c:geo is a simple yet powerful unofficial geocaching client for Android devices. In contrast to other similar applications, c:geo doesn't require a web browser nor file exports. You can just go geocaching with your phone and without any home preparation or worries. Of course, you can go without paying - it's free.
Get the source
Fork the project source code on github:
git clone git://github.com/cgeo/c-geo-opensource.git
Set up Eclipse
- Install an Eclipse distribution for your OS from http://eclipse.org/downloads/ (you may choose the Java developers distribution).
- Start Eclipse, choose any directory as workspace. Close the welcome screen, if it appears.
- After the workbench has started, select File | Import | Install | Install Software Items From File and select a locally downloaded copy of https://github.com/cgeo/c-geo-opensource/tree/master/main/project/eclipse%20installation/cgeo%20eclipse%20components.p2f. This way you can easily install all necessary plugins.
- After forking the project you should import the two Eclipse projects in your workspace with File | Import | Projects from Git.
- Android SDK r14 including Google APIs V8
- Ant 1.6.0+ for building c:geo on the command line (not necessary when using only Eclipse)
- If you use Microsoft Windows, Google USB Driver to install the application on the smartphone
c:geo sources and executables are located in the
main directory. Tests are located in the
If the workspace directory name contains a space and leads to errors in the -dex Ant target, then you need to set the property "basedir" in your
local.properties to the 8.3 name of the directory where this script is located on your disk.
private.properties(see comments in the file)
local.properties(see comments in the file)
./main/res/values/mapsapikey.xmland insert your Maps API key (see comments in the file)
Building with Ant
Run one of the following commands in
ant help ant clean ant debug ant release
or use the Ant view of Eclipse
- Add android:debuggable="true" in the application settings of
- In Eclipse, create a Debug Configuration for an Android Application using the menu Run->Debug Configurations
The Test classes can be found in the project cgeo-os-test. Test classes should be located in the same package as the class under test. Every class can be "Run As" (or "Debug As") an "Android JUnit Test" from Eclipse. To run all tests use the test suite in CgeoTestSuite in package cgeo.geocaching.test. Further information can be found at http://developer.android.com/guide/topics/testing/testing_android.html
Code coverage / Emma
A code coverage report can be generated with Emma. A little how-to (german) can be found at http://www.blafoo.de/blog/index.php#param=id_32
c:geo is distributed under Apache License, Version 2.0.