The navigation menu now also supports sending the lat/lon to Motion-X GPS or Motion-X GPS HD
Since the release of Google Maps V2 it is no longer possible to send the lat/lon and waypoint name to Google Maps. They simply changed the URL scheme for that to: "search for <waypointname> around that location"! Net result was that all transfers of waypoints to Google Maps resulted in a "No Results" error message in Google Maps. As a workaround we now send a command to make a route to the lat/lon but please note that Google Maps does only give the location of an address NEAR that location. So only usefull in a town, less usefull in the woods!
Release Notes GeoCaching Buddy 7.00
Unique "shake to read cache description" feature added
Apple Maps are now supported
Google Maps App used when installed
Post a log + optional photo to geocaching.com
Writing this log can be done while off-line
Application badge shows the number of pending logs
Supports for larger screen of iPhone5
Various minor improvements
Release Notes GeoCaching Buddy 6.20
The maps app of iOS5 didn't zoom in correctly on the location sent to it. Using another syntax this is now solved.
Release Notes GeoCaching Buddy 6.10
The clumsy GPX/LOC file download using the web interface is replaced by the Geocaching Live interface.
You can now safely login using oAuth for the geocaching.com cache service
Filter out your finds
Select specific cache types
Search around address or location on geocaching.com
Favorites shown as blue labels for geocaching.com
Download full cache information (including description and additional waypoints)
Basic members can download unlimited basic information.
Basic members can also download full information (so including description and all additional waypoints given by the cache creator) but with a limit of 3 full cache descriptions per 24 hr period. Premium members do not have this limitation. This limit is enforced by "Geocaching Live" and not under my control. Plan ahead!
Improved pre-loading of description pictures. Pre-loading starts in the background when selecting the cache from the main list for further preparation at home.
A quick start guide was added to the GCBuddy support site.
Release Notes GeoCaching Buddy 6.00
When logged in as a geocaching.com Basic Member, direct import of the available LOC file with reduced cache information is possible.
Floating point support in clue values and formula's
Better indication of errors in formula's
A better look of the main cache list
Improved cache properties editing
Autosave once a minute
Show destination in OpenMaps app
Detection of Navigon app presence
Release Notes GeoCaching Buddy 5.50
Adding a new geocache to the list now offers 3 possibilities:
Search around a location on geocaching.com, select the desired cache from the list
Select a cache when you know the geocaching.com code
Add an empty cache for manual entry of all information
When logged in as a Premium Member, direct import of the available GPX file with all cache information is possible.
Release Notes GeoCaching Buddy 5.40
Sorting the list of caches on Title, GC Code, Distance from parking and Status/Date.
Main cache list now also shows distance and direction from current location to parking.
Map icons now no longer obscure the exact location (all placed on a pin now).
OffMaps 2 support as an extra option, the original offmaps is still supported.
Improved human readable part of the backup e-mail.
Restoring a backup e-mail with projection from a different waypoint as the previous waypoint was not correct. This bug has been fixed.
Release Notes GeoCaching Buddy 5.30
Some small bug fixes.
Clue screen more directly accessible from the waypoint view.
Release Notes GeoCaching Buddy 5.20
Other kind of waypoints by specifying kind and name can now also be entered in the Web interface.
Some small bug fixes.
Version number now contains an extra digit to make it easier to distribute and update beta versions.
Release Notes GeoCaching Buddy 5.1
Other kind of waypoints possible, kind, order and name editable. This allows you to add points of interest (POI), additional parking spots or some extra locations between two real waypoints.
Projection from another waypoint now also possible. You can specify any other waypoint as the start point for a distance/bearing or offset projection.
Automatic fill of the field "Arrived at this waypoint" on arrival (which means the navigation screen detects you are within 25 meters of the destination waypoint).
Hint in local description now hidden. A button reveals it.
Possibility to e-mail a photo (GPS tagged) to any email address. The default email address can be specified and if you use your Flickr upload email address easy uploading of images to Flickr is possible with all additional information stored as well.
Photo's are now copied to the camera roll as well. However, these copies do not have the geolocation embedded in the EXIF information.
Searching the cache-list now scans both the code and the names. Please note that older caches may not yet have their names searched, they are included in the search when opened once in GCBuddy.
The external URL scheme has been extended to incorporate the new waypoint possibilites. But backup mails made by previous versions can still be restored in version 5.0.
Release Notes GeoCaching Buddy 4.3
Search the list of geocaches for a specific geocaching code.
The problem with iOS4 in version 4.2 is fixed now.
Release Notes GeoCaching Buddy 4.2
Full support for Fast task switching in iOS4 (only for 3GS or better phones).
Paste waypoint or part of formula buttons added. The contents of the pasteboard is pre-formatted before pasting it using the same algorithms as used when pasting formula's in the web interface.
Local description now remembers its scroll location (not re-initialized when viewing the same cache description).
GPS is shut off in background to prevent exhausting the battery.
This version requires iOS3 Version 3.0 or higher.
WARNING: In V4.2 on iOS4 with fast task switching the cache information you've edited (clues, waypoints etc.) is saved the first time you switch to the background but not on subsequent task switches. To make sure changes are saved, go back to the cache list showing all available caches and reselect the cache. Now data will be saved.
A fix for this will be available as soon as possible as V4.3!
Sorry for the inconvenience this is causing to some of you.
Release Notes GeoCaching Buddy 4.1
Local storage of linked images in the local cache description (no internet required to read the local description).
Link to 3th party web app iphonecaching.appspot.com shown when adding a new cache to the list.
Localized to the French language.
Release Notes GeoCaching Buddy 4.0
This version requires OS 3.0 or later!
in-app compass in the Navigate View (auto rotates when on an iPhone 3GS)
in-app waypoint overview map (can be set to auto-rotation when on an iPhone 3GS)
in app-email instead of external mail app
photo album for each individual geocache + in-app camera + photo viewer
photo's accurately geotagged and exif info added.
photo's displayed in web interface in small format, properly rotated
photo's can be downloaded through web interface in full resolution format (not yet rotated)
Notification using a vibration when entering a circle of 25m around the destination location
Start browser with GC or OC code currently typed in in the Web browser editing interface
Add extra waypoint button added in waypoint page of the Web Browser editing interface
OffMaps integration so map navigation is possible without Internet connectivity (OffMaps is available from the App Store)
Release Notes GeoCaching Buddy 3.2
Dutch and German localization
The application is now available for the German and Dutch languages.
The external google maps app changed behaviour in June 2009. Showing a pin at a certain location resulted in a pin dropped at the nearest road. This problem in 3.1 has been fixed in 3.2. The pin is now dropped exactly at the specified location again.
Release Notes GeoCaching Buddy 3.0
Easy Edit mode
A new "Connectivity" menu entry shows the 'easy edit mode' and email backup possibility
The easy edit mode starts a web server on port 8080 of your ipod/iphone touch. Browsing to the address shown presents a web based user interface for changing all information for this geocache (name, code, formula's, descriptions etc.) This way you have the convenience of a regular keyboard and larger screen including easy copy/paste from a geocaching website using your PC or Mac. The computer and the iPod/iPhone must be connected to the same WiFi network.
Description cache and instructions per waypoint
The display of Instructions for a waypoint are now accessible using a button instead of switching the arrived at status to Yes. The Instruction view also makes it possible to show the clues view and to go to the next waypoint in one button click.
A new "About this Cache" menu entry shows the locally stored, internet based or external app description for a geocache.
iGCT text and roman numerals calculators integrated
Clue view now contains two specialized calculators:
Text to numeric calculator (a=1, b=2 etc.)
Roman Numerals calculator
Locking a cache to prevent further changes
Possibility to lock a geocache to protect it against changes. When locked, all editing controls will be disabled although all information can be reached and read.
The cache found status and the type of cache can be changed using the same dialog view as used to lock/unlock a cache. This view can be reached by selecting the button showing the cache type and locked/found status in teh Geocache view.
In the overall table of caches the found and locked status is now displayed using small icons.
Small User Interface improvements
The custom formula keyboard now produces audible key clicks
Background of Parking view is dark blue now.
Background of the Geocaching view is green now.
Release Notes GeoCaching Buddy 2.0
Integration with iGeocacher
An URL scheme is added to add cache info from external apps. The
paperless iGeocacher app will be the first app using this Interface for this
This makes it unnecessary to manually enter type of cache, code, full name
and parking location, iGeocacher will transfer all that info to GCBuddy in
Backup of cache info
Backup a geocache with all entered information (clues, formula's, notes,
etc.) by sending an e-mail containing all information in human readable
format and a link containing all information in machine readable format
(using the same custom URL scheme as used by iGeocacher).
Clicking the link in the above mail when reading it on your iPhone will
launch GCBuddy and completely restore that backup!!
Navigate View build in
Pressing Navigate to a waypoint, cache or parking now shows a Navigate
View with the current distance and compass heading (textual) to the
destination. Since the course info from the GPS is relatively uncertain and
I want to support iPod users as well, direction to the destination is given
as compass bearing.
From the Navigate View a selection can be made to launch one of the
supported external compass apps (iGeocacher and GeopherLite) or to show the
destination on the Maps App.
Other added functionality
Waypoints can now contain a textual description / notes which is shown
and editable once you've indicated that you've arrived at that waypoint. It
can be used to enter what you have to do at a certain waypoint.
The calculator can now also raise to the power (using the ^ character)
Cache details (on the web) automatically switches between geocaching.com
and opencaching.de depending on the first two characters in the geocache
code: GC or OC.
Date of last activity (arriving at a waypoint or cache location) is now
logged for each geocache and shown in the list of geocaches
GCBuddy now has icons for multi-caches, traditional, puzzle or earth
caches. You must decide the type of cache when adding a new one.
Jump to cache description (external app or web site) from Clue View and
A shortcut to the Clues list is added to the Waypoint View since you
typically have to enter one or more clues while at a waypoint