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
Since i knew the desktop version and since I saw many positive reviews I paid the price and tested the app. One feature is lacking (quilting of charts). There is a chart problem where the manufacturer demands a munimum size where the charts are visible. If you'd have a 2m monitor it would work. To use ENC charts i set the size of the monitor to 2m and i use the maximum size for the toolbar. Settings for official charts (ECDIS) should not have influence on settings for a inflated phone app. With some custom settings/hacks it works for me.
I was unable to find any useful information that would allow adding any map. The website is filled with page does not exist messages. This appears to be simply a means to steal $9.95. Google Play should review this app and probably remove it. I went so far as to load a version on a windows PC. That was equally unhelpful. The PC was v4.4. The android device was Samsung TM-280. The forum appears to be disfunctional.
Now our Samsung S4 Cellphones and Notepad can run routes using the on board GPS. A very compact and inexpensive solution and a great asset in the cockpit. Looking forward to getting Nmea data with AIS on the tablet which OpenCPN will do once we have wifi + AIS on board. Thank you!
An android version of the best open source chart plotter, navigation software. This version has a lot of additions (compared to free one in store) and support from the author. I am so happy I found it!
The one and only Was good and got even better. Top app for navigation!
OpenCPN for Android Version 1.0.12 has many improvements affecting performance, reliability, and security. Visible user interface changes include the following:
1. French language support fully implemented.
2. Improved display rendering on high-display-density devices, especially for Vector charts and AIS overlays.
3. Improved user interface for Chart Downloader PlugIn.
4. Improved support for SDCards.
5. Support for additional generic USB device inputs, including AMEC-150 AIS receiver.