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Thread: GeoCaching App for Android :(

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    For some time I've been eagerly anticipating the Android app from geocaching.com, and now that it's in release 1.0.3 I thought I'd give it a go. So earlier this evening I bought and loaded the app, and two hours later I uninstalled it and got the refund from the app store.

    Why?

    I knew that the app was not quite as fancy and feature rich as the iPhone app, but I was astonished how under-whelmingly basic it. It is really really basic and very clunky to work with. looking at a cache is not merely a matter of scrooling down over the information - you need to go into sub screens all the time which gets tedious pretty quick.

    I then tried to load a gpx file for offline caching (lets face it, the good caches are often in places without network), the loading went well and I could read all the info. But as soon as I switched off the network it wouldn't load anything and stated that a network connection is needed! I tried to load the offline file and the app promptly crashed. :wacko:

    So when it had crashed about 4 times for different (or no) reasons I decided to throw in the towel.
    A cache a day ..

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    geobeagle

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    Yes, GeoBeagle it is, for now anyway.
    I used CacheSense (or CacheBerry as it used to be called) before when I was on BlackBerry. There were a version planned for Android but it's not clear when and if that'll hit the streets.
    A cache a day ..

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    I have downloaded the latest version of the GC app to my Samsung Galaxy and it works ok for me, I like the fact that by importing PQ's you can store almost unlimited caches.

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    I have downloaded the latest version of the GC app to my Samsung Galaxy and it works ok for me, I like the fact that by importing PQ's you can store almost unlimited caches.
    It hasn't crashed once since loading but I will admit that I normally only use it for up to date info.
    Last edited by DrDick&Vick; 16th January 2011 at 02:41 PM.

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    It's nice to hear that they've opted the software a bit.
    A cache a day ..

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