Category Archive: Groundspeak

Fairytale Start To New Geocache Challenges

Have you kissed a frog yet? And I don’t mean in the fairytale ‘turn him into a prince’ way but so you can claim Groundspeak’s first-ever challenge. Since the new system went live early this morning (New Zealand time), 819 geocachers had accepted the Seattle company’s Kiss A Frog worldwide photo challenge, with 410 having already …

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Summary Of Today’s Irish On Challenges Blog Post

For those who haven’t seen it Jeremy Irish (from this point known as J-Rish) has posted at Latitude 47 today about the new Geocaching Challenges. It is a good read but being a lengthy post I thought I would pull out the best bits and summarise them here: The Groundspeak team “sat in a room …

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Geocaching.com Answers Our Questions!

Like a speeding bullet, Geocaching.com has provided us answers to some questions we put to them just an hour ago regarding the new Geocaching Challenges! Who produces/oversees/manages the video clips? We’d like to give that person some kudos. Answer: The videos are a collaboration of a team of Lackeys Reid, Jen Sonstelie (We have 3 Jen …

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Another Geocaching Challenges Sneak Peak And Release

Geocaching.com has given us another sneak peak into the new Geocaching Challenges. This time it’s a short video explaining its ‘Action’ type of challenge. The clip is at the bottom of this post. BUT the bigger news is that the anticipated release of Geocaching Challenges is later this week. Very exciting. Also worth noting is: Free smartphone apps for …

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The New Virtual Caches: A Vision Of The Future?

There has been a lot of talk about the reintroduction of virtuals in a new format since Jeremy Irish (from this point to known as J-Dog, Big J or simply J-Rish) made his now infamous comments on the geocaching.com forums: In the UserVoice updates I never said that virtuals were coming back in their previous …

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Geocaching Live: The First Third Party App Goes … Well … Live!

I doubt too many people actually know what Geocaching Live is, so in the words of Groundspeak themselves: Geocaching Live-enabled products bring geocaching to you, wherever you are. Whether it’s accessing the Geocaching.com database using one of Groundspeak’s Geocaching Applications or using a third-party app powered by our Public API, Geocaching Live makes it easy …

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Wherigo … My Blackberry Follows

Wherigos: Until recently I didn’t have an opinion on them. With none in my area all I had to go on was various bits on the web that suggested it was a dying breed of cache, particularly following the Garmin/Groundspeak falling out. However, it does appear as if there is a fair amount of support …

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TB Giveaway: May Irish Eyes Smile On You

TRAVEL BUG GIVEAWAY Let’s play tag … Thanks to Groundspeak’s Bryan Roth, It’s Not About The Numbers has three new travel bugs featuring the company’s co-founders to give away. Their latest TB series depicts Roth, Jeremy Irish and Elias Alvord as swashbuckling adventurers of old – or at least the mid-1980s in the case of Indiana …

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Will You Be Geocacher Of The Month?

Somebody give Groundspeak an award … The geocaching listing service provider has just unveiled a new Geocacher of The Month scheme to honour the game’s most exceptional players – for which it already has nominations from the United States, Canada, Britain, Germany, Latvia “… and a host of others”. On its Latitude 47 blog, the …

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A New Geo-Sign

How do you sign the word ‘geocache’? It’s a pretty common question on Groundspeak’s forums and now It’s Not About The Numbers has an answer – at least for Kiwi cachers. Yesterday, local organisation Deaf Aotearoa sent this video showing its newly-created ‘geocache’ sign in response to our query. . According to spokeswoman Kathryn Heard: …

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