A great app that introduces users to the exciting world of geocaching. Parents and children can use this app together as they explore the great outdoors and find treasures along the way.
Geocaching Intro is a great app featured in our At-A-Glance: Outdoor Apps For Kids post that introduces users to the exciting and adventurous hobby of geocaching. This app provides an easy to use platform for children and parents to use together as they set out on their voyages to find the latest caches and enjoy a little adventure along the way.
- Instructions for geocaching
- Geocaches based on location
- Map for guidance
As a newbie to geocaching, I wasn’t sure what to expect, but this app made it very easy. The app interface is very easy to use and is great for beginners as it includes a bit of information on geocaching. It also includes several geocaches to choose from based on your location which helps users if they don’t want to venture too far. The map is very clear and with the arrows pointing to where you need to be and the written instructions help in case the map seems to be a little off.
While this app is not specifically an educational app, parents may choose to incorporate various lessons regarding nature as they go on each adventure. They can also teach their children how to follow directions, read a map, and follow directions as they venture out to find their latest cache.
Geocaching is an adventurous hobby and this app helps newbies get accustomed to how it all works. From the time users find their first cache, they will likely already be hooked. With each new cache that is found, users can find other caches based on their current location if they are using a device with internet access in the field. The full-version also allows for saving specific caches to find without using the GPS function on their device if they want to use another device. Overall, this app will likely turn children and parents into avid explorers.
The free version is a great way for beginners to get a taste of what to expect with geocaching as a hobby. Those that are interested in more adventure and added features such as saving caches, hints from other users, and logs of caches found may choose to purchase the full version. Priced at just under ten dollars for the full version seems to be a bit high, however for those who love the adventure and excitement of geocaching it may not be too bad.
Geocaching Intro does not have any social media links or advertisements to be concerned with, however it does offer the full version to purchase within the app. The interface itself is pretty easy to use and maneuver through and is great for teaching children about reading maps, compasses, and following directions. With that said parents will likely be using the app with their child as they move along their expeditions due to the nature of the activity, but children will have no problem using the app themselves.