iPhone Geocaching App

Do you have an iPhone (or other mobile phone with web access?)PQViewer on the iPhone

Then you might be interested in helping beta test my new web applications: PQViewer.

It is a pocket query viewer for mobile devices. Geocaching without your cell phone is not usually safe and many paperless cachers take a PDA with them. Now, you do not need to take a Palm Pilot or PocketPC with you… just your iPhone (or other web-enabled mobile device)!

The idea behind the web app is that you upload your pocket queries to the site (before you leave the house). Once out, you’ll have access to the PQ’s through the web interface. You can only display data from one pocket query at a time. Features like search and filters are being worked on (as of this post).

The user interface isn’t the final version. For now I’m just getting the all the basic features to work and then will go back to make the UI pretty (and more iPhone friendly). (Also, I don’t have an iPhone yet, so testing is limited for me.) Please send feedback to maccaching@mac.com.

Check out the PQViewer here.

Garmin + 10.4.10 can be troublesome

This is just warning that if you use a Garmin based GPS, there is an issue with the latest OS X update: 10.4.10.  A system call changed from 10.4.9 to 10.4.10 that breaks gpsbabel.  If you upgrade to 10.4.10, you may not be able to transfer waypoints to/from your Garmin based GPS.

Build 113 – Fixed Problem in Coordinate Editor

Download: Mac Caching Build #133 – Cache editor crash fixed (5.3mb)

After editing coordinates MacCaching might crash. This build fixes this problem. Thanks to edbusch for pointing it out. This was very similar to a problem early on. Looks like I missed this in my regular testing!

Build 112 – Added CacheMate Export to File Menu

Download:  Build 112 – CacheMate in File Menu (5.3mb)

As requested, added “Export to CacheMate” to the file menu… (So you don’t have to send your caches to your GPS to export them.) Logs still are not stored by Mac Caching. Despite that, you could use MacCaching to simply convert GPX files to CacheMate (palm) format files. There is still the option to automatically load into Palm’s Hotsync Manager.

Build #105 – Fixed Preferences Loader

Download: MacCaching Build #105 (5.1mb)

A quick fix with the preference loader that would sometimes cause a crash at MacCaching’s launch.

MacCaching 0.6.2

Finally. Download: MacCaching 0.6.2 (5.1mb)

This build of the 0.6.x releases should work.

I didn’t realize I was compiling the cmconvert and gpsbabel utilities incorrectly. I apologize for the trouble. Please let me know if this version still doesn’t work!

MacCaching 0.6.1

Download: MacCaching 0.6.1 (4.6mb)

Please See Build 0.6.2 Instead.

See the post for 0.6.0 for the new features. This is a quick follow-up release because I goofed when compiling the final build. Most of the code was set to i386 only.

Update: 06/10/07: Okay, this build isn’t right either. An updated release is in the works.

Midwest Geobash 2007

Just a quick question… who here is attending the Midwest Geobash?  The event takes place on July 20-22 at the Noble County Fairground in Kendallville, IN.

My family is in Indiana, so I was thinking about attending.  Let me know if you’ll be attending.  If so, we can say Hi!  Drop me an email, leave a comment, or make a post on the Mac Caching forums

MacCaching 0.6.0

Screenshot for 0.6.0This release represents the move advanced version of MacCaching, to date. Read more for a complete list of features and then go Caching with your Mac!

Download: Release – 0.6.0 (5.1mb)

Do not download this release. Please See Build 0.6.2 Instead.

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Build #100 – 0.6rc1

Download: Build #100 – 0.6rc1(5.3mb)

This is Release Candidate 1 for 0.6.

Did some work on the distance calculator, fixed a delete bug, and a couple of bugs in the menus.