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I have noticed that over at the It’s Not About the Numbers blog that they now have an Android app to keep track of all things INATN-ish See their release notice here Â
I’m slightly late to the party on this one, but it appears that the Opencaching Network now has a dedicated caching app that will eventually work with all OC nodes! Currently supported sites: – opencaching.pl – opencaching.us – opencaching.org.uk I’ll try to get a review copy (can’t install it form the market because itÂ doesn’tÂ like my [...]
We’ve probably all got tools that download google map tiles for offline use (Oruxmaps, Locus etc) but now the Google Maps online app (V5.7) allows you to download areas of interest for use when you have no live data connection. A very welcome addition! To enable this feature, Â update your Google Maps app, launch it [...]
As expected by ourselves and others, some fine folk have grabbed the c:geo code and released an Open Source version c:geo – opensource is now in the android Market I think we can all say ‘Hooray’ now, can’t we?
There’s been an interesting post over on Carnero’s Blog about the fate of a lot of people’s favourite Android Geocaching app, c:geo. It seems that he’s pulling the plug on c:geo development after becoming frustrated with Groundspeak’s TOS, API and other acronyms We wish Carnero well in his future endeavours, and hopefully someone will grab [...]
After a year or more of a VERY sparse Android Market web page, Google have finallyÂ releasedÂ somethingÂ on par with other mobile device stores. The Market allows onlineÂ purchasesÂ and Over The Air uploads to your devices. Lots of other cool things have been announced in the developer forums, including in-app purchases and more. Things are finallyÂ gettingÂ to where they [...]
The much anticipated update to Google Maps is now available to Android owners. The biggest change is that they have shifted from their older image-tile based sytem to a richer vector based system which allows many benefits. From the Google Blog: Tilting: Drag down with two fingers to tilt the map. Tilt while zoomed in [...]
Blatant begging from your humble author
Garmin have posted on their blog about Opencaching.com So, it’s real, and it’s free, and it’s open. things we like. Looks like there’s still some work to be done to make it fully featured, but take it from me, these things take time! Theres a good post on GPSFix’s blog ï»¿ â€œOpenCaching.com will work with [...]
Over at the official Google Blog there’s a story on the new Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) and the new Nexus S (anyone wanna donate me a test version?? ) Worth a look and a read: http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2010/12/introducing-nexus-s-with-gingerbread.html Now, go hassle your devices maker and Telco to push it to your devices!!