You can find geocaching tools for most phone carriers and I am familiar with the iPhone and Blackberry versions (see blog post). I am less familiar with the Nokia phone and its Ovi store for apps until a fellow geocacher (Chico Valdez) reached out and mentioned he was creating a Geocaching app.

 

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This app will allow you to see geocaching news feeds from fellow geocachers, and full disclosure moment, this geocache blog is included. It’s a FREE app and was developed by a geocacher, which supports that this is a tool that can be used by us geocachers.

The link directly to Chico Valdez as the developer is here and to the store section is here.

As someone new to Ovi, I thought I’d investigate and was frankly impressed by some of the statistics out there:

Source: Nokia Ovi Store Forum

The Nokia Ovi Store has a Global reach of more than 190 countries, available in 30 languages and it is also adaptable to 135+ device models (not sure Apple can claim that)

And how much is it used? The statistics as at October 4th 2010 show:

  • There are 2.5 million downloads a day with more 2.6 apps downloaded per visit
  • Each active user is averaging 8.5 downloads per month
  • Active users from more than 190 countries
  • Games continue to be #1 for paid downloads and apps continue to be #1 for free downloads
  • 90% of mobile consumers now have Ovi Store in their local language

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Impressive stuff, and I am excited that a geocaching app is available on another platform.

What do you think? Are you aware of other geocaching apps and platforms that you’d recommend? I thought this one that was a geocache blog roll-up was a little different to the standard apps. I am happy to spotlight it here to share…

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