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Old 29-12-2015, 17:42   #16
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Re: Android marine instruments app

Sorry, deja vu
To be innovative, opt for a dynamic VECTORIAL representation of wind/speed, leelines (see Zeus Touch), and maybe the gap between compass vs. Bow pointing, due to the drifting..

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Old 29-12-2015, 19:01   #17
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Re: Android marine instruments app

Ditto to the suggestion for a swipe function to change screen. It is so tedious to go back to a home screen and search through a menu to find a new display.

Also what about an anchor watch and wifi connection so I can just lie in bed and check my data
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So it's a wired USB connection from NMEA source to tablet?

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No this uses a signalk server as data source so you would install that (on a raspberry Pi) and connect over wifi.
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With Actisense USG-1 for NMEA 0183 devices and NGT-1 for NMEA 2000 networks.
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No this uses a signalk server as data source so you would install that (on a raspberry Pi) and connect over wifi.

So, more complicated than simply dragging a tablet aboard: SignalK server. Raspberry Pi. Actisense USG-1 and NGT-1 for an existing mixed network.

Assumes individual sensors exist. Would have thought individual sensors would already be connected to a display.

What's the tablet advantage?

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Re: Android marine instruments app

Spectacular presentation!

+ on user defined pages/groupings
+ on swipe next view


Allow particular instrument display on multiple pages ie page 1=depth/speed, page 2=depth/bearing

I love it and would buy it...
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So, more complicated than simply dragging a tablet aboard: SignalK server. Raspberry Pi. Actisense USG-1 and NGT-1 for an existing mixed network.

Assumes individual sensors exist. Would have thought individual sensors would already be connected to a display.

What's the tablet advantage?

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They are commodity hardware (so they don't cost 5,000 GBP) and you can take them anywhere on the boat.
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Re: Android marine instruments app

watching with interest.... this is clearly the future. Best of luck matey.
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IMO the best idea for apps like this is to allow the user to select which instrument(s) appear on which page. Also, it might be a good idea to allow more than 2 instruments on a page. The reality is that few tablets have useful viewing in full sun from far away. So big displays aren't as useful as it might seem. Having a wireless tablet right at hand with 6 instruments with easily read data would be really great. I think you are onto something.
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Re: Android marine instruments app

I would appreciate:

- wind speed and dir tendency graphs (over time),
- full screen AIS display (plain 'radar' view),
- the app to work in both vert and horiz,
- route / WPT graphic "chart" screen (like seen on Garmin 72, etc).

Frankly, having Garmin72-like functionality on Android screen would be a fine thing and yet no one has made an app like this yet. Odd.

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They are commodity hardware (so they don't cost 5,000 GBP) and you can take them anywhere on the boat.

OK, fair enough.

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Furimo has the !st Watch radar which sends data via wifi to Mac iOs devices like I pad/iphone.... but not for Android.

How about something similar for Android?
Have you asked Furimo?

There must be a good reason why they have not issued a parallel Android App.

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Re: Android marine instruments app

I would LOVE a decent anchor alarm app that uses GPS data from my wireless NMEA2000 network (simrad gofree)
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I would LOVE a decent anchor alarm app that uses GPS data from my wireless NMEA2000 network (simrad gofree)
Simrad's own App does not have one built-in? b.
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Simrad's own App does not have one built-in? b.
The NSS8 MFD has an anchor alarm but it's terrible. Can't adjust anchor location, can only drop anchor point at current location, can't edit alarm distance without resetting the whole alarm + drop
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So, more complicated than simply dragging a tablet aboard: SignalK server. Raspberry Pi. Actisense USG-1 and NGT-1 for an existing mixed network.

Assumes individual sensors exist. Would have thought individual sensors would already be connected to a display.

What's the tablet advantage?

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More widgets...., another wifi network....
A lot of people already have wifi onboard with all data readily available (either 0183 or 2000 - i.e. Vesper XB000 (which by the way already has an Android app for the AIS plus basic other info))

It would be awesome if the app is hardware agnostic and able to use any available wifi stream.

Good luck with this. If the hardware doesnt make it impractical (for me impractical means what you propose at this point), i definitely will pay for this app.

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