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Who can lead a Wherigo expidition?

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Who can lead a Wherigo expidition?

Post by GoldCircle » Tue Mar 05, 2013 11:02 am

I was looking at my statistics - and all the funny symbols for cache types that effectively none of us have logged and so I wondered who might have a GPS unit that can load a Wherigo cartridge? Or a 'Pocket PC' if such a thing still exists?

There is the princely sum of 3 such caches on the island - and wondered if any kind soul might offer to lead and expedition to one or other of the three - one in Drogheda and the other two in the general direction of Belfast/Downpatrick.

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Re: Who can lead a Wherigo expidition?

Post by Fjon » Tue Mar 05, 2013 2:04 pm

I believe there is an app that will run it on an iPhone, and perhaps Android too? Could be wrong though.

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Post by THE_Chris » Tue Mar 05, 2013 7:28 pm

I'm in (hopefully) if there is a Whereigo to be done. Would like to get one, and my GPS doesn't do them. No smartphone either.

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Post by dino » Tue Mar 05, 2013 7:37 pm

Definitely an Android app but obviously you need an android phone ;-)
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Re: Who can lead a Wherigo expidition?

Post by GoldCircle » Wed Mar 06, 2013 8:58 am

Awesome! =D> That's a useful bit of community resource!

However, I use a brick, not a smartphone... but I uess it won't be too hard to find someone who lives in the modern era, I guess!
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Post by GoldCircle » Thu Mar 14, 2013 9:43 am

My brick died, so I now have a smartphone. 8)

However, the app crashes when I access the Inventory in Shipwrecked... so not sure how much further down the road to a find I am. I was in Belfast the other night and I was sorely tempted to take look at one of the other two wherigos...
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Post by dino » Thu Mar 14, 2013 4:30 pm

What phone did you get?
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Post by GoldCircle » Fri Mar 15, 2013 1:09 am

Galaxy Ace II - Android 2.3.6/Gingerbread. I guess that can be updated.

The GPS on it is very fast and the accuracy seems, well, reasonable. Not great, but reasonable.
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Post by dino » Fri Mar 15, 2013 4:16 pm

Must be a problem with that wherigo then as you should have enough memory to run the app. Have you tried another one?
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Post by GoldCircle » Fri Mar 15, 2013 4:19 pm

Yes, the other two cartridges seem to run just fine.

I guess we'll need someone with an Oregon, so.
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Re: Who can lead a Wherigo expidition?

Post by dino » Fri Mar 15, 2013 4:59 pm

Is that a Windsocker wherigo? I think it was one of the very first in Ireland and there were problems getting it set up. I think I remember a conversation with Steve and he wasn't able to get the builder working so decided to get a friend to code the cartridge from scratch. That may mean bugs with apps?

On another point I'd recommend CacheSense for general caching. Great app!
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Post by GoldCircle » Fri Mar 15, 2013 8:22 pm

Yes, Ship Wrecked (GC19X2R) is one of Windsockers.

I'll check out that app - thanks for the suggestion, as the official GS one is just rubbish and ugly to boot - resembles a pair of tight nylon pants from the 70s.
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Re: Who can lead a Wherigo expidition?

Post by TheBigAndyT » Tue Apr 23, 2013 10:50 pm

There was a great one in carnfunnock. Really enjoyed it
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Re: Who can lead a Wherigo expidition?

Post by SuperDave_GPS » Thu Aug 29, 2013 4:11 pm

The old iPhone Wherigo player, which used to be called "Pigo" has since been updated and renamed to, what else "Wherigo".
Even though I have the app on my iPhone, I've never used it mainly because I also have the player in my Garmin Oregon.

Be advised that the Wherigo cartridge builder has NEVER come out of beta development - actually, it's even still in Alpha, and hasn't had any updates to it since 2008.
The Wherigo community had big plans for it, but all hope was basically lost when Garmin decided to drop Wherigo, no longer install it in their new handheld GPSs, and try their luck out at their own version of it called "OpenCaching", which hasn't really taken off.

The crashing of the Wherigo cartridge is not a result of the Garmin Oregon nor the Apple iPhone, but a result of the Wherigo software still being in Alpha. It is VERY buggy, but still quite useable. It is VERY advisable to save the cartridge's gameplay throughout every stage of the cartridge. Trust me, it'll save you a lot of needless frustration if you do frequent saves so you can continue from where you left off instead of restarting the cartridge from the beginning after every crash.

Have fun. Be safe.

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