I used this app with AIS nmea signal from my receiver fed in via the usb. It worked but on my first passage with it, over two hours it crashed 4 times. Very frustrating as this was a rough passage and needed reliable AIS so can't rely on this app so will uninstall.
Very impressed indeed. On our first outing while trying it out visibility dropped to yards. It was very reassuring to have warning of the vessel approaching head on before it emerged from the mist a couple of hundred yards away.
Great app thank you. Told lots of friends about it. In coastal Queensland waters at moment and message on screen says 'hotspot requires browser login' so can't see any other boats. Any suggestions?
Add photo of own boat?
I bought a newer AIS receiver to work with my Galaxy S6, it didn’t work. I contacted BoatBeacon and explained the problem; and after a few e-mails back and forth they had a free update available on Play Store within an hour after the solution was implemented. I used BoatBeacon on my Galaxy S6 with my old AIS receiver from Panama to Texas and was never concerned about ships or commercial vessels passing too close to my sailboat.
Vessel photo? Used to be able to see a photo of the vessel. This feature no longer seems to work. Five stars when this is reinstated. Otherwise, great..latest update fixed problem, five stars.
UK & IE Raster charts IAP
NOAA Charts (IAP)
Map tilt - 3D perspective
Tracks for other ships
Aids To Navigation
VHF AIS with AIS Share support for RTL-SDR ( http://pocketmariner.com/?p=1640 )
dAISy external AIS ( https://www.tindie.com/products/astuder/daisy-ais-receiver )
quark-elec external AIS support
EmTrak external AIS support
Can now upload photo for your boat directly from the application.