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.
Since the last As the Cache Turns, we’ve released a new version of the app, and we’ve completed the switch to the new geocaching.com API.
We have also done a lot of tweaking on background tasks, to make cachetur.no run smoother.
As with the previous campaigns, we’ve also made a point calculator for the Cache Carnival souvenir campaign.
We have added some nice new features, like bulk add of waypoints. We’ve fixed various bugs, and continued working in improvements of admin and moderator tools.
Things we’re working on now
We are working on simplifying some things, and add clarifications where needed. To make it easier to get started, we’ve also started working on updating the help center. And several of our ambassadors have made some nice new instructional videos. Remember to follow us on YouTube!
The Cachetur Community will be removed very soon, it will be replaced by 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, 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 still intend to start working on getting the most out of the geocaching friends data soon, and utilize some of the new data the new API provide.
We have a lot of other requests in our backlog as well, but we haven’t made any further decisions on priority.
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.
GC848FX Creation Celebration 2019 – jak na keše & Cachetur
|Prague, Czechia||class with
GC84185 Creation Celebration: Cachetur
|Washington, USA||workshop with
GC84E5W GPS workshop – cachetur.no
|Kongsvinger, Norway||workshop with
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
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Remember the current and upcoming souvenirs:
- CITO 2019, Season 1
Earn a souvenir by attending a CITO event between March 1st and May 31st
- Cache Carnival
The first souvenir campaign in 2019, from Monday March 25th 12:00 UTC to Sunday April 14th 12:00 UTC.
- 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.
- CITO 2019, Season 2
Earn a souvenir by attending a CITO event between September 1st and November 30th
- 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.
- 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