The old-school game of treasure hunt may have been played on the regular by our parents, but thanks to the modern world – which includes rapists, murderers and paedophiles – the game has seemingly left our children’s consciousness – which is a shame. Thankfully though, there is a new, 21st century version of the game called Geocaching. These apps can also be quite helpful in other pursuits (Camping, or even airsoft springs to mind).
The smartphone revolution paved the way for this, as most phones now possess GPS, and there are now lots of geocaching apps –a tech-derived version of treasure hunt –available on Android and iOS. Here are some of the best.
Blackberry’s finest is now available on the Android marketplace, meaning most smartphone users can enjoy one of the most popular geocaching apps available. The speed, coupled with continued updates, fantastic interface and reliable service means that CacheSense is easily one of the most respected geocaching apps out there.
The full app does cost around £3.00, but if you’re into your geocaching and on a Blackberry then you can’t go too far wrong with CacheSense.
The app which seems as official as one can be is a good, solid app for any user. Unfortunately, Geocaching is an app which is, quite frankly, expensive. At $10, few people are going to be tempted to shell out that type of money when there are plenty of capable geocaching apps available for cheaper, but it is still an option for those who want a reliable app. It’s perhaps one for the more serious geocaching-lover.
An app which sounds like the hip-hop artist Drake may not seem ultra-tempting at first, but when you realise A:Drake is a free app which has the capability of holding 30,000+ cache databases and is available offline.
You’ll need a proper geocaching app to co-inside with this but it’s a cracker to have so you can literally take your pick of databases you want to use.
Neongeo is a great geocaching app which is actually about $1 cheaper than the aforementioned CacheSense app. Thanks to its constant updates, it’s an app which stays as up to date as possible and, as is the way these days, comes with social aspect dubbed ‘Follow Me’ – which shares your location.
It’s a good looking app, too – if apps can be good looking – and is easy to use, so really it’s one you should definitely consider.
Not an app for geocaching but one that is essential if your phone doesn’t already feature a compass. This app will take care of all your compass needs and will do it in typical smooth style.
Using your iPhone’s Safari browser, Seek Cache will search for your GPS signal and then display all the local caches around your area for you to go and discover. It’s as simple as any app can ever be and will get you in the mood for geocaching all day. Just make sure you have an unlimited data allowance for this one – as it will cost you a fortune if you don’t!