just missing something, then I'd be grateful to learn how.
    Thanks for otherwise what appears so far (only 1 day's usage, with some swapping back and forth to the old app) a great app!
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    AnyMules got a reaction from Nic Hubbard in DNF color in overview screen   
    Given that a lot of users also use GSAK, it should be noted that GSAK also shows DNFs as a red dot in the "last 4 logs" view, so the consistency there could be appreciated by many.
    But I do agree that the two "red" shades is hard to distinguish between at a quick glance (and for those of us with bad eyesight).
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    AnyMules got a reaction from Nic Hubbard in Cache's Found Pending Logs   
    As a prior "other app" refugee (and I do still go back to that app for some things still - especially with its ability for me to carry around my regular 30k+ caches with logs and info in my pocket), I'm now using Cachly as my primary app.
    The view of how many cache logs you have done each day is one of those "other app" features that I do miss, although it's just a "nice to have" feature and not high on my wish list of improvements that I want to see in Cachly.
    For reference: the "other app" it's quite easy to see a tally of how many cache logs of each type (found, DNF, needs Maint/write note, etc) you have done each day.
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    AnyMules got a reaction from Nic Hubbard in Send all logs   
    Other apps have had this functionality previously - where all logs could be done offline, then all uploaded with a single action.
    They do stop at their current point if they encounter an error at any stage (ie, a find log with no text) so you can then fix that error, and then start the send again from that point onwards.
    I'm one that would make good use of this feature as I'm often caching in areas with no phone coverage, so using the app in an off-line mode.  Once you have many logs queued up, manually going in to each one of them and uploading individually is very time consuming (I did 50+ the other day like this on two occasions on a day with over 100 finds).
    Especially useful when you need to go and add all the TBs in as you can't log them currently when there is no phone signal - although I know there's another feature request for that
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    AnyMules reacted to rragan in Corrected coordinate entry   
    Most often my corrected coordinate is not in separate Lat and Long parts. Rather it looks like N37° 23.212'  W122° 16.922. That's typically the format Certitude wants for validation and the format it writes to the personal note for you. It is a pain to take the two parts and spin the wheels to enter the value for the two parts. Entering the full form would help a lot  
    I know this means you would have to parse a coordinate in one of several possible formats but logic to do this need only be written once and there are several places in the app that can then take advantage of that code for other features. 
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    AnyMules reacted to Nic Hubbard in Navigating with TomTom   
    Great idea. Will get this fixed!
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    AnyMules reacted to Team DEMP in How to download the offline maps?   
    On the main map page that is displayed when you launch Cachly, click on the map icon displayed at the bottom. It's the icon with 3 stacked squares.
    In the map window that opens, the top option is Download Offline Maps. Click Download Offline Maps, then Europe and then Belgium or whatever countries you want to have offline.
    I hope that helps.
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    AnyMules reacted to barefootguru in How to download the offline maps?   
    @Starsqual the reason for this change — and simplification — is that Cachly now downloads vector-based maps rather than 'tiles'.  This means an entire state or country is the same size map download as a single caching area previously.  So if your caching is in a single state/country you download once and forget about it.
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    AnyMules got a reaction from Nic Hubbard in Send all logs   
    Other apps have had this functionality previously - where all logs could be done offline, then all uploaded with a single action.
    They do stop at their current point if they encounter an error at any stage (ie, a find log with no text) so you can then fix that error, and then start the send again from that point onwards.
    I'm one that would make good use of this feature as I'm often caching in areas with no phone coverage, so using the app in an off-line mode.  Once you have many logs queued up, manually going in to each one of them and uploading individually is very time consuming (I did 50+ the other day like this on two occasions on a day with over 100 finds).
    Especially useful when you need to go and add all the TBs in as you can't log them currently when there is no phone signal - although I know there's another feature request for that
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    AnyMules got a reaction from ElectroQTed in Templates   
    A temporary workaround I'm using on this one is to include a couple of blank lines at the start of the template.  This then gives a large enough area to click in above the text to put the cursor to the beginning.
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    AnyMules got a reaction from Nic Hubbard in Time Difference   
    I've been using the updated beta version mentioned in the other post for a few weeks now.  I can confirm that it does a good job of allowing people in non-Seattle time zones to log caches at the "correct" date/time.
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    AnyMules got a reaction from ElectroQTed in Templates   
    A temporary workaround I'm using on this one is to include a couple of blank lines at the start of the template.  This then gives a large enough area to click in above the text to put the cursor to the beginning.
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    AnyMules reacted to ZeppelinDT in No radius for letterboxes   
    Letterboxes are not necessarily at the given location.  A "true" letterbox usually requires following some set of instructions to find the final cache location.  A letterbox hybrid can be set up either like a traditional geocache (where its hidden at the given location) or it can be set up like a traditional letterbox (where its NOT hidden at the given location).  You can't really tell which way any given letterbox is hidden without reading the description.
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