Not as good as the old app 2/5
I stopped geocaching for about a year, simply because I hated the new version of the app. The screens are difficult to navigate back and forth through, the satellite map is awful (please bring back Google maps), and I can't see the artwork on my souvenirs. One thing that would be helpful is if you could make the coordinates of a cache clickable that would allow you to open the coordinates in Google Maps and obtain driving directions. Sometimes caches are far apart, especially in rural areas, so driving from one to another is necessary. I don't like how I have to look at the app's map navigation while I'm driving to a cache location. If not clickable directly into Maps, at lease allow the user to copy and paste the coordinates. And the fact that you are forcing users to pay for premium membership in order to view even basic difficulty caches is just awful.
Stupid $$$$ 3/5
Love it. But paying to do the cache. Seriously?!
Gets you started 5/5
Could use more features like the website has
Lots of walking 5/5
Keep us in good shape hunting. Love the challenge.
Goodbye geocaching.com, hello opencaching.us 1/5
By w i n t e r m u t e
So sad to see this turn into an annual subscription money grab. Groundspeak developers need to realize this game is dependent upon the players who are now leaving in droves to opencaching.us because of this stupid move to a subscription plan. The devs should've just created a BETTER geocaching app than the old version (which this is not) and then charged a one time $10 purchase price for the new app, like they did for the original app. A recurring $30+ subscription cost? Stupid. Those who enjoy geocaching bring others to the game, buy premium memberships by their own volition, and spend even more on swag, trackables & accessories. I spent a lot of money, myself, on a bunch of travel bug tags that I’ve given to nieces, nephews, cousins & friends who I introduced to geocaching... but no more. You’ve lost my good will and support by killing an app we purchased and trying to force us to pay yet again... and again, ad infinitum. Nobody likes being coerced to pay for something, especially when we helped build it and supported you from the beginning. All you’ve managed to do is lose the respect and support of your user base with this bone-head move to a subscription service. You would have done much better if you just integrated the swag & travel bug store into the old app and dumped the subscription idea.
Get off the sofa and get outside---AND use ur brain!! 4/5
By retired school nurse
My daughter and son-in-law opened the GeoCache world to my husband and myself. How great to have a 'reason' to Not go directly to a destination, get outside, move outside and THINK!
Pretty cheap entertainment as far as we are concerned.
Thanks for helping us stay physically and mentally active!
Sure would be nice to see our Cache List from the phone.
The new app 5/5
I am beginning to like this new app. I wish there was a way to see PREVIOUS DNFs posted by me.
I can't believe that such an open and beautiful sport has been ruined by those running the show. Now you have to pay them to see higher difficulty caches that the owners themselves have not set explicitly as premium.
Perhaps making a better product would be a more worthwhile business model than taking away basic functionality to get more money.
What happened!? 1/5
So when I originally paid 10$ for the full app it was under the impression (just like every other app) that I would enjoy the privileges that I purchased... BUT not only have you revoked what I paid for you want me to buy a monthly subscription... I've always loved this app and I've told all of my friend and family that geocaching is a great way to get out and spend some quality time with your family, but seriously who is going to give it a try with these BS subscriptions. Shame on y'all!
Why pay? 2/5
This app used to be the greatest thing around. Not anymore. And since the new update causes it to crash frequently...... thanks, but no.
You stole $10 from me. 1/5
You stole $10 from me.
Less capabilities 4/5
I’m not here to complain about the membership fees. I understand the fees and are happy to pay them. It does bug me that I spent $10 on an app that had more capabilities and I’m now pay $30 a year with less capabilities. Please bring them back.
App is totally unstable 1/5
By 'enery the Horse
I've been geocaching for well more than a decade. I love geocaching. And I've used this app for several years. But over he last few updates, it has done nothing but crash. It crashes before it can even fully open. I'm saddened at how bad it is at the moment.
Used to be great 1/5
Updated and still crashes upon startup
Stupid change 1/5
By pioneer life
My family and I have been premium members for over 2 years now and have enjoyed it so much. Also the app was amazing easy to use and fun. We take lots of road trips and love getting souvenirs in the states we visit. Now you can see your souvenir on the app and we hate that. We don’t want to have to take the time to log into the website when we are right there in the app. Since we are traveling often we don’t want to have to look at the website and we don’t have the best reception so it would be pointless. Just let me see the souvenir in the app!!
Poor effort on Groundspeak's part 2/5
There are numerous apps that offer significantly greater functionality than this one. Incredibly difficult to log trackables when logging a cache. Can one even do projections? Groundspeak's web implementations have always been poor, so my expectations were low for their attempt at an application; they were met.
Be careful of automatic renewals 1/5
My daughter and I thought we would try this and do some geocaching. We bought the premium membership and I did not realize it until a year later that I've been paying every month. Terrific!
The app itself does not seem that accurate. I am using a free app now that seems just as good and I don't have to pay $6 a month on automatic renewal's.
Money grabbing pure and simple!!!!!!!!!! 1/5
Updating your app will only make people resubmit their 1 star ratings over and over and over.........
Most caches are behind a paywall now. I already bought the "classic" app. Why did you get rid of it? Do the right thing and reinstate it!
In the meantime I've changed all my hidden caches to be 1.5 or less so everyone can see them. Everyone else should do the same thing!!!!!!!
Crash on start not fixed on 5.6.4 1/5
iPhone 6 iOS 10.3.3. Crash on start after update to 5.6.4 fail. Splash screen states "updating..." then black screen, crash and eject.
I paid 10$ for the previous app and now have to subscribe? Pretty sure this app has violated the App Store's policies. Do not download.
Good times 5/5
When we have time while we are waiting around there are always geocaches to be found. We have enjoyed finding caches local and far away from home. Fun for friends and family.
Fun app 5/5
App works really well now and makes geocaching fun.
Really enjoying the app and Geocaching is fun to do
Greedy greedy greedy! 1/5
Once upon a time, I paid $10 for this app. It worked "ok". For quite some time I paid for two premium memberships when my wife and I were big into caching. It was well worth it, and I was glad to support.
Now, with two kids under our belt, we rarely get to cache. I opened the app today for the first time in about a year, to find it was "retired, please download the geocaching app"
And, through an act of greed, the new app, with a seemingly worse layout, will not provide any information on non traditional caches or traditional caches with difficulty or terrain over 2. (Unless you pay $6 a month or $30 a year. Not unreasonable if this is one of your main hobbies/activities, but it kills it for the casual participant, which we have become.)
What a fantastic effort to take a fun and rewarding activity and ruin it.
Nice past time. I have met nice folks, been involved in CITO and other events, Watched trackable travel the world. I enjoy placing geocaches to "give back".
Crash At Launch 1/5
Can't use the app on my iPhone 7 Plus as the app crashes at launch every time.
By N M girl
I keep thinking it's me, but I can't get things to work and constantly have to close everything out and shut down the app in order to get out of a list. There must be an easier way.
Got my money once. Not again. 1/5
Only came to give a negative review because of the new subscription pricing.
Sadly, they are pricing themselves out of business.
Apple Refunded me - Contact Apple! 1/5
Long time user. Paid my money and now they've decided to switch to a subscription based product for something I use maybe 3 times a year. I asked for a refund and they told me "No."
Really a shame that anybody would treat their customers this way.
I contacted Apple support and they refunded my money from the Geocaching Classic. I suggest you do the same. This is slimy business practices.
There are better options on the app store that I would recommend instead of paying a monthly service to be part of this pyramid scheme.
Change it back! 1/5
Thieves! I payed ten dollars for this app, just for you to change to a monthly subscription? Good job robbing your customers!
Great App 5/5
By Mr. Buggie
Easy to use and lots of fun.
Very happy with this app 5/5
Just getting back to geocaching after too long a break. Love this app on my iPhone!
Compass not working 1/5
Within the app my compass will not move or work. It makes it nearly impossible to use my phone as a tool while geocaching. Definitely makes geocaching not as fun as it once was.
It's absolutely shameful that you're now actually expecting people to pay a $6 monthly fee to be able to use the app to a functional degree. I purchased the fully functional old app for $5 a few years ago, and it's gone now, replaced with this garbage. An absolute disgrace.
Love Geocaching 5/5
This is a perfect hobby for people who enjoy the outdoors and are looking for something fun to do individually or with their families. The app is extremely helpful with searching for, locating, and logging caches.
GPS Accuracy and Tackables Map 3/5
The app has gotten immensely better since I first used it a long time ago. However, the GPS accuracy could really use some advancement. That may be limited to the actual GPS of the iPhone 7+, but it is pretty annoying in regards to distance and updating direction/distance.
The only other thing that I do not like is that it would be awesome to look at where all trackables have been. The ones currently in my inventory, and the ones that I have moved before. That seems like an feature that a lot of people enjoy.
I really really liked using the old app, very intuitive. I loved the fact I could cache all day then log them all at once with a single touch of a button. If you can do that with the new app I can't figure out how. That is the problem with this app, it seems to be a struggle just doing the basic geocaching things. Even worse the web page is going the same direction. I've been a cacher since 05 and it just seems like the powers that be are driving people away from the sport. Not very happy at this point.
Does what I need, thank you! 4/5
Although, I wish there was a way to add multiple photos to a log.
Literally the best 5/5
This geocaching app it has to be an all in one simplified yet fun way to get your butt out doors!!! Love it!! Fast, simple GREAT!!
Good not great 4/5
By A Mikels
The app for my IPhone works well. I like the pros are very pro. Quick, accessible, accurate- all very good. The cons are a bit more elusive. There are aspects that could be improved upon. For instance, being able to drop TBs on the log cache page would be helpful. Rather than having to do so from the inventory tab.
Got me into geocaching 5/5
I use this very regularly. Only problem is that screen does not always scroll.
9/5/2017. Still geocaching. App works great for the most part. Gps gets funky, but in reasonable places. I would feel a little over entitled if I got bent out of shape about the small flaws for as well as it does
Great App 5/5
By Grizzly Jonathan
I can't find any reason to dislike the app. This and my Garmin in hand and we are unstoppable. Seems to get a little better every few months.
Gets better the more I use it. 4/5
I was skeptical at first since I was comfortable with the old app. The more I use it, the more I like it. I keep learning something new. I may even sell my new Garmin, as it is so unfriendly to geocachers.
Good for what it is. 4/5
Good app for geo caching. Can be cumbersome to use at times but overall good.
So far so good. 4/5
Pretty much loving the app, still trying to figure out the different functions of the Premium Membership. I.E. I'm still trying to figure out how to use lists and when one doesn't have cell reception.
Great activity supported by great app 5/5
By Navy 72
I enjoy Geocaching and this app makes it easy to do so on the spur of the moment.
Love it 5/5
My neice loves the outdoors and loves geocaching. It's great
Volunteers who approve caches u place are nazi's with a god complex 1/5
Great if ur just looking to find caches that others put out, but if u want to put ur own out for others to find be prepared to go thru hell getting them approved by the nazi volunteer staff! They have a god complex and deny any u put out for no good reason other than to feel like they have a importance in life
Game of Fun 5/5
Geocaching is a great way to get outside and discover new places you would likely never go just for the heck of it. It's also a way to have fun with family and friends.
Look, if you have common sense, have a little patience when it comes to something new, and can follow a direction, this app is the best caching app and the only caching app you'll ever need. I for one became very accustomed to the older app so when this one came our, sure, it took a little getting used to because it was a change. But after a few days caching, it is easy to see it's better and more efficient.
Plus, Ground Speak really takes their user base / product seriously and listens to user feedback to make sure the are delivering a great product.
If you are the type of person that likes to give up on things without trying at all or doesn't like being outside or is not willing to think (or just think from a different angle sometimes), or are just generally a bitter person that likes to complain about things, geocaching is likely not for you.
Otherwise, Great app! Buy it! Buy the cheap annual premium membership! Go out and explore the world through geocaching!
I already paid for the previous app 1/5
By Captain Rob
Give me a refund for the old app.