Groundspeak's Geocaching Intro is a free iPhone app. The description in the iTunes store pitches the Geocaching Intro app to those who are "finding [their] first few geocaches".
- Automatically selects nearby geocaches recommended for beginners.
- Tips and instructions for finding a geocache and for what to do after finding it.
- “Live Search” continuously updates nearby geocaches based on current location.
- Upgrade to paid Geocaching app from within the Geocaching Intro app.
As of November 2013, the Geocaching Intro app filters geocaches as follows:
- Only Traditional caches within a 5-mile radius of the user's location
- No Premium Member Only caches (unless the user is a premium member)
- Terrain rating less than or equal to 3.
- Size rating of small, regular, or large, and a difficulty rating less than or equal to 2.
- Size rating of micro, and a difficulty rating less than or equal to 1.5.
- No caches with Needs Maintenance or Needs Archived logs.
- Only caches found within the past 300 days.
Geocaches that do not meet these requirements will not appear in the Geocaching Intro app.
- Geocaching Intro (iTunes store)