iCaching 7.0 released

Yesterday iCaching 7.0 was released!

And it was about time, the last update was quite a while ago. Highlights of the new version are:

  • Refreshed look using the new round geocache icons
  • Improved Map experience by adding clustering of geocaches when they are overlapping each other. (btw this feature can be toggled on and off in the view-settings of the map).
  • Cleanup functions for the library; simply purge old geocaches and logs.

Enjoy this new version, happy (i)caching!iCaching 7.0

iCaching workshop at OFZE2017 Mega Event (Dutch)

Op zaterdag 11 November 2017 is het OFZE2017 Mega Event. In de middag zal ik daar een (nederlandstalige) workshop over iCaching geven. Ik zie er naar uit gebruikers van mijn programma te ontmoeten, tips en trucks te vertellen en natuurlijk ook graag feedback te krijgen op het programma.

Voor de workshop moet je je aanmelden op de website van het event.
Zie jullie daar?

Voor meer info:  http://ofze.nl en https://www.geocaching.com/geocache/GC6D6YA_ofze2017-10th-anniversary

Change by Groundspeak makes API import crash [updated]

Update: kuddos to Groundspeak, they reversed the change that broke the import. Should be working fine again.

Unfortunately something seems to be changed on Groundspeaks side of the API. Now most API imports make iCaching crash.

I was notified about this by several users (thanks for that!). I’ve made a hot fix and will submit that as soon as possible to the App Store.

For now, the only workaround is to import old-fashioned GPX files.

Issues with Google Maps, replacement with Apple Maps

Unfortunately there are reports coming in about problems with the Map in iCaching.
Apparently Google changed something on their servers that makes the map sometimes not appear. Users tell me that it spontaneously starts and stops working.
Because this is an issue on their side, I can’t solve it right now. But at the moment I’m rushing to replace the Google Maps with Apple Maps which doesn’t have this issue. And moreover, the map will be faster and behave more smooth when zooming, panning etc. And it will have more features.

After a few days of hard work Apple Maps in iCaching is nearing completion.
If you want, you can download a beta versioniCaching Apple Maps and let me know what you think of it.

It’s been too long…

It’s been way to long since the last post here. But I can assure you, it’s not because nothing happened…

Last month I released iCaching 6.0 (and two smaller fix updates) featuring a vastly improved logging window. It’s now easier than ever to log all your geocache finds (and yes, also your DNFs :-). Start by importing the finds log from your GPS (most paperless GPS have such a file), or by dragging geocaches you found into the list.

Edit your logs with a nice description and the right log type. You can edit multiple logs at the same time by selecting multiple logs in the list.

Add pictures to your logs on the Images tab.

And conveniently log your travelbugs in the Travelbug tab. There you see the TBs available in the cache you visited, to log them as ‘discovered’ or ‘grab’. And you also see the TBs in your inventory, to log them as ‘visited’ or ‘dropped’. You can also log as ‘auto visit’ and the TB will automatically visit all the other logs in your list.

Next to the logging feature, I also improved the way to import your found and owned caches into your library with two items in the new Library menu.

So I hope you all enjoy (i)Caching!

Logwindow_v6.0.2

 

iCaching 5.7 with Pocket Query notifications released

Yesterday I released version 5.7 of iCaching.
Big new feature is the Pocket Query notification. iCaching lets you know when a new pocket query is available for download. And you can download it straight from the notification, without going to the pocket query window.
Furthermore we refreshed several parts of the application with a new icon design.
New look

Notification1

Issue with login to Groundspeak API

Several users contacted me reporting not to be able to log in to the Groundspeak API from within iCaching.

I started an investigation, but even an older version of iCaching (that did work for sure previously) cannot log in any more. So it was not a code change on iCachings side that broke the login.

Currently I’m in contact with Groundspeak to solve this problem.

Excuse for the inconvenience.

Update June 17, 2016

The friends at Groundspeak were able to figure out that the issue is related to login and user language. They are working on a fix.

In the meantime there is a workaround:  temporarily change your user language in your Geocaching account to English. Then login in iCaching and after that you can change your language back to whatever you want.

Geocaching language settings

Version 5.5 with trackable logging is live

This message is a bit late, but in the meantime version 5.5 went live.

This version has a completely revamped logging window, and adds the ability to log trackables along with your cache logs.

When preparing the logs, it keeps track of your inventory. So if, for instance, you log a trackable as ‘Retrieved’ from the first cache log, you can log it as ‘Visited’ in the second log. This was THE most asked feature, so we hope you’ll enjoy it!

Adding and removing images to and from a cache log has been vastly improved too.

Trackables

Trackable logging

It is coming….

Soon in iCaching: Trackable logging!Trackables

Filter caches excluding mine

We regularly get the question if it is possible to make a filter that excludes owned caches. At first sight this might seem impossible, but it is possible.

In the Filter dialog you can add so called compound filters. You can nest other filters in such a compound filter row.

  • Hold the option key (also called alt key) while clicking on a + sign to add such a compound filter.
  • Choose the ‘None of the following’ filter from the list
  • Nest the filter that you want to invert inside, in this example ‘Owner begins with yourName’

Et voila, you filtered the caches not owned by you. Of course you can use this construction for other filters you want to invert. There are also compound filters for Any or All of the following.

Compound filter