1. FollowMeSoccer's Avatar
    I am interested in trying out geocaching. Can someone please give me a crash course on how to try out geocaching with my 8330.
    11-15-08 10:31 AM
  2. fyrfyter's Avatar
    I would go to Geocaching.com and read what it has to say about it, before you go out and try it. Essentially, you are looking for something hidden, using only hints to its location, and its GPS coordinates.
    11-15-08 12:53 PM
  3. cook46933's Avatar
    I am interested in trying out geocaching. Can someone please give me a crash course on how to try out geocaching with my 8330.
    Are you asking how to geocache? Or how to use you 8330 as a GPS to go geocaching?

    To learn how to geocache, I agree with Fyrfyter check out geocaching.com. They have their own forums that are extremely active and can really help you out.

    To geocache with your phone, you have several free options and several paid options. There are two free apps in these forums, one is BlackStar which a group of us are developing and is available using the link in my signature. Another free app is Avenger that delta_foxtrot2 is creating, which is also in these forums. If you go the paid route, there is geocache navigator from Trimble which is really good, but has a monthly fee (free trial available). It is directly integrated with geocaching.com through a special arrangement.

    Membership to geocaching.com is free, but if you upgrade to a premium membership ($3 / month) then you can download "Pocket Queries". This allow you to extract all the information about the geocache in a gpx file and import into the blackberry apps. With the free membership you can download LOC files which contain just the coordinates and geocache names.

    Geocaching is very addictive, you have been warned Happy caching!
    11-15-08 03:51 PM
  4. delta_foxtrot2's Avatar
    Another free option, though it is a little confusing at first is TrekBuddy, but it's j2me and needing to multi click drives me nuts at times, still its a really nice app for the most part

    Although someone has already criticised me for not including an imperial option and only having metric in my app, although if enough people (read mostly North Americans? possibly silly poms that are having each way bets) want it I can add it, but metric is so much easier to deal with. Even imperial measurements were standardised on metric, one inch is precisely 25.4mm *ducks*
    Last edited by delta_foxtrot2; 11-15-08 at 04:09 PM.
    11-15-08 04:05 PM
  5. delta_foxtrot2's Avatar
    Forgot to mention TrekBuddy only shows you the basic info too, that and a few other annoying things is what led me to do what I'm doing, but still usable if you have service + BB browser...
    11-15-08 04:37 PM
  6. cook46933's Avatar
    Although someone has already criticised me for not including an imperial option and only having metric in my app, although if enough people (read mostly North Americans? possibly silly poms that are having each way bets) want it I can add it, but metric is so much easier to deal with. Even imperial measurements were standardised on metric, one inch is precisely 25.4mm *ducks*
    Now who would do a thing like that?
    11-15-08 05:34 PM
  7. delta_foxtrot2's Avatar
    Now who would do a thing like that?
    I could say it's open source, and well your free to add these features yourself lol

    (you have no idea how long I've been waiting to tell someone that!) lol
    11-15-08 05:41 PM
  8. JStiner's Avatar
    OTA for B* BlackStar?


    I read in here about it but could never find the link to get it.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    11-15-08 05:53 PM
  9. FF22's Avatar
    Read Cookxxx's signature above for a link
    11-15-08 07:00 PM
  10. delta_foxtrot2's Avatar
    Read Cookxxx's signature above for a link
    That only links to a zip file, he was asking for an OTA link which I don't believe there is one.
    11-15-08 08:07 PM
  11. cook46933's Avatar
    Correct, there is no OTA for BlackStar yet

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    11-15-08 09:20 PM
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