Monday, October 13, 2008


Hey, just a note to let you all know that I'm still here, I've not forgotten about you.

Lots of stuff happening for me lately, so I've not done much of anything for the iPhone in about a week.

I left work tonight at 10:15 PM. This isn't unusual lately, I think I need to talk with my boss.

Good news on the web archive front, I've made some progress there. Someone has also suggested allowing field notes in the final version, I have thought about this and wanted to get some feedback on it. For the moment I'm thinking of allowing you to add notes and then giving you the option to email yourself the notes with a link to the cache that they are attached to so you can log them or do whatever you need. It'd be great for logging bugs and coins and the like.

Groundspeak's app finally hit the app store this weekend. It's worth checking out, but I'm a bit disappointed in the initial offering -- I was hoping for a bit more than that. Still, there's tons of potential with it.

I'm planning on posting my thoughts about the current geocaching software that's out there and what a user's options are. At the moment things are very usable, and there are a number of choices. Some decent options at the moment, though nothing anyone is dying over. I think that groundspeak has the best shot at that, but there's plenty of room for competition.

Thanks for stopping by, as always drop me a line with feedback or questions, I'm happy to help where I can.

Thursday, October 2, 2008


Before I say anything, I want to say thank you to magicwaldo. That was a humbling thing to read directed at me and I thank you for it.

On another note, for those newer to the program, the compass WILL rotate. I've seen a few comments here and there that this doesn't work. It needs to be turned on, it is off by default. I will be turning this on by default in the next version.

I've been thinking about a lot of things the past week or so, and many of those thoughts had to do with Geopher and Geopher Lite.

I have decided to continue on with Geopher. In the coming weeks I will post on what the initial version of Geopher will be. There's a lot I want to do and likely everything I want to do will not make the final cut. I have lost some time here in my indecision, and I'll be stepping things up to get back on track.

In regards to -- I won't be able to ever do what I originally wanted to do with Geopher. However I think I can make a simple, clean app for dealing with GPX files and offliner caching, while keeping things in line with the feel of Geopher Lite.

In regards to Geopher Lite. Instead of following my own priority list in my last post, I've been looking into a way to archive the current web page. The short answer is that there's no quick way to do this with apple's SDK and I am looking into a way to do this myself.

Many things are on the plate, and my last post summarizes a lot of what's going to happen in the next while. As always, drop me a line via email or in a post here. Thanks everyone for your comments and support!

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DadGuy has been working with apple computers since the mac classic. I love games and puzzles and like to solve problems. I'm having a blast developing for the iPhone and iPad.