Well, duh? I think it is pretty straight forward that Geocaching.com is working on stealing or absorbing Munzee‘s players. A QR challenge? Ok they labeled it differently but … its a Munzee. Do I care that they seem to be blatantly copying from another game? Not really. Especially if they can improve upon it.
I don’t know how well Munzee is doing nationwide, I just know that it hasn’t really caught on in my area. I have checked back on several occasions and there are currently only two active Munzee’s in my city. To add to that, I went to go scan the closest one and it didn’t scan. That may have been because it was dark or there was a problem with my app; it really doesn’t matter. The point is that Munzee hasn’t grabbed me the way that Geocaching did.
Yes, I know that some areas have more Munzees than others. I also know that there are other geocaching services besides Geocaching.com. That is all irrelevant. I use Groundspeak’s version because it works better for me. The same with Munzee. I don’t really care much about them because they are not convenient for me.
Speaking of convenience, I am still on the fence as far as challenges go because I can not complete them on my mobile device. I think that challenges would really take off if you could grab them while you were out, spur of the moment, like you can geocaches. The exciting thing for me about this new info is that it hints that there will be some mobile access for challenges. Wouldn’t that be nice?
So, what do you think? Would challenges (or the new Munzees) be more fun if you could just whip out your phone and seek and complete them on the fly?