Updated the connector sample to version 1.0.9. Changes:
- Fixed a bug related to Android 4.0 and HTTPS-Requests.
There are some more bugs occuring with some of the newer devices and android-versions. An update for GeOrg is on its way.
The connector sample is now at version 1.0.7. Changes:
- Fixed a bug with spoiler-handling.
- Fixed a bug concerning userdata.
Many of you have contacted me asking if GeOrg will continued to be maintained. It has been a pretty busy time for me lately and I couldn’t put as much effort into GeOrg as I would have liked to. Of course, development on GeOrg will continue. Please be patient if some updates take a bit longer.
The connector sample is now at version 1.0.6. Changes:
- Fixed a bug with some URLs …
The connector sample is now at version 1.0.5. Changes:
- Support for different screen sizes
- Fixed a bug when downloading GPX and not having spoiler-download enabled.
We just updated the connector sample, fixing some bugs. You can find the current version – which is now 1.0.3 – here
UPDATE: We’ve had one user report another problem with the source code, so now we are at version 1.0.4
A few days ago a new connector for GeOrg has been published in the Android Market. It was written by the owner of www.BCaching.com. With this connector you can access data from your Groundspeak PocketQueries housed at BCaching without importing large gpx-files into GeOrg. Instead, GeOrg displays caches on the Map-Page and within the Find Neaby-Page live from BCaching.
Now, that sounds nearly like what people are doing with the offical Groundspeak iPhone-App all the time. What’s BCaching anyway and is it legal?
First of all, it IS legal. BCaching is operating with Groundspeaks consent. Also, only premium members get to use its features, because you have to define Pocket Queries before getting at any live data at all. That out of the way, this is how it works:
- First you create an account at www.BCaching.com (it’s free)
- Then you initially upload one “My Finds” Pocket Query to bcaching.com
- After that your account is established and you can upload other Pocket Queries. You can also set up your Pocket Queries to be sent directly to your mail-account at BCaching so that BCaching always has the latest information from your Pocket Queries.
You can now access your Pocket Query-data at www.bcaching.com on your computer, from any mobile device via a slim and fast mobile browser-optimized version of the site or – and that’s the news – directly from GeOrg.
Whenever you find a cache you want to do (on the Map-Page or the Find Nearby-Page with the BCaching-Connector configured and enabled), you can choose to download that cache to your CacheDB. If you set up your Pocket Query to automatically update the BCaching-database, you’ll get fresh new information while keeping your CacheDB small and fast.
Also information in the BCaching-database accumulates! You can cover a vast area with Pocket Queries by defining several to run on different days of the week – overcoming the PQ/day-limit and avoiding continually importing all those huge heaps of data.
You can find some more information about BCaching at their site. Expect to see some additional features in GeOrg targeted at the BCaching- and the Opencaching.de-connectors in the future.
Today we updated the OC.de-connector as well as the sample-connector. A czech user notified us about a bug when using providers with proxies that compress HTTP-responses. He also was so kind as to provide us with a “ready to merge”-patch for the problem – thank you very much!
If you don’t have problems with connectors right now, you don’t really need to update.
We upgraded the connector-sample to show how spoiler-downloads can work in custom connectors.
We have published our connector for the german geocaching-website Opencaching.de on the Android Market. If you are geocaching in germany you might want to install it to get live-access to the opencaching.de-database from within the MapPage and the FindNearestPage.
We just updated our connector-sample. We recommend upgrading to the new one. Get it here.