Hi Dave, It looked good to me, so I went ahead and got it yesterday for my new cellphone, a 6 inch display quadcore with just 1Gb of RAM running Android 6.0 that costed just 99€. I have been spending MANY hours trying to load my charts, same charts that work perfect with my win10/laptop running OpenCPN 4.6.1 but it wasn't working even if I was telling the program wher my charts were located. Not until I PLACED MY CHARTS EXACTLY in the RIGHT DIRECTORY. I have placed "mycharts" directory inside the device storage under this path: /storage/emulated/0/Android/data/org.opencpn/mycharts .
3 stars only because while it works perfectly on my Samsung S7 Edge, it keeps crashing all the time on my Samsung Galaxy Tab S2. Such a pity, I was obviously more inclined to use this app on my Tab rather than my smartphone. Dave, are you able to do something to improve stability on the Tab S2 please? KR, Francois
Many people ask about the benefits of the Paid version of OpenCPN over the free. I can give a few reasons why it is much better. 1. Ability to store charts on SD-card. 2. Vastly more energy efficient - the app will sleep when screen is off (this is a configurable parameter). 3. Plug ins such as GRIB viewer, tides etc available. 4. A better user interface with more functionality and configurations.
Refreshing to see this app on Android. Used it for many years on Windows. Would like to see the ability for it to read Transas charts and also get the Climatology plugin. Captain Ian Engelbrecht - Worldwide Yacht Deliveries
Problem: my opencpn on desktop work sending active routes to my instrument via nmea wifi nmea moduler, opencpn android fail, I don't see a way to save nmea log so i can compare. Yesterday and this morning the app just became un-usable, crashing all the time. Now it seems ok.. go figure! I am not out sailing...i am happy to send logs if i can find how to.turn them on
Great app! I shadowed an expensive, integrated Ray marine system in a coastal trip of some 500 miles and Opencpn was dead on - and easier to operate. Would like to see Active Captain integrated. Also Squid dio won't download POIs. Following bigdumbboat and it appears fix is known. Need to push out the update! But other than that, great. Samsung Galaxy Tab A6
Correct possible fault on high resolution displays.
Improve Language translations.