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Teachers: Geocaching is easy with these Android apps


A couple of years ago, I discovered the game of geocaching via the Boy Scouts. It is fun, family-friendly outdoor game, where items (called caches) are hidden and you are challenged to find them. To aid in your hunt, you are given the GPS coordinates of where the cache is located, Appolicious reports. What makes geocaching a challenge is the types of caches used and how they are hidden. Folks can be very creative and deceptive in how they hide them. The only rule is they cannot be buried. Geocaching has been described as an “electronic treasure hunt.” Since geocaching required a GPS, Android-based smartphones are a great tool to use since you normally have them with you. To participate in geocaching, you will need to create an account at Geocaching.com. On that website, you can search for caches, create lists of them, log your finds and even create your own. Grounspeak is the company behind geocaching. They recently opened up their API so developers use create Android apps to connect directly to their
database. Below are some of the apps currently available to geocache on your Android device…

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