Category Archive: Geotools

Giveaway: Ye Olde FTF Certificates

Will you be FTW – first to win – It’s Not About The Numbers’ latest prize draw? Thanks to new Polish vendor FTFshop, we have two sampler packs of these stylish First To Find Certificates to offer two lucky readers. Each set contains two 70 x 100mm certificates for you to place in your new hides. The …

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OX Loyalty Scheme On The Cards?

Fancy yourself as a card-carrying OpenCacher? So does Jeff Holliday (OX handle: Team360). The Arizona resident – and caretaker of geocaching’s first trade item, the Original Can of Beans aka TBGJAA  – has posted the idea on the forums of Garmin’s own listing site, even going as far as to include this mock-up of such a loyalty card. …

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Review: A Geocacher’s New iFriend

PRODUCT REVIEW iFriend: Rechargeable iPhone Speaker Amplifier Case US$45.38 at DS Styles By Sarah Jardine (GC handle: jardisliketardis) When kjwx asked if I’d like to review the iFriend portable speaker case for iPhone, I jumped at the chance. Having never owned an old-school GPSr, I use my iPhone as my primary geocaching tool.  Billed as “one …

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And The Outdoor ID Winners Are …

Recently we gave It’s Not About The Numbers readers the chance to win an Sports ID, Shoe ID, or  Helmet ID by New Zealand retailer Outdoor ID. We’re pleased to announce the winners are: Sports ID: Brad Carlson (GC handle: yellowjeeperman) Shoe ID: Philip Williams (GC handle: card7ff*boy) Helmet ID: Matthew Brener (GC handle: akkatracker) Your prizes will be in the post just …

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Guest Post: A Review Of The Windows Phone Geocaching Apps

[important] GUEST POST Invercargill geocacher and IT Technician Karen Brown (GC Handle: Bladesedge) is the proud new owner of a phone running Windows Phone. She takes us on a tour through the relatively unfamiliar world of geocaching apps on this platform: [/important] After several months of comparing platforms & trialling devices in iOS (iPhone), Android …

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The Rebirth Of Navicaching

Back in April, It’s Not About The Numbers reported that The Mad Cacher bloggers had bought the historic Navicache website; now we ask the new owners first-hand about their plans … Like the fabled phoenix rising from the ashes, one of our sport’s original listing services, Navicache, is back. Until recently, it was a little used reminder …

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Top Five Android Geocaching Apps

Whether the Geocaching purists like it or not, smartphones are being used more and more for Geocaching. In fact, it seems to be a common set up in this day and age to have a smartphone for urban caching/cache database with a dedicated GPS unit in your caching bag for those ‘deep in the outdoors’ …

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The Geomate Jr Lives Again

Rich at GPSTracklog has spotted the phoenix like rise of the Geomate Jr from the ashes of Apishere. From the press release he’s since received: Brand 44 of Denver Colorado (brand44co.com) has recently purchased the Geomate Jr. Geocaching GPS product line from Apisphere Inc. of Dallas Texas. “This acquisition rounds out our growing geocaching product line and will …

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Smartphones About To Get Even Better For Geocaching

It’s Not About The Numbers noted yesterday the theory that Garmin was enforcing a new pricing regime that would make PNDs a low-volume, high-value item and lamented the failure of Garmin (and others, I should point out) to forge ahead with the development of a GPSr/phone hybrid. Well, maybe we needn’t have worried about that … It …

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Navicache Goes Mad

The company that purchased the Madcacher blog in September last year has now extended their geocaching domain further to included the languishing Navicache.com geocache listing site. Leeward Coast LLC, parent company of the geocaching blog www.Madcacher.com, announced today the purchase of www.Navicache.com one of the longest-running geocaching websites on the Internet. Navicache.com, first registered in 2001, currently has …

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