By Gandalf 42
I paid the $10 a while ago 1/5
By Lord Malachi
And now I have to pay again? I don't think so, super lame guys!
By Debbie Dootle
First I don't want to see a number in a circle on the map for how many caches are in a certain area.
Next there us no connection directly to the Geocaching.com website so if I want to view the cache in a web page I have to search again through the browser.
Also the pictures of a cache are not in one place but scattered through the comments which uses up time, data and battery to search all the comments.
This new app uses a lot more of my battery while caching.
The map cords are not as close as the old app. Most of the time I was within 5 ft. Now it's 15-30 feet.
Logging a Needs Maintenance is hiding. I found it once but can't find it again. It should be with Log Geocache.
There are positives but the negatives out weigh them. The messages, making and adding caches to lists, switching between the About, Activity and Waypoints is good. You can still play the game but it takes me longer now.
Poor move on developers part!!! 1/5
I'm going to echo all the other reviews on here. This is a horrible money grab to charge people for the original app and then put a "new" app out that now charge you annually for all the features we paid for originally. All you have are the servers to maintain, your whole business is based on people who volunteer there time and resources to place and maintain caches. Everyone who bought the original app should be reimbursed their $10 or given free access to all caches like they paid for in the beginning. I will pull all my caches now. See how long your business lasts when all of us who placed caches remove them. What a joke.
Not my fave ... 3/5
The old app was much more intuitive. This updated version isn't as intuitive.
If it ain't broke, don't fix it 1/5
This is the lousiest app imaginable. Vastly inferior to the old app. It's almost enough to make me give up geocaching altogether. There was absolutely no valid reason to disable the old app that I PAID for. Someone needs to pull their head out and try again.
Pay to use the app now 1/5
This is garbage. 1/5
Anything rated over 1.5 you much have a subscription for... seriously guys. I already paid $10 for the original app that now no longer works. This is crap.
Shame on you Groundspeak for ruining such a good thing. For casual geocachers like me, it's not worth pursuing this anymore now that 90% of the caches available in my area cannot be seen without paying your ransom. I used to recommend this to people looking for something fun to do outside I will no longer be doing that since I would now have to tell them they need a subscription to do so. Greed will be the downfall of geocaching, and it's truly a shame.
Pay to play 1/5
What was wrong with the old app? Putting all of this content behind a paywall is not very nice. This is exactly how you kill our hobby.
New App Stinks 2/5
I still love geocaching, and unlike most of the upset reviewers, I was already a premium member so I didn't suffer from the changes, but I am going out of my way to state that I HATE, HATE, HATE the new app. It may be possible to get used to the confusing new layout, but the real problem is that I can no longer see cache attributes, souvenirs, and a couple other things on the app. I have to go into the Safari internet explorer on my phone to see what I need. Seems many of the other geocachers I know are switching to other similar apps or already did a long time ago. I never wanted to switch because I was very happy with the now-archived version, but even I can't handle the changes. I really hope they fix the app issues or go back to the old one.
Too much monetization. 1/5
I went from a paid app that could locate most to all caches to now having to download a new app and pay an exorbitant amount to find most caches. I'm very unhappy with that change.
You are crooks 1/5
I paid the $10 for the old app and now you've "retired" it to try to get more money out of me. This takes away from the spirit of geocaching. You should be ashamed.
As others have said, this app is now making money off of people who place and maintain caches for free. I would much, MUCH prefer to have annoying ads in my geocaching experience, especially when I already paid for the previous app (and not even that long ago). As a college student, I can't really justify adding this to my budget.
Paid for the old app. I want a refund! This app makes it impossible to enjoy caching
I already bought this app 1/5
I bought this app last summer, now it doesn't work and they want me to buy a new one? No thanks.
RIP Geocaching 1/5
Like many others have already said, I geocached religiously for many years and introduced many people to caching including over 80 CubScouts through the years but the changes over time have completely killed my motivation to hunt. I paid the $10 for the app because it was an amazing resource to help,in my quests, and I was ok with the advanced features being locked for premium users. The fact that I can no longer see 90% of the caches that are around has made the app WORTHLESS. I'm sure I got my money's worth over the course I did play but with the app as it is currently run I would NEVER RECOMMEND this app to another user unless you plan on keeping up a yearly subscription, and in that case the app should be offered for free to active accounts. The geocaches are user made and maintained so quite frankly the cost of admission is a bit ridiculous.
Total disregard for loyal customers 1/5
I originally paid $10 for this app and now I'm being forced to pay a yearly subscription to view anything over 1.5 difficulty ratings. I wasn't even offered the first year free, considering I already forked out cash. This is not how you treat your paying customers.
Are you serious?? We are paying you to give us access to what we are voluntarily contributing to the geocaching society? Why would you switch to this business model when so many paid for the previous upgraded app? Bad decision. Now I have to go hunt for Pokémon.
Super fun but... 5/5
Fun. Really. But I really wish they were larger caches available.
Happy Cacher 4/5
Long time geocacher. I think that your new business model with the app was brilliant! Thanks for your improvements and new ideas. We hope to visit HQ soon.
Do not bother 1/5
This app was very fun and a great way to spend a day with the family. If you paid the premium you would get access to some extra caches, now it's basically 6$ a month to use at all. Good job on just ending this with greed.
I must say I avoided using the new app until the old app was retired. Where the new app is missing some features the old app had, the new app has features the old app did not. I remain optimistic that the app will progress to be better than the old app over time.
Used to be my favourite 1/5
So upsetting to see that we have to pay now! I paid the $10 fee for previous app, but seriously, why now a monthly fee?
Bring back the old app! 1/5
I am extremely unhappy I was forced to no longer use what I believe was an amazing app I had to pay $10 for so I could use this garbage app if I wanted to continue to enjoy one of my favorite adventure activities. I LOVE geocaching and this app has made it difficult to have fun. Why the hell would I pay any amount to further fell irritated by this app?! Bring back the old app!!!
Paid $10 for the FULL app several years ago and now have to pay a subscription to access anything with a rating of 1.5 or above. Buh bye! Don't waste your time or money. The creators are completely unethical.
Wait.... what? 1/5
I've been a member since early 2000's (TeamCricket) and I've paid good money for the app. Now I can't get any caches over 1.5 difficulty rating? This is bogus and I'm angry over this.
COMPLETE BS I wan my money back from old app 1/5
I want my money back from the old app and I can't believe y'all are charging for 1.5 difficulty and above stupidest thing I've ever heard of go to college and learn business I have made so many memories for 3 years but this is BS!!!!
I dont get what kind of app makes you pay monthly. Especially an app like this. Pathetic.
Come on.... why ruin something good. 1/5
By One Fan of Many
I paid for the app with 10 dollars. It's the steepest app I've ever bought years ago and now you are telling me you want more money every month? PLEASE COME TO YOUR SENSES. You are losing fans and caches over this and possibly ruining a great hobby.
You need to remedy this ASAP, or I fear the worst for geocaching.
Major Bummer 2/5
If you were loving the old app then this one is a disappointment. It still works but it's like they started over. So many options are gone. I hope it gets better.
Sometimes trying to turn a product into a service is just STUPID... I paid $10.00 for a product, that you have now decided I can no longer have or use... I did not purchase a service, I purchased a product!!! I can only hope your company feels the monetary pain of loss of customers and realize it's mistake... Turn my original app back on, or give me my money back...
Why pay!??!????!?!?!?!? 1/5
I was excited to play this app BUT you have to pay money per month just to do most of the puzzles!!!!!!! Do NOT get this if you don't want to pay 5.99 per month! Also, why do we have to pay?!?!!?!? From reading the reviews, i can tell people don't like the monthly subscription, also from reading the reviews, I can tell that... YOU HAVE RUINED THIS APP FOR EVERYONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Absolutely disgusted 1/5
By Is subs Anshan
I bought the old app awhile ago and now it's "retired". I used to geocache all the time, but now I am never going to geocache again. Thanks Groundspeak
Zero if I could 1/5
Go back to the old app. This one is terrible. I might cancel my membership to geocaching because this app is not user friendly. Hate it. And to charge me for something I already paid for is crazy. Not happy. No one is happy.
Does not work 1/5
I dont know what happened but when I try to select a cache to find, now it wont let me do it
I can't believe they want you to pay a monthly fee to be a "premium member" - badly done... badly done indeed.
I love it 5/5
Geocaching is so much fun
Disappointed like the many others 1/5
I cannot believe you are forcing people to pay for this with difficulty caches above 1.5. As the many others who took the time to review the app (moreso the service) it is unacceptable. I paid $10 for the other app that now no longer works. Ludicrous!! Really took the enjoyment out of this. I used to cache all the time - no I plan on no longer caching. What a shame.
Former Geocacher 1/5
Well I used to go geocaching, but along came this app and ruined it for everyone. Pay to see 1.5 difficulty?!?! Are you freaking kidding me?!?! Fix it.
Very smooth 5/5
This app is perfectly fine. We have used it quite a bit in the last few days without a single problem.
Geocaching App 1/5
By HATE THIS NEW APP***
I DID NOT want to give 1 star but had to in order to write a review!! I absolutely HATE this new app. I have been caching for 2 years now and love it. I even bought the premium service.... all was great until this new app. No longer do I get souvenirs, NO longer can I review the caches I have found, and auto renew?! Didn't even know that until I read some other reviews. Why would you take good family fun and entertainment and ruin it for money?????
I'm done 1/5
By Snap junk
The old app was better than the new one. I was OK with paying $10 for the app but $30 for a year is too much. Auto renewal is a Deal breaker. It was fun while it lasted, goodbye and good luck to everyone still geocaching.
Not enough 2/5
By Jerkybill’s Effing Phone
I'm just starting to get used to the app when it crashes and now it won't open at all. It's a good thing I uploaded (a different geocaching app) or my vacation plans would have been for crap. This app worked fine (not great) until I tried to log a trackable. Now it won't load at all.!
Extremely disappointing 1/5
I used to love geocaching--it was such a fun activity to do with friends and family, and I got more and more people to download the (paid!) app when I told them how fun it was. Now that the business model has changed to a monthly fee, my friends and I will no longer be playing. We feel cheated by this company, because we all originally paid for the $10 app. Too bad for you, Groundspeak...I hope your company fails because of all these bad reviews and someone else makes a similar, fairer app.
Great app 5/5
By Saga of ilthire
It's a great app. The reviews below are confusing. If you can't afford 3$ a month for the support the company gives, you probably need a new hobby
Geocache app 4/5
It works as it should!
Outrageous pricing 1/5
I bought the old $10 app and they've made it unusable and now make you pay monthly.
I'll never use their apps again.
Great app/game 5/5
This is especially great if you travel and spend times by yourself in different locations. It is entertaining, will get you out and active, and you will find or see local information or sights that you'd otherwise miss.
Rip-Off Artists 1/5
The phone apps have never been worth a dime. I paid the $10 for the previous app and never found it useful in the slightest. Now! Now!! The app is free, BUT, you now have to pay $29.99 annually to use this for virtually anything. Absolute nonsense. It's obvious the boys in Seattle are just Looking to scrape more money and have forgotten the game. Useless apps, whereigo, and some terrible changes. Goodbye formerly fun hobby.