Originally Posted by sequi
as far as I have seen, all Android APP as Navionics
, NV, etc, are *paid*. Do you know of any free APP?
I think your best bet is to do as wrong suggested and run opencpn
. Either install linux
, or run from a linux
chroot in android.
A few months ago I did the groundwork to get opencpn
to actually natively run on android. There are a bunch of benefits over running inside linux, the most important is the ability to fully support the graphics hardware
with opengles, rather than using software
rendering (which is slow, but apparently perfectly usable on faster tablets) Other benefits are to use android UI better, and to use a small fraction of the disk space needed compared to running opencpn inside linux. I intended it to be very fast on _any_ android device.
So far there is a working app for android that supports raster charts
, but no vector charts
, and no hardware
rendering yet. The development is stalled because there are only two people (myself and dave) who have worked on it, and I personally don't even own an android tablet or smartphone, so I am using the emulator inside linux. If some how I could get an android tablet or smartphone I would be very much more motivated to finishing the support but I am low on cash (about $200) and trying to sail another year and 12,000 miles, that it's barely enough for food