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Friday, December 28, 2012

Geocaching Discussion of the Day:Your significant other, are they encouraging to your Geocaching exploits or Not?



Geocaching Discussion of the Day:
Your significant other, are they encouraging to your Geocaching exploits or is it the bane of their existence?

Inquisitive geocachers want to know..
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Thursday, December 27, 2012

What Geocaching goals do you have for 2013?


The year 2013 is quickly approaching and now that we are apparently going to stick around for a while longer, it begs the big question...

What Geocaching goals do you have for 2013?

Is it a particular number of Geocache finds in a day? A state challenge to fulfill? How about a number of days in a row goal? What ever you are going for in the upcoming year we want to know it. Maybe you will inspire others to go for it as well... Greatness!
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Thursday, December 20, 2012

Fwd: New Android app for Geocachers, with back end server integration

Just received this email and passing the information on to you. A review will be coming soon.

-HHH

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Use Your Phone for GPS Tracking and Location-based Reminders and Share GPS Coordinates, Travel Routes, POIs, and Photos with the inViu routes Android App

Berlin, Germany, December 20, 2012 – inViu routes is the new ad-free Android app that allows users to track their travel routes and other mobile assets on their smartphone. Developed by German telematics company, ENAiKOON, inViu routes is part of the "inViu touch" family of apps that connects to inViu web, ENAiKOON's backend web portal server. It is the only app in the market today that combines GPS photos, maps, routes, POIs, and location-based alerts all in one comprehensive app.

The idea behind inViu routes is to be able to record travel routes just like a GPS device using an off-the-shelf Android phone. Users can add other inViu routes mobile users and GPS devices to track on their phone. The tracked mobile phones and routes can be viewed as well on inViu web, a free web-based smartphone and asset tracking software. The new app allows users to find locations on OpenStreetMap, set geofences, and take photos with embedded GPS coordinates that could be assigned to certain Points of Interest (POIs) or routes. The geo-notes feature incorporates text and voice reminders to specific geofences, allowing users to create location-based notifications. Routes, POIs, and photos can be emailed as a map image, GPX, or KML file to share with friends and family. Routes, POIs, and photos can also be shared through any other installed app on the user's phone, including social media apps.

This software will attract travel, geocaching, and outdoor sport enthusiasts as it can record favourite trip routes and save POIs with exact GPS coordinates along those routes. On-the-go users can benefit from geo-notes as it can be effectively used for location-based reminders. As tracking software, it can be particularly useful for families, allowing them to keep a close eye on children, seniors, and pets to monitor their safety. Family members equipped with an Android phone with inViu routes can be easily monitored as their GPS coordinates will show in real time on inViu web. Anyone with an account or subaccount can access the online software.

"We are thrilled to introduce inViu routes to the inViu app family," comments Markus Semm, the managing director and founder of ENAiKOON. "inViu routes is an easy-to-use, free app with multiple purposes. Whether you're taking photos on a hiking trail, recording your favourite driving route on a road trip, or making sure your child gets home safely, this app will give you reliable information that you can share with your friends and family."

ENAiKOON has also developed other Android apps, such as inViu NFC-tracker, inViu OpenCellID, inViu GPS-details, and inViu traffic-counter. They are working towards one, integrated suite of the inViu app series.

The inViu routes Android app is now available for free download in Google Play. Easily upgrade to the pro version within the app for extended use of features. The app will allow up to four mobile phones to synchronise with an inViu account at no extra charge. Sign up for your free inViu account and learn more about inViu routes at www.enaikoon.com. For an easy quick start guide click here.

About ENAiKOON

Since their inception in 2002, ENAiKOON has been a leader in delivering telematics solutions to businesses in the logistics, transport, medical, cleaning, and construction industries. This Berlin-based German company specialises in tailoring mobile tracking solutions for each individual customer, often aiding in theft prevention, employee monitoring, and fleet management. The combination of their sophisticated online asset-tracking software and adaptable range of GPS devices ensures their customers security, operation efficiency, and business optimisation. To learn more about their services and telematics solutions, please visit www.enaikoon.com.

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Marie Dennis, International Account Manager
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Thursday, December 6, 2012

Behind The Scenes: Geocaching Podcast - Extreme UK Geocaches



  Last nights recording of the Geocaching Podcast was in my humble opinion very interesting. Though I would feel more comfortable if I could somehow stick a label stating " Do this at your own risk " or  " Think before you do ". In other words I personally felt a bit uncomfortable discussing extreme Geocaching with our guest. Let me 'splain.

We started The Geocaching Podcast last night without a hitch. I am so glad we ditched Talkshoe and now signing into Google+ Hangout is so easy and my initial setup is really minimal. We now record via Hangout OnAir with the three of us and any guest and the show is broadcast off of the Geocachingpodcast.com/live web page including an ever improving chat room. No muss, no fuss and easy for all to enjoy. Now in regards to the show itself. We had on as our bleary eyed guest (it was 2:45am his time) a member of a Geocaching group known as The 3Fruits. These spirited young guys from The UK are relatively new to Geocaching. Our guest last night had about 150 finds or so but they craved to find the more extreme Geocaches in their area. Apparently there really were none so they decided to start placing them instead. 


Keep in mind that when I say extreme I mean EXTREME difficulties. Their placements have you hanging off of all sorts of bridges, dams and other high places.Now don't get me wrong I don't have a problem with this EXCEPT they insist doing their placements without any safety equipment. I understand having the adrenalin rush with something like this but the common sense part of my brain kicks in, sorry must be my age.  Anyways they do not tell others to try getting these Geocaches without equipment but it doesn't appear to be stressed much. Again personally I just don't want someone getting hurt doing a placement all for the sake of a hide. Plus you can already imagine the headlines if they do get hurt or worse, but I digress. 

Do we need extreme Geocaches? Absolutely, Geocaching needs challenging and physically demanding hides for those of whom wish to obtain them. They all can't be lamp post caches. Common sense on the other hand must present itself. Not only for the hider doing the placement but also for the geocacher going for the smiley. If your physical limitations are telling you that it is beyond your capabilities then for the love of all that is holy, DON'T DO IT! Also, do the ole Headhardhat a favor so my beard does not get any whiter than it already is. Use safety equipment when attempting these types of Geocaches. People around you may call you a chicken but at least you will remain a live chicken. Pa-kaw. 

So needless to say the show was great and XpunkX, DarrylW4 and myself had a good time learning more about these challenge minded geocachers across the pond. The actual show should be going live any time now or you can go to the geocachingpodcast.com/live web page and see the videocast uncut. Either way it is worth a good listen.

The Geocaching Podcast is recorded live each Wednesday at 9:30pm ET. Be sure to see the live videocast and participate in the chat room by going to geocachingpodcast.com/live

See you next week for our December Cacher Coffee!

Andy Headhardhat Smith