InternetCaching

An internet treasure hunt platform.

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Internetcaching is an internet based game in which participants hide and seek objects anywhere on the internet in exchange of points or rewards. Most internet caches require web development skills to solve, create or find the caches.

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Jacqueline von Tesmar
Jacqueline von Tesmar@jacqvon · Community at Product Hunt ⚡️
Hey @internetcaching, Can you tell us more about what you've built here? What was your inspiration?
Thore Aalvik
Thore AalvikMaker@internetcaching · Hunting internet caches
@jacqvon ¡Hola! I like to say that it's a new concept based on old school internet culture. Have you ever heard of Geocaching? Let me get back to that later. As a continuous internet explorer I like Cicada 3301, Internet Story -check it on youtube-, Alphabet/Google hiding links in its website, Notpron, internet misteries, ascii art, ANSI art, Easter eggs, text adventures, books, legends, ciphers, stories, etc. About a year or two years ago I was highly interested in making a ciphers book for kids and began exploring and researching. Last summer I discovered Geocaching and I felt in love with it and some time later I had the idea that became what is today InternetCaching and besides all of that, it became what I personally wanted a perfect place to make a blog and talk about interesting things. I realized that abstracting yourself, the internet can be seen as another geographical area, maybe there're no coordinates but there're IP's, ports and the websites source code -that although we've all seen ascii there's plenty of more space for it and not only for ascii but for ANSI art aswell that looks beautiful on source code. Internetcaching is then a new game, a website to create and share your own created internet caches, a website to learn how to hide content on the internet in plain sight -we, developers can see what most people can't- or in different protocols and ports and a community platform for people interested in these topics. Another idea appeared in front of me while developing it and that is that internet caches could also be a way for companies to promote content or offer coupon codes on their website's source code instead of only telling stories and solving puzzles. I started to develop internetcaching.com as a hobby like project in November of 2017 buying the domains webcaches.com, internetcaches.com, webcaching.net and internetcaching.com I finished the development of the website in a month and a half and then I let it rest for a few months until I continued and finished it in May 2018 with a more organized development plan.
Garg Ankit
Garg Ankit@graciousgarg · Silicon-Meat Interface Engineer
This is like Geocaching, but for nerds :D
Damjanski
Damjanski@damjanski · Do Something Good
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