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This blog post is our monthly(-ish) newsletter style blog post. Cachetur.no has always been open, and to ensure that we stay open we want to use this newsletter to share information about what’s going on.

Recent changes

We have started utilizing some new parts of the API, and added support for import of geocaching friends. Right now, friends are only visible on the cachetur geocache detail page, but we intend to grow the feature over the coming weeks.

Since you often start the next subtrip on the same waypoint you ended the previous subtrip on, we’ve added a “Clone to next subtrip” feature.

 

We have refurbished the trip template gallery, and added new search and filter functions.

We have merged the old notification settings with the general settings, and improved the display of settings. Cache change notifications can now be turned on/off separately for trips and lists.

We have added the option for invitees to decline invitations, and remove their own access to trips/lists.

We have added support for sector calculations for multiple 360° challenges.

We have also added a new tool to help add caches from (several) lists to a trip, with everything displayed on one map.

Various bugs have been fixed, and we’ve added new bugs to fix later.

The full changelog is available here.

Things we’re working on now

We are continuing to work around the issues with the new API in parallel with trying to get issues resolved with Groundspeak. Even though we’re still operating at a reduced level, things seem to be relatively stable now.

We are also working on the next version of the app, where we focus on completing the checklist feature, adding more information and doing some general improvements.

The Cachetur Community will be removed in 1-2 months, and we are working on replacing it with our other support channels (Slack is awesome).

We feel we are a lot smaller than we should have been in both Germany and the UK (fewer than 100 users in each country), so we are actively working on ways to improve our German/UK user growth. If you have any ideas, please share them with us!

Things we intend to work on soon

We intend to start working on getting the most out of the geocaching friends data soon.

And we hope to finally be able to finish the API upgrade, and switch to the new authentication. But we have done all we can, we just have to wait for Groundspeak to fix the issues on their end.

Upcoming events

Attending a cachetur.no event, class, talk etc. is a nice way to learn more about the site. Our wonderful ambassadors, and even some really cool users, will be attending several events during the next months.

 

Event Region What
February 11th
Mega-Event Cache GC82MF1 I stua til Korsgat
Trondheim, Norway workshop with
Korsgat
February 14th
Mega-Event Cache GC82QW1 Footie77 – Cachetur.no workshop # 1
Lørenskog, Norway workshop with
footie77
February 16th
Mega-Event Cache GC80M2H MiGO Winter Social – 2019
Michigan, USA class with
Merlin1392
February 17th
Mega-Event Cache GC82TK2 Let’s take a cachetur
Vancouver, Canada workshop with
twlare
February 24th
Mega-Event Cache GC82F8R thomfre & Heltinnens
cachetur.no Workshop #2
Haugesund, Norway workshop with
thomfre
February 25th
Mega-Event Cache GC839DZ Nok en gang i stua til Korsgat
Trondheim, Norway workshop with
Korsgat
March 2nd
Mega-Event Cache GC837YV You CAM cachetur?
Maryland, USA workshop with
platoaddict

Our economy

Running cachetur.no require a constant focus on our expenses, we want to provide you the best service we can, but we can’t consume more services than we are able to pay for.

2019 started very well, but have slowed down considerably. We hope people will renew their support this year, cachetur.no depends on it.

Remember that all of us that work on this site (and app), including developer and all ambassadors, do this for free in our spare time. Cachetur.no does not pay anyone 🙂 Positive feedback is the only pay we get, so please, do give us the feedback you think we deserve.

Other related news

Haven’t watched the Caching in the Northwest show with twlare yet? Watch it here:

Remember the current and upcoming souvenirs:

  • Suvenirlogo CITO 2019, Season 1
    Earn a souvenir by attending a CITO event between March 1st and May 31st
  • Suvenirlogo International Geocaching Day 2019
    Celebrate geocaching! Log any geocache or attend an event on Saturday, August 17, 2019, and earn the International Geocaching Day souvenir.
  • Suvenirlogo CITO 2019, Season 2
    Earn a souvenir by attending a CITO event between September 1st and November 30th
  • Suvenirlogo International Earthcache Day 2019
    Get ready to rock the entire weekend of October 13th and 14th. Find and log any EarthCache to earn the International EarthCache Day souvenir.
  • Suvenirlogo GIFF Week 2019
    Attend an official GIFF event between November 7th and November 17th
  • Goodbye 2019
    Find a cache or attend an event on December 31st
  • Hello 2020
    Find a cache or attend an event on January 1st

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