Top Android App: C:Geo Geocaching
C:Geo ~ Go Geocaching is a simple, yet elegant standalone geocaching client. If you’re unfamiliar with geocaching, it’s similar to apps like Foursquare and Gowalla, except you have the ability to hide and seek “containers” called caches anywhere by using your GPS. If you’re looking for something new to try out, give this app a try! Thank you to @NickJackson for recommending this great app!
Overall Score: 4.5/5
User Interface: 4.5/5
Ease of Use: 4.5/5
Geogaching is a hobby that is both entertainment and exercise. If you’re into hiking or just want a simple adventure in the city, you can find caches wherever you go. When you find a cache, leave your experience in the logbook and add to the value of the cache! Even place your geocaching stories and pictures online to share with others.
C:Geo is currently in its beta release and is being frequently updated. Initially, you will need to signup for an account at geocaching.com if you do not have one already. From there, you can then login to the app through Menu > Settings. Before doing these two steps you won’t be able to search for geocaches.
When you initially open the app, you can search for caches by your location, GPS coordinates, address, geocode, keyword, user, or owner. From there, you can select a specific cache to find out more about it. Listed is information like difficulty, terrain, owner, date hidden, coordinates, description, and hints. If you’re looking for some help, you can choose to show the cache on the map or navigate to it with the compass. When you’ve found it, you can log your visit. Your entry will also be synced to your geocaching.com account.
Some nice features that will hopefully be added in the future are the ability to store maps and caches for offline use and the ability to see multiple caches as you scroll around the maps view. Since this is only the beta version however, I’m sure these additions will be made.
Overall, C:Geo is the best geocaching app currently available on Android and is improving with each new update. Give it a try!
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