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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

Since the last As the Cache Turns, we’ve added a new notes feature to the app. We’ve also made some improvements to the Cachetur Assistant, fixed various bugs, and continued working in improvements of admin and moderator tools.

We have entered the “geocaching season”, which means that development slows down as geocaching take up much more of the time.

But our support is still as awesome as before, and we would like to welcome our new German ambassador, flower6871 to the team.

The full changelog is available here.

Things we’re working on now

During the summer months, most of us are geocaching – just like other geocachers. So development slows down considerably. Summer means travel, which allows us to meet several of our awesome users – so don’t be afraid to say hello when you meet us at the next event!

But we are still doing stuff, and we are slowly working on improving the help center and other help resources.

Things we intend to work on soon

We intend to continue to improve the new notes feature in the app, and expand it to work directly on the waypoints in a trip, with integration to the task answer feature.

The app is also mature enough, that we have decided to make it available in multiple languages. We have not decided when this is going to happen, but our intention is to be able to provide the app in at least English, German and Norwegian within the end of this year.

We also still intend to utilize the friends feature in the new API better. And we hope to be able to meet more of our users at events around the world, host more workshops and help more people learn how to get the most out of cachetur.no.

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
March 30th
Mega-Event Cache GC7MR74 Vikingevent 2019
Harstad, Norway class with
GorgonVaktmester
June 15th
Event Cache GC879CC Workshop: Trip Planning with Cachetur.no
California, USA workshop with
rragan
May 11th
Mega-Event Cache GC7TTNT GeocoinFest Europe 2019
Manchester, United Kingdom presentation by
Korsgat

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.

Our economy looks good right now, but we still need continued support to keep operating. Thank you to all of you that have contributed!

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

Going to GeoWoodstock? Make sure to meet up with the cachetur.no ambassadors at the Midnight Madness event, near the Panther Island Pavilion at 8:30pm. Say hello, ask questions and join them for a cachetur group photo!

Also 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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