Most Used Android Software For Geocaching And GeoCheckpointing

If you are involved in GeoCheckpointing or Geocaching and own an android powered smartphone, you can choose from many applications suitable for these outdoor GPS games. There are available both, free and paid apps. In this article, we will have a look at the most popular free applications and their features.

One of the most used apps is c:geo. It allows to import Geocaching or GeoCheckpointing GPX files (you can generate the GPX file which contains GPS coordinates and other information about the caches or geocheckpoints on the GeoCheckpointing/Geocaching website). C:geo has very intelligent feature for searching GPX files stored in your smartphone. It is able to find all GPX files in your phone, no matter if they are located in the c:geo directory or elsewhere. It can also connect to the Geocaching server and download the nearest caches, so if you have an internet connection enabled, you do not need to download GPX file for Geocaching. C:geo can navigate you to the target using a compass (default navigation) or you can choose another app (e. g. Google Maps).

Another free solution for GeoCheckpointing and Geocaching users is Locus. This software can also import GPX files and navigate to the target using a compass. In addition, you can use different map providers. The maps can be saved in different zooms for offline use. This may be very useful when you are traveling abroad and the data roaming would be too expensive.

There is also an online navigation app called GeoCheckpoint Finder. It can be launched in any browser and used for the navigation in the same way like the apps from Android Market. There is a compass navigation feature and you can simply let you navigate using another app like Google Maps. You can enter the coordinates manually or automatically download the nearest GeoCheckpoints. The advantage of this app is the possibility to use it even if your phone is not equipped by the GPS.

If you need to navigate to a single target, you can use GPS Status. The strength of this apps is not in the navigation features (which are very basic), but in lots of useful information provided. You can e. g. see the satellite map or use it to speed up GPS by downloading a-GPS data.

Active users, who place new GeoCheckpoints or caches for others, may like simple but very useful application called GPS average. This software makes number of readings and average the coordinates. This way, you can get more accurate coordinates.

The Google Nexus S Showcases The Latest Android Software

The Google Nexus S represents the next generation of the Google Nexus series. The original handset was manufactured by HTC, however Google have opted for Samsung to produce this instalment of the franchise.

It is absolutely packed with features, ranging from a 5 megapixel camera, Wi-Fi internet browsing, advanced touchscreen, and of course, the latest Android software. The handset measures up at 123.9x 63x 10.9mm and weighs in at a pocket friendly 129 grams. The 4 inch super AOMELD capacitive touchscreen is on hand to display up to 16 million bright and vivid colours within the confines of the 480x 800 pixel count. This makes it a great phone for displaying photos, watching videos, playing games and internet surfing. The screen also comes with multi-touch input support, proximity and accelerometer sensors, and a touch sensitive shortcut panel.

A generous onboard storage capacity of 16 GB is provided as standard, meaning that right out of the box, the handset can be used for storing thousands of music tracks of various formats, video clips, photos, documents and additional apps. The level of storage means that expandable memory such as a microSD slot is simply unnecessary.

The Google Nexus S relies on both GPRS and EDGE to provide it with its initial means of internet access and wireless network connectivity. Additionally, Wi-Fi can be utilised for fast internet browsing and download speeds of up to 7.2 Mbps in 3G covered areas can be enjoyed thanks to HSDPA. Bluetooth is included alongside micro USB, DLNA and GPS for additional connectivity options.

The Google Nexus S is an impressive digital camera on account of the 5 megapixel offering which is capable of taking very high quality snapshots. This is thanks to autofocus, touch focus, LED flash and an operating pixel resolution of 2592x 1944. As an additional means of image capture, the camera can also shoot high definition video footage at a rate of 30 fps in WVGA quality.

The Android OS (v2.3, Gingerbread) works in harmony with a 1 GHz processor to provide a customisable and versatile interface. The processor provides the power to run demanding applications with ease and keeps the interface running quickly and smoothly.

The Samsung Galaxy S represents the best in smartphone technology, and ticks all the boxes. It boasts an impressive spec list whilst retaining great aesthetic style and an impressive user experience.