The summer is finally here (at least in Norway, sorry Australia)! That means caching season.
We hope that you will enjoy the summer, go on lots of trips and find lots of great caches. And of course we hope that you use cachetur.no to plan those trips 😉
It’s caching season also for us, which means that development will slow down significantly during the next months. Support however will be fully operational during the entire summer.
As of right now, we are about 100 trips away from 20 000 trips, just one year after we celebrated trip number 10 000. We’ve grown a lot during the last year!
And we have grown in all possible ways. A lot has happened already this year. We have moved to a larger server. We have gotten our first foreign ambassadors on board. We have replace Mapzen with GrapHopper. Our user base has grown. Our expenses have grown as well, but fortunately our income has also grown.
We’ve spent a lot of time on building better support tools, and training our ambassadors in using it.
We have introduced several new features, and greatly improved old functionality. We also added some bugs to be fixed later.
We have closed a lot of issues lately, and that is very easy to see in the graph above. The graph below shows number of code changes per month.
The road ahead
A new geocaching.com API was released a couple days ago. So much of the available time will be used on adapting the new API. We are still unsure about the consequences, and if we have to do changes that will affect the current functionality. As of right now, it can look like at least import from lists and pocket queries will be a lot slower.
When the summer is over, we will evaluate our new support tools, and see if they have worked as great as we believe they will. We will also see if we have to make any adjustments. We hope you will take the time to submit your feedback, your ideas and let us know about small annoyances (that might be super easy to fix).
German translation ready
We released a German translation today – translated by our brand new ambassador Don Rodolphos.
Share your experience
Are you happy with cachetur.no? Did cachetur.no help you this summer? Share your experiences under the “Praise” section in our Community!
We love seeing pictures of cachetur.no in the wild. Pictures of your trip plan, with a great view, a fun cache or just in your car. So please share your photos!
Tag your photos with #cacheturno (no dot) on Instagram, or on our Facebook page.
Your pictures will be displayed on the dashboard, and on our social media page.
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