Sunday, March 18, 2012

New Logging Experience Coming Soon to Geocaching Site


It’s been a busy few months for the folks over at Groundspeak. Yesterday was the launch of a brand new souvenir celebrating 17 years of Geocaching, and last week the company announced that it was working on updates to the cache logging pages.

According to the blog post outlining the changes, the site code hasn’t really been changed much since it was created 17 years ago and the old code is preventing the team from adding much-requested features such as adding a favorite point and photo to drafts.

So, to help address the issue and help speed up feedback and site fixes across the board, Groundspeak has debuted a new log page. At the moment, the page can only be accessed via the Drafts feature but it should be rolled out ‘soon.’ In order to view the page, users should start a log on their mobile device, them move to the computer to finish the draft.

Here is a list of the new features that will be added:

  • New look with bigger buttons and drop-down menus
  • Ability to add or remove a photo
  • Ability to add a favorite point
  • Easily report dropping and movement of trackables
  • Report problem with cache easily from menu

If you want to preview it without having to use the Draft feature, you can hop over to the geocaching blog and scroll down to watch the video.

It is worth noting that this is still kind of in beta, and more features may be tweaked or added before it goes live site wide. If you try it out and want to give your impressions or suggestions, this thread has been set up for that purpose.

Happy geocaching!

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