The Wherigo Foundation
The Wherigo Foundation is an organized group of enthusiasts who have come together to develop Wherigo beyond Groundspeak’s initial specification. This volunteer group is comprised of Wherigo Builder and Player developers, artists, and web developers. The group’s immediate goal is to make
Wherigo more accessible and user friendly to the community while working on the long-term goal of reimagining the Wherigo experience.
The foundation is responsible for everything regarding Wherigo: the builders and compilers that make, emulators that test, site that hosts, and apps that play the cartridges. If you would like to volunteer your time, please contact the person in charge of the project to which
you would like to contribute.
Founder; Web site and API - Project Lead
North Carolina, United States
When Wherigo was released in 2008, Ranger Fox began helping people with their cartridges, acquiring the title of Wherigo’s forum moderator and community advocate. He is responsible for the foundation, web site, Wherigo API, hosting, and some public relations. An accomplished geocacher, he enjoys traveling, hiking, and haunted attraction photography.
Wherigo Player - Lead Developer
Mangatome is responsible for developing the foundation's Wherigo Player application.
OpenWIG Player - Lead Developer
Prague, Czech Republic
In 2008, matejcik introduced the first non-Groundspeak Wherigo Player for J2ME phones, OpenWIG. He currently advises player app developers and works on Wherigo's architecture.
Wherigo Compiler - Lead Developer
The one behind Wherigo's compiler, charlenni works on Wherigo's architecture and Player's core.
Python Wherigo Player - Lead Developer
Starting with creating a Wherigo Player for Python, wijnen works on Wherigo's architectrue and is a major help to those creating a Player.
Earwigo Builder - Lead Developer
In 2008, sTeamTraen began working on Earwigo, an online Wherigo builder, and released it to the community as a whole in 2010. He currently helps work on Wherigo's architecture and assists people in the forum.
Urwigo Builder - Lead Developer
Prague, Czech Republic
Since introducing it in 2010, yourself's Urwigo Wherigo Builder has become the world's most popular Wherigo Builder application.
Wherigo Online Emulator - Lead Developer
The first person to introduce a web-based emulator, kikinoot's work has helped to bring Wherigo authorship to more people.
Web OS Wherigo Player - Lead Developer
Kraj Vysocina, Czech Republic
Jakuje is currently working on a Wherigo Player for the WebOS platform.
Michigan, United States
The artist among the programmers, AddHam lends his experience to the foundation as a Wherigo player, having completed more than 200 Wherigo cartridges.