L4C V2.3: Corrected coordinates and much more

I wan´t to give you a short preview of the current development process for version 2.3.

The main feature will be a dialog to solve mysteries/puzzle and multi caches. In this you can enter corrected coordinates and personal notes, which will be uploaded to Groundspeak. Also you can take images directly to caches, best for remarks and hints of multi caches. As the fourth tab variables will follow.

I realized it as a dialog that stay on top also if you navigate to other parts of the app. So you can read the cache description, get the needed informations and enter them.

The cache description will be parsed for geo checkers, and if available they will be displayed as a link. The entered coordinated will be automatically filled in.

If you set a cache as target, you can open the dialog with a additional button from the tabbar. This I done for completing multi caches.

What I need is a short name for this function. It should show that there are multiple tools inside to solve/complete a cache. Maybe you have a good idea?

At the end of the video you see a DNF icon. If you log a DNF the cache will be marked in the list and on the map with a DNF icon. To know about the DNF when you load the cache the next time (your log will be outside the loaded max. 30 logs after some months), the DNF will also written to your personal notes.

Also I redeveloped the GPX import form the ground up. It is much more faster, under 30 seconds for 1000 caches on the iPhone 6, also if you have several thousand caches in the database. It imports corrected coordinates and personal notes of GPX files exported by iCaching and GSAK too. And at least, L4C can now load GGZ files.

Looking4Cache – V2.3 Development Preview

L4C V2.3: Hillshades

At the moment I develop Looking4Cache 2.3. The new big function of this version will be entering corrected coordinates and personal notes.

I developed another feature, that was not on my todo list before, but a personal challenge of mine: Hillshading – also available offline.

Looking4Cache – Hillsides Extension

This function will not included in the standard functions of L4C, it will require a additional InApp Purchase. Have no fear, the normal function enhancements and updates will stay free.

L4C V2.2 & Safari Extension

Today I released Looking4Cache Pro Version 2.2. The Lite Version is in review by Apple, I expect the release of it in the following days.

About a review or a rating in the AppStore I would be very happy.

On a event last weeks I recognize that a lot of users don´t know the Safari Extension. With this extension you can open Geocaches from Safari in Looking4Cache. Here is a short video showing this function.

Looking4Cache Safari Extension

L4C Version 2.2 is available soon

Looking4Cache Version 2.2 will appear soon in the AppStore. It will be available in around one week.

This version brings the iPhone 6 and 6+ resolutions and some small new functions. In this version I payed attention on details and recreated the most icons.

I just uploaded the „Whats new in Version 2.2“ Video.

Looking4Cache 2.2 – New in this version

Error found – Here is a workaround

By some users the new version stops working when it loads the tiles of a map. Most when you do not have a fast internet connection. In this case the App stays open, but does not respond to user actions. It should only occur when using OSM based maps or the Bing maps.

I corrected the error and will submit a new version to apple this weekend, containing also some other fixes.

As a workaround..

  • ..please download offline maps (map selection > scroll down > Map Download Center, after the install of the map activate it in the map selection). This is for Pro users only.
  • ..use the iOS maps instead.

Update: I send a update to apple on 06/21/2015. Hope it will be approved before the next weekend!