I suspect there is disagreement among the volunteer developers on monetizing open source software, hence this free version. Thank you. After some initial struggle to load the charts, they are now on the SD card, and work fine. I rely on the awesome desktop version - which is one of the greatest gifts to humanity :) - for planning, and use this one as a backup and for fun, at least until I become more skilled with it.
With internal gps. I cannot get it to connect to my wifi tcp/ip server to get nmea data for gps and ais? The same settings on the windows version works fine. Are there special app settings required for android app?
The Android plot of OpenCPN might not ready for prime time. Even the pay version will not match the functionality and stability of the desktop version. Having say that, it is working just fine as a backup (with LG G4, Samsung S4/S5, Sony Z3 and Z5). It is handy to have a mini OpenCPN on a phone. It is great to have an Android version that allow us to experience OpenCPN for free. Indeed, it might be the best Android ENC viewer that we can get right now.
I believe that most people having trouble with this app really just don't know how to use it. I have used the Windows, Linux and Mac OS versions for years, so for me it was only learning the Android path for my stored raster charts. Yes, this IS the "real" version. OpenCPN is open source and free. There is another version on Google Play that you have to pay for. I don't know why?
Great start on the android port of great open source software. Seems like chart loading isn't quite consistent yet though. Asus t701 did cm93 but won't see rasters. From other reviews seems hit or miss. Recommend you get a subforum in forum so you can get some solutions to common probs posted. Searching android solutions was not feasible.
Crashed several times on setting up but now charts installed stable, although hudl 2 has Intel Atom processor. More testing to do. Fine on phone. Also working on TF101 running Tim Duru lollipop overclocked to 1600.
Almost identical to PC OpenCPN, but with some differences due to Android/tablet implementation. Too bad the BSB4 plugin does not work on it. But no problem with other raster charts and no problem with CM93. Like it a lot.
This is not a real opencpn app. Go to opencpn and you will see they do not offer an android version. I installed this and it does nothing, not even close to the version I use on Windows, but another app to collect your info.
I really couldn't find a way to download charts. Help me please. Anyone can please give me some links to download charts. And info on how to apply them. Im not just quite good with programs. Thanks
Works fine with Phones internal GPS. Having trouble Pairing with a GARMIN GLO bluetooth GPS. Areas to work on. Depth soundings are almost unreadable Font too small. And adjusting the settings settings on a Phone such as mine almost impossible. (Samsung S6 Galaxy Edge) Anyone got it working with Garmin GLO bluetooth GPS? If someone can help me with that, I will give the APP 5 stars.
Loaded without problem on my thl100s phone, including my C Maps. Appears to do everything the windows version does. Looking forward to trying it afloat.
Great app using with AIS wifi PilotsTech unit. All vessels (AIS targets) including your own can be monitored even from your cabin. Salute to the programmers! Used on Mac, Windows, and now Android version. Never fail to amaze me.
Works great, all functions check out on my Samsung PRO tablet. Note : Chart loading is an issue on some devices or possibly relates to the version of Android.
All indicators point to this app is a welcome addition to android. The well proven Open CPN format has been duplicated with success. Importation of routes and tracks very convenient and easy. Many chart formats supported including CM93. Once downloaded can be moved to SD card, thus saving space on your device main memory. Well done.
I have a cheap Android tablet and was able to down load all my Explorer charts for the area in which I'm sailing. The programme works very well. I'm very happy thank you very much
So happy with the result it really works on my samsung tab4, connected to AIS PILOTECH via wifi. Thank you very much
I have a galaxy A5 version 4.4.4 i am trying to conf chart but app not accept. I go to file and app stop not let me to select opencpn.conf. it go to file folder and stop. Try to fix this pls or advice me how to solve this problem.
Works nice with home made ukho arcs bsb charts ;) . Btw what is the difference between this version and the other one, except the price tag ;). ?
I was pleased to find this as it's android but I can't get it to load any maps?
CM93 won't load. Just the background map. No position in status bar as well although good satellite signal. Status bar showing only COG & SOG
On the pc version I can get grib files ans show them on Open CPN - how to do this on this version?
Not locating the charts anymore. Cannot create a new pathway to my charts.
Thanks. Works well. Charts loading, Gps positions, settings all works well as in my phone as same as in Windows version.
A program called Poiconverter off internet converts free. Will this Android version get weather routing etc?
Worked on my asus tablet... using it to monitor our ships position when on my cabin... wish it has a night mode...,
Use it for one year on Motorola Moto G3. Works stable and smoothly. Loads charts easily. Very very good application !
Needs option for both chosen starting point from google Maps or entered lat and long for planning . Needs "How to" instructions in menu . GS4.
Just installed it, works perfectly as far as i can see, pretty much the same as the pc version
Application hangs when trying to add chart directory.
working fine and have a quite good map of Finnish Gulf from OpenSeaMap. Using with Lenovo ideapad A10 and Nokia BT GPS
Collaborative effort of many volunteers.
Works as Well as my PC Version! But it's nice to have on my Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime ( WIND )
It works fine on my bq aquaris x5
Looking for those plugins
Cannot load downloaded charts, raster or vector (s57). Not sure where to request help because the author of opencpn does not support this free repackage. Here is what my log says: Starting chart database Update... Searching directory: /storage/emulated/0/Charts/ENC_ROOT for *.kap Searching directory: /storage/emulated/0/Charts/ENC_ROOT for *.geo Searching directory: /storage/emulated/0/Charts/ENC_ROOT for *.000 Searching directory: /storage/emulated/0/Charts/ENC_ROOT for *.s57 Searching directory: /storage/emulated/0/Charts/ENC_ROOT for 00300000.a Finished chart database Update Error: Failed to set temporary file permissions (error 1: Operation not permitted) Chart cache purge. So, time to uninstall and use the official supported version ( this review is for the free opencpn, 4.1.1028
Crashed several times on setting up but now charts installed stable, although hudl 2 has Intel Atom processor. More testing to do. Fine on phone.
Have tried to load Cmap CM93 vector maps and LINZ New Zealand BSB charts without success. Have used both successfully on PC Windows version of opencpn but wont load on my android version running on my Samsung 10.1 tablet. It appears load, or at least look at the directory that holds the chart files but all I keep getting is the base map supplied with the app. I also notice that when the app starts there is the word raster appearing at the top of screen and possibly a dropdowm menu but this disappears when the base chart and menu items appear. I have tried reloading the app and also the charts to different locations but no joy. Is there anything else I can try? I have looked at all the online help and forums but other than what I have tried no other suggestions are given. I like opencpn but need help otherwise I will just give up. Please help!
I use this app exclusively. Intuitive and stable. Nice work and GREATLY appreciated!!
Same features and running faster than the paid version
can't load the Charts . :( :(