Garmin Will Buy Munzee.com

TweetIf the folks at Garmin are smart they will buy munzee.com.  Why would Garmin buy a smart phone game?  To start with, the new generation of Garmin GPS receivers with built in cameras already support QR codes.   Once it’s supported in hardware telling the device what to do when it scans the code is just […]

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 […]

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 […]

Curation vs Reviewing

TweetAs most people know, one of the fundamental aspects of geocaching.com is that every cache gets reviewed prior to being listed publicly.  This policy is in effect to protect the integrity of cache listings.  In that sense maybe the volunteers should be called curators instead of reviewers. There are about 200 volunteer reviewers that act on behalf of Groundspeak […]

It IS About the Numbers

TweetMany posts I’ve read online question Garmin’s motive for launching opencaching.com.  A recurring theme is “why do we need another listing site”.   From what I can tell this isn’t so much about what a cacher may need, it’s about about what Garmin needs.    As $4 billion dollar company Garmin needs to protect it’s market […]