First, a key caveat. This app works with older Android OS versions which have the menu button functionality. That wasn't a problem for me when I tested it, so it didn't impact my score. However, if you don't have the menu button on your Android OS, this will be challenging. Note: That dependency doesn't exist for the full version, only for the Lite version. This app pulls in the high quality NOAA maps, and allows to set destinations and plot the current GPS position on that map. The NOAA maps are free. There is a learning curve, and this app would be improved with a five minute tutorial of how to do these things, but overall it's pretty awesome, even for a free app.
FIX for installing maps on devices (e.g. recent Samsung) with no hardware Menu button, where long-press on lower-left "Recent apps" button does not produce the Marine Navigator menu: Go to Settings ==> One-handed operation ==> Side key panel ==> Manage keys. Drag one of the three default SHOWN ON PANEL buttons down to the AVAILABLE list, and drag "More options" up to SHOWN ON PANEL. Then activate "Side key panel" in the Notification panel, drag the Side key panel from the left (or right) side of the screen, and click the three vertical dots. Voila! You now have a hardware Menu button (a.k.a. "More options")! This is a great app for simple GPS tracking of your position on high-quality charts.
Ztoyman Update on the lite version of this app. Been using for over a year in the coastal waters of Florida. Still have had no issues. I have it on my phone as well as 2 different brands of tablet using a GPS receiver dongle when offshore. The Samsung users are having issues primarily due to not understanding their own hardware. Sorry guys, but it is what it is. Trying out the full version next to see how it fares. This one is a winner for me and i have recommended it multiple times to others and will continue to
Love both versions I have both on my Nexus 7. Great app. Trying it now on my LG G4 phablet. Holding back one star for pinch and zoom. Seeing a lot of people who don't know to press and hold device bottom right button to access the import menu
Great app! Works very well with downloaded SHN charts, and developer response is instant! For the people like me using a s5 reporting it didn't work, you just have to long press the recents button to use it as a menu button.
Galaxy S5 same problem mentioned No menu buttons makes the app totally useless. There are too many different phones out there, don't depend on hard buttons!
* update to latest Android version
* soft menu button to open menu
* update of GUI (holo or material design depending on android version)
* updated of download links (New Zealand)
* minor bug fixes
Play in the outdoors with Android as your Handheld GPS and offline topo maps!