CacheMe is a geocaching application for the N9. It uses the database of www.geocaching.com and shows the geocaches on OSM (OpenStretMaps), Cloudmade and Nokia maps. Beside the normal maps it also can show satellite images. You can load the cache descriptions, logs and waypoints.
It is a port of the great CacheMe application © 2011-2012 by Till Harbaum. For more information about the original CacheMe, please have a look at www.harbaum.org/till/cacheme/
One of the features is support of the Groundspeaks GcLive API. This allows Groundpeak premium members quickly to access unlimitted geocaches data. Also you can load GPX files for offline usage.
Non premium users will only be able to fetch the data of 3 (traditional) geocaches per day. This is a limitation given by Groundspeak and not of CacheMe itself!
CacheMe now also supports offline maps. With a tool like MOBAC you can fetch maps from OSM or another free map service and store them for offline usage in CacheMe. Simply save them in the Big Planet Tracks SQLite format and save them somewhere on the phone. Then open the settings in CacheMe and select offline maps and the stored file.
Get it from here: [wpfilebase tag=file path=’software/harmattan/cacheme_0.8.16-1-Harmattan10_armel.deb‘ /]
Since it is a lot of work to keep it working and to full-fill all requirements of the Nokia Guidelines, I decided to not provide it for free anymore. If you buy the app, you encourage me to continue the work on it!
Before you buy it, please try out the trial version! Trial version: store.ovi.com/content/219788 Full version: store.ovi.com/content/304221
Since the new 0.9.x version uses an access key, I am not able to provide the source any more. If you are interested in the source, please get in contact with Till Harbaum: www.harbaum.org/till/cacheme/
Old (not supported version)
There is an old version available which does not work any more with the online maps of groundspeak. How ever you still can use it if you have pocket queries (GPX-Files):
[wpfilebase tag=file path=’software/harmattan/cacheme_0.8.16-1-Harmattan2_armel.deb‘ /]
The source code of the old 0.8.16 version is available as well:
[wpfilebase tag=file path=’software/harmattan/cacheme_0.8.16-1-Harmattan2.tar.gz‘ /]
Please have a look at the official help for Till Harbaums version: www.harbaum.org/till/cacheme/help.html. The documentation there also fits your N9 version.
For additional information, please have a look at the FAQ below.
- Q: What is the difference between CacheMe for the N9 and the official CacheMe from Till Harbaum?
A: CacheMe is the official application developed and maintained by Till Harbaum. How ever he does not support the Nokia N9. I took his CacheMe version and made it run on Harmattan, the operating system of Nokias N9 smart phone. It’s basically still CacheMe with a modified GUI. I added some features which I missed in the official version.
- Why is it not free anymore?
It is a lot of work to keep it working and to full-fill all requirements of the Nokia Store guidelines. So I decided to make a non free version. If you buy the app, you encourage me to continue the work on it! To try it out, there is also a trial version. It has the same functionality but terminates after 10 minutes.
- Q: Can I use it offline?
A: It does not fully support offline usage. This is on one side due restrictions from Groundspeak, the owner of www.geocaching.com on the other hand due technical limitations. If you are a Groundspeak premium member, you can generate GPX files. Those can be used with CacheMe while you are offline. Also, there is now support for offline maps (see above).
- Q: I downloaded the complete Nokia maps for my country in the maps applications. Why does CacheMe note use thes?
A: Nokia does not provide an API for usage with 3th-party applications.
- Q: How can I help?
A: I am always happy about a feedback. Add a comment below or send me an email.
- Q: It always brings an error message about too many geocaches
A: CacheMe will get overloaded and will hang, if it has to process too many geocaches at once. To avoid that, it limits the number of geocaches to be shown. If you get this message or if it hangs, please zoom closer and use the option to hide own/found geocaches.
- Q: I need help
A: Send me an email or use the forum at http://talk.maemo.org/showthread.php?t=79177
There is also a general FAQ at Tills Harbaums website: www.harbaum.org/till/cacheme