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  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • Developer: Groundspeak Inc.
  • Compatibility: Android
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Geocaching® App

Join the world’s largest treasure hunting community with the official app for geocaching. Whether you are off to find your first geocache or your ten-thousandth, this app is your ultimate geocaching toolbox. There are millions of cleverly hidden containers called geocaches scattered throughout more than 185 countries, just waiting to be found—there are probably even some near you right now. Just getting started? This app walks you through the adventure of finding your first few geocaches. There are tips, hints and instructions for geocaching as well as using the app. • Live Search continuously updates nearby geocaches as you move • Find all easy Traditional geocaches and geocaching events • Message other players for tips, hints and more • Learn about the world of trackables: geocaching game pieces that travel from geocache to geocache • Search for and log trackables you find in the wild Unlock even more adventure with Geocaching Premium: • Find any geocache in the world, including Premium Member Only caches • Access a search tool to sort through them all • Enjoy new and improved tools for finding advanced geocache types • Navigate to geocaches with offline maps • Plan your next adventure with My Lists • Gain access to all Premium features on the Geocaching website If you purchase a Premium membership in this app, you will be automatically billed $5.99/month or $29.99/year through iTunes until you cancel your subscription. Your subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period. No cancellation of the current subscription is allowed during active subscription period. Terms of Use : Privacy Policy :

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  • Muggle gone premium 5/5

    By Arioch57
    I've known about geocaching for about 10 years or so when I visited Philadelphia, PA. I never really took much interest in it seeing as I worked quite a bit. I finally decided to go on an excursion to Washington with my gf. She's an avid cachoholic© and she wanted to go to HQ in Seattle. We left Ohio and drove across the US, collecting rest stop and various other important landmark caches along the way. I downloaded this app and found that it was easier to get into finding and looking for them instead of just making a very detailed mapping of where you're going and then have to figure out which caches would be along the way. I've not been a muggle since the day we left and have been going at my own pace. Thus app is great and I wholeheartedly endorse it for anyone that's just starting out or those that want to leisurely cache at their convenience.
  • Refund please 1/5

    By Blue_Frogg
    I deserve a refund for purchasing the original app. This app was barely worth the one time purchase with the support you have, but now you remove most of the content?!?
  • Good 5/5

    By Soogirl
    Very fun in woods
  • Great fun wherever you may find yourself. 5/5

    By firecarp
    I've been a member for four years and enjoy the search just as much today. If only using the app, you may want to review the caches you intend to search before you are in the field. Some more clever clues may be hidden on the caches web page. Otherwise the app does pretty good on its own.
  • Fun fun gin 5/5

    By Leo 15
    Just started having a blast
  • Geofriend 5/5

    By geofriend
    I love geocaching!! I have done geocaching with my son and grandkids, they all love it. The best part is all the nature and animals we come across. My grandkids are more respectful to nature now.
  • They make you pay. 1/5

    By Sailormanenzo
    I spent $10 on the app, then they abandon it and work on a new version. Then I pay for a year, with automatic renew. It charges my card, but I have no premium.
  • Wonky to say the least 1/5

    By Smflan
    Have had a horrible time trying to get into this app. Why too much trouble for casual users.
  • 10 out of 10...will buy again! 5/5

    By Billyluber
    This app is top notch. Extremely accurate and up to date. This is our family's new favorite pass time. A premium membership is worth every penny and a deal in my opinion. Highly recommend.
  • No substance no support 1/5

    By Randycoxclemson
    This is useless when you're away from cell coverage. Where are my offline lists? Why didn't they port over from my $10 version that is being retired 2/23? Why does this POS occupy twice as much space on my phone? Update: still useless. You can't look at maps of public lists and can't even see the date a cache was created. They released this way before any beta testing could have been done. Bring back the old one (which, thankfully I have and it works ). Update 2: still worthless. Saved items to list. Inaccessible from area out of service range. And to think I paid ten bucks for this crap.
  • Not warned when App is going to auto renew through iTunes 1/5

    By Stewbiedoobiedoo
    Customer service is non-existent. Do not sign up for auto-renewal, you will receive no warning when they are about to hit you with an entire years worth of subscription. If you really want to buy this App go month to month. You will grow tired of it quickly. Will file formal complaint to Apple if my auto renewed subscription is not refunded.
  • Easy to use for finding a cache 4/5

    By Madmonkey4830
    Would like to see a few more things added, such as being able to access your stats in your profile
  • BS! Pure and Simple 1/5

    By JohnnyLingoX
    Way to ruin Geocaching This fun activity now costs $29 a year. You guys are what's wrong with the hobby. Get bent.
  • JRFishyfolks 5/5

    By JRFishyfolks
    I enjoy geocaching with friends for purposeful walks, learning new things, exploring places I never would have otherwise, and learning about geological features around the country just to name a few things. People pay a whole lot more for gaming than this costs in a year! Worth every penny!
  • Super Fun!!!! 5/5

    By Zapjet
    I am a geocacher for the las 2 years. Everytime I travel I look for several caches. Fun for my kids and friends!
  • Contagious!! :) 5/5

    By Thetynni
    Have taken several co-workers with me on searches and they are now obsessed!! Fun activity!! :)
  • Fantastic family activity 4/5

    By Preston Sturges
    We love the app! It does drain the battery on our phones a bit and there are quite a few we have found where reception drops out but as long as you keep a charger nearby and are in an area with good reception, it's great. I wish there was an option to weed out caches that have multiple DNF status updates. We have found many that have clearly been abandoned based on reports, but I think they stay active unless the originator deactivates them. I would also like to see the capability of tagging multiple ones and pulling up a list of just those. It seems like it should already exist and maybe it does but I can't figure out how to do it on the app. Overall definitely worth the money for us.
  • So fun! 5/5

    By Dc the hyper person
    Love it!
  • Not great 2/5

    By The Penguin-Man
    It was really good until the update then almost every geocache you had to upgrade to premium to do. Not fun anymore.
  • This App is improving all the time 4/5

    By Case Cot
    I was a user of the "Classic" app for years, and hated that they stopped supporting it and replaced it with this app. To be honest, I thought this app sucked. Since then they have added so many great features, and are constantly improving it. I no longer consider moving to a different app, as I think this one does most of what I want, and know they are constantly adding the features I want.
  • Love the Premium App 5/5

    By mrsmondocognito
    We have been geocaching for 7 years. This year we updated to the premium app. It is a must have. Well worth the minimal cost. I love that, with both apps we can log your cache finds immediately on your phone instead of logging onto computer when you get home! Thank you!

    By Abbys PawPaw
    I haven't got this hooked since my first camera! Love geocaching, can't go enough. Keep hiding them!
  • Nice 5/5

    By Coolnoah1234
    Cool thanks
  • Great Summer Project 5/5

    By VikingMomSD
    We have been introduced to Geocaching through Boy and Girl Scouts. We have so much fun as a family finding new places in familiar locations. We left our first set of Trackable Bugs and now we can monitor where they go. The Yearly cost is super reasonable for all the various activities available AND the merchandise is good stuff.
  • Minus 5 stars 1/5

    By Thetexasrabbit
    Geocaching used to be about finding it and seeing what is inside. Now I have to pay for premium to even track it. 4 years ago it was worth the $10 bucks I paid for the app. The creators of the app have gotten greedy. Complete BS do not download unless you want to pay 25 bucks a year. Boo greedy weasels!
  • Geocaching! 5/5

    By LordSlackware
    Everyone should do it!
  • Love geocaching in spite of the new app 3/5

    By njcacher
    The old app was much easier to use. But, I have a good time exploring new areas and new trails and just getting moving. People are endlessly creative with their hides. We use the app wherever we are - different countries and different states. The fee is a small price to pay for so much enjoyment. I would give geocaching 5 stars, but this new app only rates 3 stars.
  • Like the old app better 1/5

    By ruthrabbit
    I like the old app better. This design of this app you can't get the Coordinator of a new cache or to change the coordinates that what I like about the old app.
  • Impossible to cancel! 1/5

    By Alindwilliams
    They make the membership sooo difficult to cancel! Do not sign up. Can't find a contact number. No confirmation if you have effectively cancelled.
  • Still new to the app 4/5

    By Burn65
    Been caching for awhile. Would also like to see better searching and logging trackables. Just had a cache yesterday with a TB that was not listed in the cache - probably due to the person didn't log it in. Can't input a TB that wasn't listed. Had to go to the site. Keep caching!
  • Worth every penny 5/5

    By 1hotgma
    We have been geocaching for about 5 years now. Started on the old app and transitioned kicking and screaming to the new app BUT now that we've used the new app awhile I have to wonder how we managed before. There are so many new features. The company seems to really listen to the user base in order to know what features to add. Worth every penny for a years worth of entertainment. Also the perfect gift. I've given gift subscriptions to my daughter and granddaughter who enjoy geocaching but have a harder time finding the money to pay for it. Cache on.
  • I want my $10 back 1/5

    By flinksnorph
    I paid $10 for the old Groundspeak app, and even though it was lame, at the time it was really the only game in town so I dealt with it. Then greedy Groundspeak summarily killed that app and kept my $10. This new app is complete and total GARBAGE. Thankfully there are now vastly superior 3rd party options! Don't waste your time with this.
  • Great! 5/5

    By Lesmis2014
    The boys and I are having a great time with this new hobby – and it is made much easier by the use of this app!
  • More sophisticated than the last app 4/5

    By John1971NC
    But I'm getting the hang of it. It would be nice to be able to access your stats from the app rather than the website.
  • Needs a bug fix 3/5

    By bbsbdjx
    a reviewer published my geocache but I can not find it on the app. Please help!!
  • Geocaching Family Fun 5/5

    By Oksandrat
    This is great for the family to get outdoors for time together while getting exercise!
  • Very dissatisfied, good app 1/5

    By Megamurphinator
    Definitely not fair for the folks that spent 10$ on the premium app like myself. I used to love caching and I'm on a very tightly budgeted vacation and 30$ freaking dollars is completley unnecessary. APP DEVELOPERS, bring back the two versions of the app to make it fair!!!!!! Where's my 10$??????
  • I'm done 1/5

    By mr. mo0n
    Honestly, I havent cached much since having kids- but I am not paying to go geocaching. Deleting app now, disappointed in the money grab. I dont participate enough to justify spending money on the subscription. If it's free again i'll be back- good luck and happy hunting...
  • What 1/5

    By The Lucius
    I paid $10 for the original app. We had an agreement you didn't honor. Refund my money. This isn't what geocaching is about.
  • Love the premium version! 5/5

    By Lenapple
    For less than 25 bucks a year to be able to take part in this amazing adventure/expiration game… It's a bargain! The app is awesome!
  • Well worth the money 5/5

    By tlpellic
    This is what I do for exercise, relaxation and entertainment. Summer is here. I watch TV about one hour a week. When I'm not working I'm wandering around with my geodogs. And geocaching. Thanks for everything you do to make the ap better. Love the new blue sad faces on my DNFs.
  • cost not worth it for casual use (free version is a joke) 1/5

    By oscarvarna
    Was a long time casual user of the old app, which was worth the one time fee, until they forced this re-up. I agree it is annoying to have to pay again, but would have been okay if it had come with a similar modest one-time fee (<$10). However the current pricing is just not worth it for this casual user (pros may be different). The free version is a joke/unusable/non-starter, blocking access to most of the caches in my area. As such, moved to the competition that seems to at respect us casual users.
  • Love it! 5/5

    By Millkeyway
    Great app for Geoccaching!
  • Love having an app when I don't have the Garmin. 5/5

    By Kernal Mac
    Very pleased with this app. Especially like the improvements they continue to make.
  • Wow 5/5

    By jroc4911
    So much fun this is awesome
  • Great fun here or there 5/5

    By SimonBegleu
    Geocaching is a great activity solo or in a group. The app works beautifully and the people are awesome. High marks!
  • Highly disappointed in the pricing 1/5

    By rolfejr
    I'm a long time geocacher and a scout merit badge counselor for geocaching. I feel it is vey inappropriate that they have so heavily integrated their service with scouting (their services are specifically mentioned in the requirements), then years later they start charging HEAVILY for it. Years ago I was a little miffed at the $10 cost for the app. But now a subscription model? Sorry Boy Scouts, I guess you have to make an ongoing financial commitment to get into geocaching. Sure you CAN do the merit badge without the premium features if you want to print info off the web at home, do some translation to decimal format, then put that into your maps app or some other gps app, but I used to really try to get the boys actually EXCITED about geocaching. Using a geocaching specific app made it fun. Now it's more frustrating, and has SIGNIFICANTLY reduced the number of scouts in my council interested in the merit badge. I never imagined when I planted some of the caches I did that people in the future would have to PAY a hefty premium for the privilege of finding them. I get that everyone has to make money. But their pricing model is ridiculous. They've taken advantage of the fact they they are pretty much the only ones out there with the vast database and info on caches they have. It was a great asset to the community. Puts ads in the app, fine. Charge a one time fee for the app, fine. $6 a month or $30 a year? Not fine. I can name countless services that monetize their services much more appropriately. Someone should take all the geocache data and put it in the public domain. Then we can get some competition for people who want to develop better apps (this one isn't great to begin with) to consume the data and charge for using their app using a reasonable pricing model. I liked traveling somewhere with my family and pulling the app up on a whim to see what caches were around. We used it pretty infrequently. Now most of the caches are "premium" only. So we just don't do it anymore. I'm not going to pay a monthly fee for occasional and infrequent use. Disappointed in how many people will now just give up and not get into geocaching.
  • Great fun 5/5

    By tharris23
    Awesome fun
  • Super!!! 5/5

    By yukonminers
    Love all the dimensions of this app.
  • Our hobby 5/5

    By kklovesflowers
    We LOVE it all!!

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