March 13th 2017

When I established the forums in 2005 it was to offer a more richer web experience and greater functionality than the platform where we started this social adventure in 2003, Yahoo Groups. The forums were once a busy hive of activity and provided locals and visitors with a wealth of information just like the Geocaching Ireland Discussion Group on Facebook today.

It was a time where we didn't have the many social media platforms we have today, and it was a different time in terms of mobility and technology. There was no instant access to information, no Google Maps and a very limited base map on your GPSr. Mobile connectivity for me was a 9600bps Infrared connection from a Nokia to a laptop and in later times to a PDA using WAP.

As we moved into the social media era so did our forums users. Geocaching Ireland moved there too, and we have a thriving community on the Geocaching Ireland Discussion Group on Facebook. As a result, forum activity isn't what it used to be and I have taken the decision to disable new registrations to the forums and to make the forums read only so any information there can still be accessed.

The discussion hasn't ended, it has just moved. Join us on the Facebook Geocaching Ireland Discussion Group .

Donnacha

NFC Geocache

Discuss Geocaching, Announce Your New Cache Here & Discuss Ideas For Caches

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Do you have an NFC enabled device, and would you be interested in an NFC cache?

Yes
3
43%
No
3
43%
What's NFC?
1
14%
 
Total votes: 7

General_Melchett

NFC Geocache

Post by General_Melchett » Thu Jan 03, 2013 12:49 pm

Hi guys,

I'm thinking of setting a small multi cache using NFC (Near Field Communication) technology, but unsure how many cachers in Ireland actually have an NFC enabled device.

Would this be something that would interest you guys? Or are there not enough folk with NFC to make it worthwhile? Let me know in the comments below, what you think!

Thanks.

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Re: NFC Geocache

Post by theswerve » Thu Jan 03, 2013 7:14 pm

A great idea...but only a few phones have it...
They were recently in the game called "Munzee" and got very mixed reception...Might take off eventually

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Re: NFC Geocache

Post by General_Melchett » Thu Jan 03, 2013 11:10 pm

I thought that Munzee thing was just QR codes?

I think I'll go ahead with the cache anyway at some point, but also make it non NFC friendly too. :)

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Re: NFC Geocache

Post by theswerve » Fri Jan 04, 2013 11:32 am

Sold out at moment..

http://store.munzee.com/products/nfc-tags

Just put phone on or near it and you capture it...

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