F#%* You! Groundspeak 1/5
My oldest daughter loved going out and finding caches with me. My youngest is now getting old enough to go out so I thought I would get the app again.
YOU HAVE TONPAY TO GET MOST OF THE CHACHES!!!!!
What smarmy thing to do.
What a rip off 1/5
I am so mad that I paid $10 for the other app which was great and now I need a new app that I can't look a bunch of the caches because the difficulty or terrain of the cache is over 1.5 (which seems low). I like to hike and search for geocaches and I can't look at them on this app because I don't want to be forced to become premium member.
Nothing new to say, had the paid full version of the app ($10) and now they disabled it... We will be removing our planted geo's and not working with groundspeak ever again. To charge reoccurring payments after they sold a full life time app is ridiculous. Not to mention all the work that is done by users who go out and plant/set geo's up... they are the ones that should be charging not groundspeak!
You should be ashamed 1/5
I have no idea how good or bad the new app is since I am only able to see about .5% of all available caches. Any cache above a 1.5 difficulty cannot be seen unless I upgrade to the premium subscription which I refuse to do. My only hope is that someone will come out with a new app that is free and Groundspeak will be left with an app no one uses. I will go back to using my handheld Garmin before I pay you a penny.
Change it back! 1/5
Pretty unfair that we paid to have this app. And now have to pay again. I never would have bought it in the first place if it was a monthly fee.
The classic app was the way to go 1/5
Now they took it away from us. I won't be using this app
This makes me give up on Caching. 1/5
Forcing us to upgrade to a subscription even after paying real money for the last app?
I no longer enjoy geocaching. This isn't fun anymore. There are other hobbies in the world.
I was working up a project to introduce caching to the kids at the boarding school I work at. But what's the point, now?
Greed is no bueno 1/5
Well there goes all the fun in geocaching...thanks for honoring the fact that I paid for the previous app...NOT!
This is the best App I have downloaded. I'm an outside person and I'm always looking for new reasons to go to all the spots I've been before. This is exactly what I needed! Fun you you, and your family! If you wanna find a quick one before work or go on a hiking adventure! They are everywhere! 5 stars hand down!
Garbage app! 1/5
Why kill a usable app and replace it with this crap??
Not a very good app 1/5
Finally was forced to download this app. So far it is very dissappointing. Cannot do many of the important things that were available in the Classic version and the app is not very intuitive. Considering that at least year was spent developing this app it should have come out a lot better than it did and features should not have been lost. I am a premium member, in fact a charter member, so I am not unhappy because of the cost. I am unhappy because, in my opinion, the app is a huge step backward in funtionality and ease of use.
Better upgrade for old app 1/5
Why the app doesn't support to see disabled or archived caches as the old app that I paid for and even I'm premium member that costs. I highly appreciate it if you at least consider to upgrade such a option for our money if you disabling an old app.
I paid full price for the original
App and used it constantly everywhere I traveled. I lost so many features in the upgrade that it is no longer useful to me. I had no idea an app could be taken away that I paid full price for, it's such a disappointment
There is nothing but good things to say about this app! It's a great way to get outside with the family and have low cost fun! We love it!
Taking the fun out of it 1/5
I used to geocache so much with the old app that I paid for. Now I have to pay a subscription for what was included before?! This used to be a fun game something you could get out and do without worrying about the expense. Now I have to pay extra for the ability to cache with offline maps when it was included previously. Thanks a lot guys. Going back to my hand-held gps.
You will have to pay $ to find caches 1/5
By Very good app12345678
Geocaching is now geo-cashing in! I use the original app (which I paid $10 for) and they are now retiring it. This new app will only show you caches that are a 1-1.5 difficulty. ANYTHING else out there, you will have to either pay $6/mo or $30/year!! No credit if you bought the old one. I guess that is just how things are nowadays, makes me a little sad.
Aggregation bad on map 4/5
Generally good. But why aggregate the caches when I zoom out on the map?? I lose the details I need! And I can't see all my past smilies. What the heck!
**update for recent update - first thing I did was zoom out and see if the caches still aggregate. They do :( Seriously, who does that help? Seems like a "feature" from some prewritten mapping code that they just didn't bother to remove.
Echo to "I'm going to be honest here" 1/5
My family has spent countless hours of fun with the Classic Geocaching app & guess what, now it's expired. What a surprising disappointment. I'm a man of principle and can't begin to see the justification or value in the $30/ year membership & won't be upgrading. Way to go Greedy Groundspeak.
I believe this is the first product review I've ever submitted, therefore, I give a generous 1 star in fear my honest 0 stars would drop my review.
Too expensive 1/5
I think going to a monthly or yearly fee instead of a one time fee just ruined it for me.
Money grabbing pure and simple! 1/5
Updating your app will only make people resubmit their 1 star ratings......
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!
Block lists, Dump you 1/5
We don't support greedy companies that gave basics with the paid app only to stop them with their greed "upgrade version". TaTa!
I'm out and taking my geocaches with me 1/5
Still feel the same with the latest update.
A clever ploy changing the name of a feature in order to change the version number and try to get a reset for the poor reviews on the current version.
It gets poor reviews not because the app is bad but because loyal geocachers are now going to be charged for the hobby. Ironic because the whole enterprise relies upon the VOLUNTEER work of people who plant geocaches.
I am fine with charge a few bucks every couple of years to pay for development of new features for the app, but a resent an annual membership fee to see any but the easiest caches -- especially when I am one of the VOLUNTEERS planting caches for you.
I've been geocaching for years. I signed in for the community activity and did my part -- giving my time and money to set up and maintain geocaches and tags to contribute as much as I took from the hobby. Now I have to pay to see anything but the simplest caches.
How about if you pay me for my time maintaining the caches that you charge for.
Shame on you. I'm out -- although I wonder if I am now even allowed to see my own caches to close them down!
Will not be a premium member any more 1/5
Loved the classic app. I will not pay for a premium membership to support this POS app.
Premium charges for our labor?!?! 1/5
By Former Cacher
Just loaded new app to see that any cache with a difficulty or terrain rating >1.5 will cost me $30/year?!?!? Who do think put those caches out there? The CG community on our own expense and time! This app made anything but a lamppost cache a revenue stream for GS.com. Your greed will dissolve this community. I'm out.
I'm going to be really honest here 2/5
And this isn't even a review of the app as much as it is a review of the creators. I think it is totally bogus that you are charging people to go out searching for anything above a 1.5 difficulty. I started using the app in college for something to do when I wasn't busy with school work. I would not have wanted to pay money just to use this app. And believe me, I LOVE GEOCACHING. I used to plan trips with friends where we would shoot for 10-20 a day. I used to try and find the craziest places to hide my own. Unfortunately I do not get out as much as I used to and that is definitely why I will not be paying to use this. I think you are ruining a really good thing. If you want money, make people who upgrade get some kind of really cool feature. Don't make it so everyone has to pay to benefit from the fun of adventuring. If I ever hide any more I will most certainly make the difficulty a 1 no matter what. Just so everyone can find it. I will explain what the difficulty actually is in the description so people can be prepared, but it is unfair to force people to pay for this. Especially since a lot of people paid $10 for the last app. Those people should at least get a year carry over onto the new app in case they don't like it. Honestly, it is unacceptable. I understand that $30 a year is not much, but at this point what expenses do you really have? Paying for the website? What else? Maybe I am in the wrong. I hope others feel this way.
Great family fun 5/5
Geocaching is great family fun. Takes us to a lot of interesting places.
Already paid for it once 1/5
What a joke! 1/5
By Ron Fisk
You are retiring a perfectly good app and replacing it with this piece of ?!/!. The compass doesn't work and you can't project a waypoint. That's only two of the many frustrations. Drop this and give us the old app back, or at least fix this one...
Free version limited to the point of unusable 1/5
Only see the simplest caches with free version. 99.5% of caches are not rated simple. I understand the need to make money but the recurring purchase rates are too expensive. Don't waste your time.
Didn't I already pay for a Geocaching app? Why can't I use it anymore?
Come on 1/5
When did this become an expensive subscription. I paid the full paid app which wasn't cheap. Geocache is nothing without the members. Nothing
Unbelievable greediness of Groundspeak 1/5
Shame on you, Groundspeak - retiring a perfectly good app and offering this 💩 instead! And all because you got unbelievably greedy, the added value over the classic app is zero!
It's All About That Cache Baby!!! 5/5
What isn't there to love about this app?! Thank you for the new update. Being able to recognize which cache I'm looking at on the map is so much better now.
Great app 4/5
By Day Mac
I think the original is always going to be better than any apps that take their original app and added some of their own touch
Classic was so easy to use! 1/5
This new app is so frustrating. Anti-intuitive, the compass arrow doesn't work, and the worst part (so far) is that there's no option to view the cache on geocaching.com.
Can we have our badges back like we had with the classic app. That motivated people to get out there. Missing out on a huge opportunity here.
Not as horrible as others say, but not as good as old. 3/5
As the title states, this app isn't the worst thing that's ever happened to geocaching. In fact, I'll go as far as to say that the free app USED to be the worst thing that ever happened to geocaching. There was an influx of people who had zero investment in the game, who did more damage than the dreaded "muggles," having zero concern for returning things as found or for not getting muggled themselves. So this app now basically requires paid membership, which is probably a good thing. The app IS missing some features of the old, which everyone has already stated. However, it has a few features that work better. I especially like that all caches show up on the map, including my finds, and that I can just keep scrolling and the caches keep loading. Polish this app up as others have stated and this will all end as a win-win for those of us that love the game!
Subscription Pricing?! 1/5
Come on! I paid $10 for the older app that worked just fine. #moneygrab
Fix the compass - before disabling the old app! 1/5
Please fix the compass - hopefully before you "retire" the old app (March 23)...!!!
Stop money grabbing 1/5
I joined the geocaching hobby in 2011, I have slowly but continuously watched Groundspeak turn this hobby supported by volunteers into the HQ's personal piggy-bank. Now they have the audacity to retire a $10 app and make it unusable! The new app has less features and a pay-wall surrounding an ever increasing amount of features of decreasing quality because the company is upsetting the loyal quality members who made this hobby what it is today. It is nearing the point where we pick up our caches, app, and $$$ and go back to the grassroots of this fantastic hobby.
Disappointing "upgrade" 1/5
Loved the old app. Very disappointed in this "upgrade ". Dumbed down. Distance on compass seems to lag way behind. Hate the alert as you get close. Lost functionality. Still have not figured out tb drop off or visit. Whole interface is not intuitive. Try Cachly!
By Rufus 99
Doesn't work right with the iPhone 7+ either. The compass arrow moves but the distance is locked and won't change as you get closer to the cache! Aggravating!!!
Miss the old app! 1/5
I actually paid $5 for Cachly. It's closer to the old app. I have to use this one occasionally or I would have deleted it.
Still less functional than the classic app being retired 2/5
Well, we've been informed incessantly that the classic app will no longer function after march 23rd. Still no way to convert additional waypoints from the old app to the new, and there should be a compass view when you're trying to find something. But we'll have to get used to it.
Terrible, horrible, no good app 1/5
I was so disappointed when I installed the " new and improved" geocaching app on my iPhone 6. I have loved my geocaching hobby until that moment. I hate the way the app looks and it isn't working on my phone! The compass doesn't move when I try to use it. I went back to my old app while I still can! I have to decide if when they retire the good app if I will be retiring my premium membership. I hate what they have done to my favorite hobby.
Love it 5/5
Much better than the old, outdated app. Glad it's free to allow more people to get into caching!
Lots of nice new features. However, I'm having some issues where the distance indicated freezes and I have to restart the search in order to get updated distance.
Rip off 1/5
By Driver 14
When I first got this app several years ago it worked great and cost just a few bucks for the upgrade. Now the app is messed up harder to use can't find my list of found caches. Only has few select caches otherwise you have to upgrade for $30 a year. My family and I liked geocaching now the fun is gone. Went cashing today first time with this version of the app, took the fun right out of it. Very slow to update as your moving and looking for a cache. Found a trackable couldn't figure out how log it no sense in making it user friendly.
Fix this or bring back the App that worked 1/5
By Bob Somrak
I would give this a ZERO if I could. Who gets rid of a working App and releases a new App and posts an apology on the release announcement that it is not complete and then never fixes it to have at least the old features. POOR job geoching.com.
Like everyone else, paying a subscription for this is ridiculous. Happy to pay one time, not for a subscription.