Tag Archive: Smartphone

Is Ingress the next location-based big thing?

The world around you is not what it seems. It’s happening all around you. They aren’t coming. They’re already here. Such is the introduction for Ingress, what is turning out to be, a viral augmented reality (AR) hit by Google. Despite being an invite-only beta, it is already whipping up amazing interest on social media …

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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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GPS + GLONASS – A Reason To Wait Before Buying That New GPS Unit?

PCMAG.com have an interesting article out on the combining of the US GPS system and Russia’s GLONASS system in smartphones. Silently and invisibly, the 22 satellites of Russia’s GLONASS system partner our GPS, and starting next year smartphones based on Qualcomm chipsets will be able to boost their prowess with GLONASS signals. “It’s like dual-core …

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The End Of The GPSr As We Know It?

I’ve been searching for my next GPS unit for a while now. I don’t need a new one, I’m still completely in love with my Blackberry as my main caching tool, but it felt like time I joined the ‘real’ cachers by having a ‘real’ GPS unit. But my search has not gone well. You …

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What The Munzee?@!

Do you Munzee? If you’re suddenly frowning at your computer screen, then the answer is obviously “No”. However, this free mobile application by American quartet Aaron Benzick, Chris Pick, Scott Foster and Josh Terkelsen has been the talk of the geo-community of late. And more than 1600 curious smartphone users have already tried out the …

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GEO Hunters: Map Out Your Game Plan

Who’s game for a new geo-challenge? Mobile gaming company YD Online has just launched its latest iPhone and iPad application GEO Hunters – a location-based, role-playing game that lets users defend their neighbourhood and the world from monsters. Available for free at the Apple App Store, GEO Hunters utilises Google Maps to merge real satellite-view …

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For Starters, Here’s a Geocaching Song

It’s an age-old story with a modern twist … Boy meets girl, girl introduces boy to geocaching, boy writes song about his newfound attractions. And it’s exactly how the song Geocache Girl by Irish pop-punk band Starters came to be. Guitarist and vocalist Ciarán Parnell – that’s him above right – wrote it as the Dublin five-piece …

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World’s Smallest GPS

Can you spot the GPSr in this photo? Yep, it’s that tiny square next to the 1 Euro coin. Thanks to a tip by CrunchGear, It’s Not About The Numbers is pleased to show you the world’s smallest GPS engine … the ORG4472, complete with ARM CPU and firmware. Its power draw is a mere …

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Coming Soon: SPOT for your Smartphone

Some time ago I wrote a post about the SPOT GPS device and it’s partnering with the DeLorme Earthmate PN-60. Now SPOT have announced the new SPOT connect for Smartphones. SPOT Connect™ turns leading smartphones into a personal one-way satellite communicator capable of sending messages with GPS position to personal contacts, social networks or to …

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Opencaching are watching…

and responding to some of the conversations happening around the net by putting up a slogan on the still very bland homepage at opencaching.com. The slogan is… As free and open as the great outdoors… Does this mean they will be following the enjoyed, rated and reviewed by you approach of the other, independent, opencaching sites? The …

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