September 1, 2014

Geocaching with Geooh

According to Wikipedia, geocaching is an “outdoor activity in which the participants use GPS or other navigational techniques to hide and seek containers (called “geocaches” or “caches”).

I  learned of an app alled Geooh today from its developer, Mobiltect. According to them, their application far exceeds that of others designed for mobile platforms. They even boast it might best GPS devices that run more than $400 a pop. I took a look around the website, and from what we can tell, Geooh looks full of features.

Disclaimer: I’ve never done any geocaching before.  I’ve considered it, but didn’t realize how easy it could be until just recently. The screenshots of Geeoh alone have me curious enough to give it a shot though.

Integration with Google Maps Navigator almost seem like pure cheating, but hey, we all like the occasional walkthrough in a pinch.  Of course, there is also radar view, compass view, plain coordinates and more.  If any app were to get me going, it might be this one.  So, with that, I am going to see what I can (literally) dig up around my town!

According to the features page, Geeoh offers:

  • Opens GPX, LOC, and KML formats
  • Bulk downloading and local storage of multiple files with delete capabilities
  • Paperless geocaching
  • Deleting of individual waypoints
  • Sorting and filtering
  • Speech input
  • Displays geo-points on Google maps
  • Street and map views
  • Rotating compass overlay on maps
  • Navigate to location
  • View overhead GPS satellites
  • Multiple language support
  • Launch web browser
  • Touch screen interface
  • Post field notes via SMS
  • Google Maps Navigation!

You can find Geooh in the Android Market today for $11.99 US.  Download it, try it out and let me know what you find!  You can also scan the barcode below with your Android handset to get taken directly to the product page.

  1. Opens GPX, LOC, and KML formats

  2. Bullet Bulk downloading and local storage of multiple files with delete capabilities

  3. Bullet Paperless geocaching

  4. BulletDeleting of individual waypoints

  5. BulletSorting and filtering

  6. BulletSpeech input

  7. BulletDisplays geo-points on Google maps

  8. BulletStreet and map views

  9. BulletRotating compass overlay on maps

  10. BulletNavigate to location

  11. BulletView overhead GPS satellites

  12. BulletMultiple language support

  13. BulletLaunch web browser

  14. BulletTouch screen interface

  15. BulletPost field notes via SMS

  16. BulletGoogle Maps Navigation!