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BlackBerry geocaching /w Blackstar Navigation and CacheBerry

Postby GizmoGuy411 » Sat 2009-03-07, 05:13:41

<b>Blackstar Navigation 1.6.4, 2009-Oct-09</b><br><br>
<ul>
<li>Great for GeoCaching</li>
<li>Great for Hiking</li>
<li>Save the location of your campsite while hiking</li>
<li>Submit cache updates</li>
<li>Field Notes per Waypoint</li>
<li>Directional Compass</li>
<li>Integration with Google Maps and BlackBerry maps</li>
<li>Night Mode</li>
<li>GPX/LOC Importing</li>
<li>Search for 20 nearest caches</li>
<li>BackLight Lock</li>
<li>Supports BlackBerry Devices</li>
<li>Improved Storm Support</li>
<li>Track Functionality</li>
</ul>
Link: <a href="http://blackstarnavigation.com/About.php"><b><ul>Blackstar Navigation</ul></b></a>
<hr>

<b>CacheBerry Version 2.1.7, 2009-Aug-26</b><p></p>

<ul>
<li>Geocaching Compass and NEW Radar</li>
<li>Storm version with multi-touch</li>
<li>Supports Geocaching.com GPX format</li>
<li>View comprehensive listing details</li>
<li>View recent logs</li>
<li>View and decrypt hints</li>
<li>View Travel Bug® inventories</li>
<li>Show cache on Google and BlackBerry maps</li>
<li>Enter and Export Field Notes</li>
<li>Sort by nearest, recent finds, waypoint, title</li>
<li>Uploadable Field Notes</li>
<li>Search waypoint, title, description and owner</li>
<li>Import from SD-Card or USB transfer</li>
<li><a href="http://www.cacheberry.com/History.aspx"><b><u>Click here to read more about the latest release</u></b></a></li>
</ul>

<p>
<table border="1"><tr><td><img width=240 height=180 src="http://nwogeo.org/images/topic_posts/Capture0_5_32.jpg"></img></td><td><img width=240 height=180 src="http://nwogeo.org/images/topic_posts/Capture0_13_27.jpg"></img></td></tr><tr align="center"><td>^ List screen example ^</td><td>^ Cache screen example ^</td></tr></table>
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<table border="1" id="table1"><tr><td>
<img border="0" src="http://nwogeo.org/images/topic_posts/Capture7_26_34.jpg" width="240" height="180"></img></td><td>
<p align="center">pending</img></td></tr><tr align="center"><td>^ Compass
view ^</td><td> ^ Radar view ^</td></tr></table>
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Link:
<a href="http://www.cacheberry.com/"><b>cacheberry.com</b></a>

<p>This post updated 2009-Oct-12</p>
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Re: CacheBerry - Paperless BlackBerry geocaching

Postby sunrenay » Thu 2009-03-12, 03:09:38

Anyone using their blackberry? I've been considering getting one when my contract renews.

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Re: CacheBerry - Paperless BlackBerry geocaching

Postby GizmoGuy411 » Thu 2009-03-12, 05:44:38

A couple of us have them. Mine is the 9530 Storm and I have been using Cacheberry a little for a while. I've always been primarily a paper cacher, and as much as I like technology, I have not adapted to paperless very well.

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Re: CacheBerry - Paperless BlackBerry geocaching

Postby OnDHunt » Thu 2009-03-12, 19:56:31

I have a Blackberry, and every time I see Gizmo I am reminded that I need to try it. Right now I use an old Palmpilot for paperless caching. I can not believe that when I first started out I would print everything out!
I am an amazed cacher!

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Re: CacheBerry - Paperless BlackBerry geocaching

Postby GeoFlint13 » Thu 2009-03-12, 23:02:34

I always print out the cache listings. I use paper that I have given to me that has already been printed on on side, so it's not like I'm contributing to the rising deforestation problem. I jot down notes and stuff about the cache and things on the page. If I had a Blackberry or PPC or something, then I would probably go the paperless route.
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Re: CacheBerry - Paperless BlackBerry geocaching

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Re: CacheBerry - Paperless BlackBerry geocaching

Postby GeoFlint13 » Mon 2009-03-23, 02:08:21

Good Luck & Happy Hunting!

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Re: CacheBerry - Paperless BlackBerry geocaching

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Re: CacheBerry - Paperless BlackBerry geocaching

Postby cachergirl27 » Mon 2009-03-23, 03:06:30

Colorados work wonderfully for paperless caching, too. Even on Multis, you can mark the waypoint & put in the new coords. I'm spoiled now, I went caching this evening on a whim, and had to actually waypoint the coords.....it was a pain!

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Re: CacheBerry - Paperless BlackBerry geocaching

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Re: CacheBerry - Paperless BlackBerry geocaching

Postby GizmoGuy411 » Mon 2009-03-23, 11:55:51

Screen shot of the new Compass feature!

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Re: CacheBerry - Paperless BlackBerry geocaching

Postby GizmoGuy411 » Mon 2009-05-25, 16:33:54

CacheBerry Version 2.0.6, released 05/23/09.

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Re: CacheBerry - Paperless BlackBerry geocaching

Postby GizmoGuy411 » Thu 2009-05-28, 01:52:04

Yesterday I found my first geocache entirely using my Storm. It was Mighty-Mo's "" cache.

I started the CacheBerry application, then used the browser app to visit the cache website at Geocaching.com. I then downloaded the GPX file, just like I would do on my PC.

CacheBerry immediately intercepted the download and prompted me to either load it into CacheBerry or merge it with existing data.

I then selected the cache from the list in CacheBerry, and brought up the compass feature.

With the compass feature, it worked much like using my dedicated GPS unit. The compass updates a little slow, but knowing that I was still able to find the cache with the Storm showing it 8 ft away.

While I would still prefer to use my Garmin GPSMap 60CSx, the phone performed well enough to the cache.

It is nice to know that I can find a cache with no PC and no dedicated GPS unit if need be.


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