Opencaching Tipping Point

TweetThe phrase tipping point refers to the point in time when an idea spreads on its own, organically. It is the point where attitudes change and the general population starts to move in a new direction. A little over a year ago Garmin introduced opencaching.com. Since that time Garmin has offered promotions and incentives to […]

Listing Sites Add Features

TweetThere is nothing static about the major listing sites.   Geocaching.com has released “Challenges” to a mixed reception.  Opencaching.com has introduced “find verification” but that requires a firmware update.    I’m not sure how either of these will make geocaching more fun. The “find verification” tools over at opencaching.com will no doubt be appealing to […]

Opencaching on other Platforms

TweetWhen opencaching.com was launched I figured it was a way for Garmin to create demand for their GPS receivers.  Today’s announcement of iPhone and Android apps for opencaching leave me wondering what Garmin is up to.   Gregory over at Toronto Geocaching has posted a first look at the opencaching application.  The app looks good […]

Virtuals Come to Opencaching.com

TweetI haven’t been caching long enough to remember virtual caches.  I’ve talked to some folks who have and there are mixed feelings about this type of cache.   The geocaching community does seem to be excited about them though.   Opencaching.com has introduced them virtual caches to their site. It may be easier for opencaching.com […]

Is Garmin Looking After Your Rights?

TweetGarmin’s latest ad for opencaching.com is turning up the rhetoric.  This might be a nice ad but I think Garmin is missing the point.   Quality caches are the best way to attract users.  Here is the ad as it appeared in the latest issue of Outside magazine. Garmin continues to attack Groundspeak on the […]