Windows Mobile application for Geocaching.

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Gech

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Dear all,

I posted a topic to Geocaching forum today.
And now, I would like to introduce Windows Mobile application "GCz" to WM experts and users like you!!
Because some of you might be interested in Geocaching with WM devices.

Please visit below to know the application for your WM device.
(or visit download site here -> http://www.nicque.com/PQz )

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[Geocaching forum]
http://forums.groundspeak.com/GC/
[Forum > All nations]
http://forums.groundspeak.com/GC/index.php?showforum=24

[Topic - Do you use Windows Mobile Device? if so!]
(Introduction of Windows Mobile application for Geocaching)
http://forums.groundspeak.com/GC/index.php?showtopic=214152

Below is the copy from the forum.
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Dear all Geocachers!!

My name is Tom and let me introduce Windows Mobile application for Geocaching.

Last October, I bought my iPhone and searched lots of application from Apple Store.
One of most interesting application is "Groundspeak's Geocaching iPhone Application".
Of course, I bought it and started to play Geocaching immediately. It is a lot of fun!!

At the same time, I searched Windows Mobile application for Geocaching like iPhone app.
But I could not find it. then I decided to develop a Windows Mobile application.

Past 2 months, I was working on it and Japanese Geocachers and friends was helping me to test it.

So, I think now is the good timing to introduce the Windows Mobile application to world wide Geocachers.
The application name is "GCz" and you can download it from below.

GCz is Freeware!!!

[Download from here]
http://www.nicque.com/PQz


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To get latest GCzII
Plese check above URL or use AppToDate.
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[Requirement]
- Windows Mobile 5/6 Professional Device
- Mobile Google Map (free download from Google)
- Internet Connection
(Rcommend flat rate access services to the Internet. 3G/GPRS like.)

I attach some screenshots of GCz. please take a look.

If you have any question, suggestion, bug report, anything.
Please reply here. I would love to have your comment.

best regards,

tom

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PS. If you think something suspicious. please check the below URLs.
That is my profile.

-Microsoft MVP
http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/

-MVP Profile - Windows Mobile Devices. (Tomohiro Nagakubo)
https://mvp.support.microsoft.com/profile=E...4C-69EBB74EFBBC
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Gech

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FYI

If you try GCz in UK, please check below when use postal code.

e.g)
[Manchester, Greater Manchester M13 0AS, UK] <= I lived here 2005-2006. ;D
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(X)Not work -> [M130AS]
- As - Brasília, Brasília - DF, BRA
- As, 5753 Deurne, The Netherlands
- Ås, 5417 Stord, Norway

(X)Not work -> [M13 0AS]
- M13, South Africa
- M13, Zambia
- M13, 77500 Selandar, Melaka, Malaysia

(X)Not work -> [M130AS,UK]
- (Not found)

(O)Works -> [M13 0] or [M13 0AS UK] or [M13 0AS,UK]
- Manchester, Greater Manchester M13 0, UK
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thanks

tom
 
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noellenchris

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Man....been looking for a good little app like this! I've been using Navstation's program for awhile, but I will definitely follow your program. Thanks a ton for your app. I will type more after my next cache trip!:D
 

glaucos

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Wow, I was searching for this from long time, so, let me start testing it! :)
First request: can you add AppToDate support?

Message edited to remove "bug" that i've found: It was mine error
 
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Gech

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Thank you guys!! I am really happy to hear from you. ;D


>> glaucos
I modified the cab file to support AppToDate.
Please re-download and try it.

http://www.nicque.com/PQz
GCz_20090213_1800_0025.cab

The cab file name is same as before but works with AppToDate.

regards,

tom
 

glaucos

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Thank you guys!! I am really happy to hear from you. ;D


>> glaucos
I modified the cab file to support AppToDate.
Please re-download and try it.

http://www.nicque.com/PQz
GCz_20090213_1800_0025.cab

The cab file name is same as before but works with AppToDate.

regards,

tom
Great! Installed, now waiting for a new version to see if it works :)
And now, another question: Can you implement a system to cache the downloaded data? I don't have a flat plan for data, so I can use the program when I'm at home using my ADSL without spending money, and when I'm in searching for cache I don't have to spend money because the data is cached by the program.
 

Gech

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Hi glaucos,

Yes, off-line mode is next goal of GCz!!
I have recieved same requests.
I will implement it ASAP.

But currently, I need to develop another application.
It might take a while. probablly March.
After that I will work on GCz development again.

Sorry inconvenience.

regards,

tom
 

glaucos

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Hi glaucos,

Yes, off-line mode is next goal of GCz!!
I have recieved same requests.
I will implement it ASAP.

But currently, I need to develop another application.
It might take a while. probablly March.
After that I will work on GCz development again.

Sorry inconvenience.

regards,

tom

Ok, no problem... I'll wait :)
 

Heidehipper

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Hi Tom,

The app looks very promissing to me. I have installed it on my HTC Artemis (p3300) running WM6 and that went just fine.

But now I have just one problem....GCz is not working with my GPS signal...

Is there an explanation for that? I had the same problem with the latest Google Maps...when I entered the GPS settings manually in Google Maps it worked. In GCz I couldn't find an option to set the GPS settings manually...

keep up the good work!
 

Bitte ein Bit

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Hi,
I installed GCz on my HTC Touch Cruise. GPS is working, I can find trackable Items and could open the details. I received the list with nearest caches. But when I searched for a cache (searching for geocaches) or open one of the caches on the nearest-by list, I get the message “Cache not found.”
Is this a setting or?
 

Gech

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Hi Heidehipper,

In my case, I use HTC Diamond.
and "Start">>"Settings">>"System tab">>"External GPS" Settings below.

GPS program port: COM4
GPS hardware port: (none) Baud rate: 4800
Manage GPS automatically (Check ON)

I hope it will help your problem.

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Hi Bitte ein Bit,

So, I would like to know how to reproduce your situation.
Could you let me know below?

1) Search for Geocaching
What did you input in the text box? e.g) "Manchester" or "M13 0AS, UK" or ...

2) Which cache did you try to open of the cache list. e.g) Geocache Code "GCxxxxx"

I need to know above 2 informations to reproduce it.
thank you for your helping.

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Hi <insertwittyusernamehere>

I am afraid, I do not get your point.
Could you explain your question?

thank you all!!

tom
 

lbloo

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This application is great!

It sometimes times out trying to find a GPS lock but it usually finds it within a couple of tries. Thanks for the app!

Leon.

HTC Touch - CDMA
 

emmfan

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Works great. I got it working on my HTC Fuze and my wife's HTC Tilt. Both worked well with Google Maps. I tried configuring the Geocaching app on my Fuze to use Opera Mobile as the browser but couldn't get it to work. Otherwise, it worked fine otherwise.

I did encounter one bug on both the Fuze and Tilt. When I searched for caches near my current location, it would not list caches that were less than 0.5 miles, even though I knew they were right there. I'll try some more and see if it happens regularly.

I was thinking about getting back into geocaching but remembered all the prep work I had to do from when we first started 5 years ago. This app makes the whole process more spontaneous and free-flowing. I also noticed on geocaching.com that there were two new users who reviewed using their Touch Pros, and I wonder if they had the same positive experience with your app :D.
 

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    Ver 0.2.35.67

    Hi

    Ver 0.2.35.67

    Quick fix "Cache not Found" issue.

    thanks

    tom

    for Professional Edition => GCzII_20110202_0235_67.zip
    for Gesture Scroll => GCzII_20110202_0235_67_GS.zip
    for Non touch screen (Standard Edition) => GCzII_20110202_0235_67_STD.zip
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    Ver 0.2.35.58 now!!

    Hi

    Ver 0.2.35.58

    1) Direction/Distance show on Cache List.

    *) "Download All Caches" or "Reload from Cache Detail" when search by below.

    Search by
    - Postal Code/Address
    - Cache Code
    - Current Location
    - Coordinate

    Need to get base Latitude/Longitude by above search.

    thanks

    tom
    9
    ver 0.2.35.61

    Hi

    Ver 0.2.35.61

    1) "Sort by" => "Cache" => "Member Only" menu added.
    2) "Exclude Member Only cache from result" option added.
    (Option => Search Settings)

    This works for English version only.
    To test, rename "GCzII.exe.04xx.mui" if use Language skin.

    I will build Language skin on weekend if no issue.

    Thanks

    tom

    PS) Need help translation!!!

    English: "Exclude Member Only cache from result"
    German: ""
    French: ""
    Czech: ""
    Japanese: "Member Onlyキャッシュを検索結果から除く"
    8
    Probablly, the big wave has come at GC.com.
    The new changes might be huge impact for GCz.
    (Don't know what happen after the maintenounce.)

    The first release date of GCz is Dec/17/2008.
    So, it was 2 years ago. Time is faster!!

    I always tried to fix problems as soon as possible.
    And I've got lots of feedback to improve GCz from members here.
    I really appriciate all of you!!

    Now, I have not decided yet what will continue or dis-continue to work for GCz.
    It depends on the side effect of the maintanouce.

    I hope, it will not be catastrophic destruction.

    thanks

    tom
    7
    Ver 0.2.35.68

    Hi

    Ver 0.2.35.68

    - Minor bug fix.
    - Add Sort Interval menu to "Distance by". (10sec/30sec/1min/3mins)
    - Change strings "F:10/D:2.5/T:1.5" instead of "F:[10] D:2.5/T:1.5" in Cache List.

    thanks

    tom

    GCzII_20110203_0235_68.zip => Professional Edition
    GCzII_20110203_0235_68_GS.zip => Gesture Scrolling
    GCzII_20110203_0235_68_STD.zip => Standard Edition (None touch screen)

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