I just read a cool article over at PCPro about 5 GPS-based games you can play with your BlackBerry. While most of the newer devices have GPS, the ones that don’t can use cell-tower triangulation which in urban centers is just as reliable.
Geocaching is probably the best GPS-based game you can play with your BlackBerry. It has a huge community and you can get involved at geocaching.com. The idea is simple, drop a package, log its coordinates, and someone else will find it. Blackstar for BlackBerry is the app to check out for this game.
Geodashing is a game about points not prizes. The goal of the game is to visit as many randomly selected locations as possible, which are chosen by the Geodashing computer. To score points, you must come within 100 meters of the coordinates, and be able to describe the location or prove you’ve been there with a picture.
Waymarking is a scavenger hunt for interesting places and unusual objects you may not have noticed before. Waymarking.com lists 229,982 sites around the world that its users have marked as notable, and each is logged with coordinates, photos and a description.
4. Travel bugs
Travel bugs takes elements of Geocaching, Geodashing and Waymarking. Travel bugs involves purchasing a dog tag, to which you assign a mission and drop in a geocached location. A geocacher finds the tag, logs it and follows the mission assigned to the tag. Once completed, you can assign it a new mission. Travel bugs can be purchased here.
5. Degree Confluence Project
A confluence is the point where latitude and longitude lines meet. Each of these locations is a zero point, without minutes or fractions of a degree. The Confluence Project sets players on a journey to visit each and every confluence. A huge task but it could be very rewarding.
Have you tried any of the above?