It’s been too long…

It’s been way to long since the last post here. But I can assure you, it’s not because nothing happened…

Last month I released iCaching 6.0 (and two smaller fix updates) featuring a vastly improved logging window. It’s now easier than ever to log all your geocache finds (and yes, also your DNFs :-). Start by importing the finds log from your GPS (most paperless GPS have such a file), or by dragging geocaches you found into the list.

Edit your logs with a nice description and the right log type. You can edit multiple logs at the same time by selecting multiple logs in the list.

Add pictures to your logs on the Images tab.

And conveniently log your travelbugs in the Travelbug tab. There you see the TBs available in the cache you visited, to log them as ‘discovered’ or ‘grab’. And you also see the TBs in your inventory, to log them as ‘visited’ or ‘dropped’. You can also log as ‘auto visit’ and the TB will automatically visit all the other logs in your list.

Next to the logging feature, I also improved the way to import your found and owned caches into your library with two items in the new Library menu.

So I hope you all enjoy (i)Caching!

Logwindow_v6.0.2

 

iCaching 5.7 with Pocket Query notifications released

Yesterday I released version 5.7 of iCaching.
Big new feature is the Pocket Query notification. iCaching lets you know when a new pocket query is available for download. And you can download it straight from the notification, without going to the pocket query window.
Furthermore we refreshed several parts of the application with a new icon design.
New look

Notification1

Issue with login to Groundspeak API

Several users contacted me reporting not to be able to log in to the Groundspeak API from within iCaching.

I started an investigation, but even an older version of iCaching (that did work for sure previously) cannot log in any more. So it was not a code change on iCachings side that broke the login.

Currently I’m in contact with Groundspeak to solve this problem.

Excuse for the inconvenience.

Update June 17, 2016

The friends at Groundspeak were able to figure out that the issue is related to login and user language. They are working on a fix.

In the meantime there is a workaround:  temporarily change your user language in your Geocaching account to English. Then login in iCaching and after that you can change your language back to whatever you want.

Geocaching language settings

Version 5.5 with trackable logging is live

This message is a bit late, but in the meantime version 5.5 went live.

This version has a completely revamped logging window, and adds the ability to log trackables along with your cache logs.

When preparing the logs, it keeps track of your inventory. So if, for instance, you log a trackable as ‘Retrieved’ from the first cache log, you can log it as ‘Visited’ in the second log. This was THE most asked feature, so we hope you’ll enjoy it!

Adding and removing images to and from a cache log has been vastly improved too.

Trackables

Trackable logging

It is coming….

Soon in iCaching: Trackable logging!Trackables

Filter caches excluding mine

We regularly get the question if it is possible to make a filter that excludes owned caches. At first sight this might seem impossible, but it is possible.

In the Filter dialog you can add so called compound filters. You can nest other filters in such a compound filter row.

  • Hold the option key (also called alt key) while clicking on a + sign to add such a compound filter.
  • Choose the ‘None of the following’ filter from the list
  • Nest the filter that you want to invert inside, in this example ‘Owner begins with yourName’

Et voila, you filtered the caches not owned by you. Of course you can use this construction for other filters you want to invert. There are also compound filters for Any or All of the following.

Compound filter

iCaching 5.1.2

Today we release iCaching 5.1.2 in the Mac App store.
Especially on Mac OS X 10.9 (Mavericks) there were several flaws that are fixed in this version. Apart from the fixes we also added some nice improvements.

Improved:
– Multiple logs for the same possible in Log Window
– Can load field notes from Looking4Cache
– Last open Geocache is persisted between application runs
– Hint button hidden when no hint available

Fixed:
– Fixed several issues in Mavericks (window layout, enabling menu items)
– Loading user logs only on application start, not every 5 minutes
– Saving GCVote password did not work
– All waypoints had the same icon in the Waypoints tab
– Several other little annoyances and small performance improvements

iCaching 5.1

Today in the App Store: iCaching version 5.1
This version fixes the known rough edges of version 5 as mentioned in the release notes in the App Store.
And we add a nice new feature: a Map on the Waypoints tab. Now you can see the location of the cache and the additional waypoints in one glance while browsing through the cache list.
New waypoints tab

iCaching 5.0.6

While waiting for the approval of iCaching 5.0.5 with bug fixes for the export bug and crash on sorting on coordinate, we fixed a lot of other issues. Because it will take a little while before those fixes can be in the App Store because of the (way too long) approval period Apple takes, I make this update available again for direct download from here:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/gklu8qouxuenfwh/iCaching%205.0.6%20Beta.zip?dl=0

This version fixes the following bugs (compared to 5.0.5):

  • The pocket query dialog was broken on Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks
  • Updating Favourite points didn’t work
  • The Favorites folder wasn’t updated
  • The sort order in the cache list could get lost
  • Loading Photos could crash in Mavericks
  • Only new logs are imported on application start, instead of all logs of the last month
  • The split view in the log and waypoints tab was wrong on application start while these tabs were open
  • Fixed export to CSV
  • The table header on the logs tab looked weird in Mavericks

iCaching 5.0.5

Last Thursday we released the long awaited version 5.0 and received a lot of enthousiast reactions.
Although we tested a lot and had a beta period, there appeared to be a few issues with this version.
Fortunately the database conversion issue we reported here before seems to be contained to just a few cases. We were not yet able to reproduce that issue.
But there are two other known issues:
1. The application can crash on startup if you have sorted on the Coordinate column in the cache list.
2. Export to all non-GPX file formats and older GPS devices doesn’t work.
Both issues are solved in version 5.0.5 that is send to Apple for review. In the meantime you can download a (temporary working) fixed version: https://www.dropbox.com/s/q163qja545yo37k/iCaching%205.0.5%20Beta.zip?dl=0
There are a few other, more minor, issues that are currently investigated and will be solved later on. If you find anything, let us know.