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    I have a Nexus android tablet, which I use with Navionics.

    I have recently acquired an NMEA to Wi-Fi adapter, which broadcasts GPS and AIS data.

    Does anyone know of an android app which will display AIS data (i.e. not derived from the Internet)? Open CPN would be ideal, but there isn't an android version.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joker View Post
    Open CPN would be ideal, but there isn't an android version.
    Yes there is, look in playstore, it's worth paying the small amount for the up to date version.
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    Default Re: AIS Android app

    There is an Android version of OpenCPN 'cos that's what I use for AIS.

    However, Navionics on Android now displays AIS data so I might well start using that rather than OpenCPN but I need to do testing first.

    See recent thread: http://www.ybw.com/forums/showthread...App-Update-AIS

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    Last edited by RichardS; 09-07-19 at 09:36.

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    There are two versions of OpenCPN on Play Store; one asks for money [he must be a shyster] and the other is apparently not compatible with a Nexus tablet.

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    Navionics now displays AIS targets, but not course, track nor collision warnings, and is thus not suitable for the job. So far anyways - there may be further updates which improve on this, or perhaps not if Garmionics doesn't want to further step on the toes of the hardware chartplotter market (which includes their own devices).

    The paid OpenCPN Android version by Dave Register on the Play Store is the genuine one and the money goes to support the guy that created the software (and Google of course). The other one is very outdated and not really worth bothering with.

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    Default Re: AIS Android app

    Pretty sure Marine Navigator offers AIS (might be optional for a further hefty investment of £2.09 on top of the initial mighty £6.32)

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...ator2&hl=en_GB

    late news - yes it does:
    WHAT’S NEW
    2.1.17 Maintenance Release
    * fixing chart set activation via email for devices running Android 8 and higher
    * introducing notification channels required by Android 8.1
    * fixing animation handling if user disables animation in developer options
    * various minor bug fixes
    2.1.16
    * AIS available as in-app-billing feature
    * support of AIS class B receiver (report type 18, 19 and 24)
    Last edited by RivalRedwing; 09-07-19 at 12:03. Reason: update

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    If the paid for OpenCPN android is genuine, then that's what I'll go for.
    I was sceptical about paying for open source.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joker View Post
    There are two versions of OpenCPN on Play Store; one asks for money [he must be a shyster] and the other is apparently not compatible with a Nexus tablet.
    2 versions, Dave register is the author, not a shyster. Fully supported and updated. The other is maison automatic. Ancient and unsupported, missing loads of stuff. It's still opensource, download and compile the latest release if you want though apparently compiling for android is a bit involved.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joker View Post
    If the paid for OpenCPN android is genuine, then that's what I'll go for.
    I was sceptical about paying for open source.
    As GHA says in #8 and me in #2
    Fear not, pay the few Bucks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LadyInBed View Post
    As GHA says in #8 and me in #2
    Fear not, pay the few Bucks.

    I use this and paid my dues works on my Android tablet fantastic
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