Geocaching on the iPhone
Due to the popularity and the power of the iPhone lots of new people have been exposed to the wonderful sport of Geocaching. For those of you unfamiliar with Geocaching, here is a brief description. Geocaching is an outdoor activity in which the participants use a Global Positioning System (GPS) receiver or other navigational techniques to hide and seek containers (called “geocaches” or “caches”) anywhere in the world. A typical cache is a small waterproof container (usually a tupperware or ammo box) containing a logbook. Larger containers can also contain items for trading, usually toys or trinkets of little value. Geocaching is most often described as a “game of high-tech hide and seek”, sharing many aspects with orienteering, treasure-hunting, and waymarking.
The iPhone makes a great device to be used for Geocaching. With the available Geocaching apps available for the iPhone you can go geocaching with only your iPhone and a pen to sign the logbooks. Geocaching.com is pretty much the defacto standard for geocaching around the world and they have two applications that they have released. They have their full blown app just called Geocaching which in my opinion is one of the best around, they also have a free app called Geocaching Intro which is a great way for you to try out the sport and see if it’s something that you’d like, if you are new to geocaching I suggest starting here. There are also lots of other useful apps for geocaching. Over on the left I have posted some of the most useful geocaching iphone apps for you to check out.
If you have any experience with these apps I encourage you to leave a review with your thoughts/experiences with the app.
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