Posted on May 26th, 2009
When you’ve been out walking all day, logging all the finds can be slow, tedious work. Ammotin will hopefully streamline this process. You can click on the caches you’ve found and write your log entry into the activity box.
In order to make the process as smooth as possible, there’s no “OK” or “Save” buttons anywhere. Ammotin will just “do the right thing”. To guard against mistakes, there’s full Undo/Redo support.
Once you’ve completed your logging, you can generate a “Field Notes” file similar to the geocache_visits.txt file generated by a Garmin Colorado or Oregon, and upload it directly to Geocaching.com. There will also be support for Greasemonkey extensions to obtain the activity logs so that if you visit the cache page in Ammotin’s browser, it can auto-populate the log form for you.
There’s lots more I want to do here – for example, given a tracklog Ammotin could create some draft activity logs for you to review and expand on. This would be useful for “power trails” where the caches are often dull and unmemorable.
Getting close to the point where you can use Ammotin to plan and log a day’s activity – yay!