Do you like geocaching?
Want an iPad, iPhone, iPod geocaching application that can be used offline for paperless geocaching?
Geo Bucket is just the thing for you.
Using application is simple, just install the application, login, and press the Live button in top right corner of My Map to populate map with caches and you are ready to go geocaching.
With Geo Bucket you can store geocaches and maps to your iDevice and you dont have to worry about roaming charges.
The application has a My Map view where the downloaded caches are shown. Click a cache and there will be two actions available in the description. The i button on the left shows details of the cache and the > arrow on the right give you menu for different options.
There are multiple ways to get cache descriptions to the application.
-Easy and fast way is press the Live button in top right corner of My Map view.
- You can also download geocache descriptions via pocket queries using PQ button in the top left corner of My Map view or drag and drop Pocket query files from iTunes.
- You can download individual cache descriptions directly from Groundspeak Geocache web site with the Safari web browser or the embedded web browser.
- You can click the pocket query zip file in the mail application and open the zip directly to the application.
Geo Bucket can be used with a free Groundspeak Geocache account or a premium account.
- With Free account you can download 3 full cache descriptions and 10 000 lite descriptions in 24 hours.
-With free account Live button can download only Traditional caches.
- With premium account you can download 6000 full cache descriptions in a day and 10 000 Lite cache descriptions of any cache type.
From the web download the free account you can use only LOC files, which contain only the cache location information.
The Pocket queries and the single cache GXP file contains much more information about the cache, e.g. difficulty, terrain, last logged comments, hint for the cache.
The cache descriptions are stored in the iPad/iPhone flash memory and you can go caching without internet connection.
You can freely use Pocket Queries and Live data to same location without any worries about duplicates.
Detailed instructions are available on the support page at http://www.facebook.com/GeoBucket (Just press the support link)
The Groundspeak Geocache icons and Powered by Live are copyrighted by Groundspeak, Inc. Used with permission.
Note: Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.
- Bug fixes
- Small improvements to Trackable handling
Ratings and Reviews
Looks good could be great
The kids wanted to try geocaching so I got this app. It is good at allowing you to see clearly all the caches around that you have downloaded and those that have been found are flagged. I did find that I had to add the loc file by using a computer to download the file and then email the attachment to an address used on the phone. The instructions for this were not clear. I also don't get the cache details displayed in the app as the screen shot displays which means I have to go to the web to read details/ clues. (reported) . If this was fixed and a full scene compass / distance was added like in geocache Intro ( the kids found that easier to follow) then I would give this a higher rating.
Brilliant, can't be without it!!!
September 2017: will there be an update to allow the app to work with iOS 11? Waiting for it before getting the iOS 11 update in the iPhone...please 😅😁😊
Still absolutely brilliant!! I much prefer this app than the 'official' one because you can see which different types of caches you found, which helps to locate where you are quickly, instead of a pool of the similar smileys on the map. Priceless offline maps, especially abroad, thank you for creating it!!👍😄
Another terrible update. Map movement is slow or unresponsive. Side buttons no longer work !
Why is this not tested before release. ?? Will revert back to old version again ! Sort it out !
- Matti Mustonen
- 38.7 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 17+ for the following:
- Unrestricted Web Access
- This app may use your location even when it isn't open, which can decrease battery life.
- © Matti Mustonen
- In-App Purchases
- remove advertisements from Geo Bucket £3.99
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.