Finally the work of the last three months is live. Looking4Cache got a major update to version 2.3.
This Version has a lot of new features. The most important of these: Hillshades, Cache Solver (Corrected Coordinates, personal Notes, Images for Caches, Variables for Multis), Proximity alert, 3D Touch Quick Action, Individual maps, a new developed GPX and GGZ Import..
If you have a crash after searching for Geocaches perform this steps: Open the configuration and go to “Manage users”. Open your user (or your main user if you have several users) and activate “Main user”.
I would have liked to place a new version under your christmas tree. But there are to many features open.
Over Christmas I reduced the price for Looking4Cache Pro and GPS Averaging by 50%. L4C Pro will be $3,99 till December 26th. So if you just use the lite version or a other app, or maybe friends of you are still undecided, know is the perfect time to change. Reduced and hopefully several easy days to teach-in.
GPS Averaging, a app to measure precise coordinates, is reduced to $0,99. Perfect for placing new caches for 2016.
I wish you and your families a Merry Christmas!
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.
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.
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.