With the weather finally improving, we are much more inclined to outdoor activities. Geocaching is a great sport for combining technology and an urge to get in touch with nature, and fortunately there is quite a few Windows Mobile apps to help you find the elusive hidden treasures.
GateCacher is one such app that was specifically developed with â€œcaching-on-the-goâ€ in mind. It allows one to download cache information directly from the geocaching.com website, request caches nearby and if needed, import GPX files generated by geocaching.com, facilitating â€œcaching on a routeâ€.
- Finding caches (near you, near GPS coordinates, by cache (GC) code or by GPX import.
- Support for multiple caches (only memory bound, 100-200 caches has proven to still be practically useful).
- Support for multiple waypoints per cache (also memory bound, in practice 10-20 is useful).
- Paperless caching. Saves (stripped version of) information webpage from geocaching.com, including description, hints, additional waypoints, statistics, the first five logs and a clue editor.
- Navigation, by compass, radar or GoogleMaps (currently in Beta test).
- Basic coordinate calculations (currently supporting projection and intersection).
- Navigation integration (with Garmin Mobile XT, Route 66 v7 and TomTom).
- Automatic saving on exit, so all information is maintained.
Read more and download the freeware app at the Gatecacher website here.