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Old 05-02-2014, 09:44   #376
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I appreciated getting a peek at the exciting Active Captain feature in the beta, however I just traded my Nexus 7 for an old iPad with 3G so won't be able to continue testing. You have a nice clean app and the features you have in your roadmap are very promising.

Another thing the platform needs are some attractive, uncluttered, easy to read NMEA instrument displays. There are a few on Android but they all have fixed layouts and depending upon what NMEA sentences are available, many are just dead using up screen space.

As a developer, you are on the right platform, as it is on the rise, more economical for GPS equipped devices, and there just aren't as many nice nautical apps yet.
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Old 05-02-2014, 17:56   #377
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MX Cart issue resolved.

Thanks for the response manimaul. I finally got it working. My problem had to do with the number of subdirectories down (5) my BSB charts were located. By moving the charts to the root directory, all is fine. Even though it initially found the BSB files, something within in the program during processing apparently has a problem going through that many subdirectories.
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Old 06-02-2014, 09:41   #378
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Manimaul

Have a Nexus 7 first gen that would love to have a beta copy if available. Contact me on list then we can move to off list coordinates pls.

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Old 12-02-2014, 19:59   #379
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I bought a Sony xperia phone w GPS, trying to load kap files made by GE2KAP program. It all works on my tablet but the phone wont read the kap files in BSB ROOT - any idea?
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Old 28-02-2014, 02:26   #380
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God bless you! We are all waiting for that!!!
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Old 09-03-2014, 16:16   #381
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MX Mariner 1.5.5 release candidate 1 was released to beta testers today. We're very close to final release. Here are some screenshots:




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Old 22-04-2014, 10:51   #382
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Oh, that's I'm waiting for. I used OCPN many years on a laptop, but the powerconsumption is to high.
Now I use ORUXmaps with OSeamap charts. It works but, it is not OCPN.
I can help testing, if you like.
I use a Nexus 7 and the region is the Netherlands.

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Old 24-04-2014, 18:48   #383
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Long time (light) user of MXMariner, recent problem.
Same verision (1.5.21, build 04222014) of MX on both Toshiba AT100 tablet and Samsung Note 2.
Same charts (Region 8) recently updated.
Vicinity of Charlotte Harbor, Florida (southwest coast)
On the Note 2 chart will not switch to a more local chart when scrolling into Charlotte Harbor, no detail such as depth or marks. Won't switch to chart 11426. Dividing line seems to be right along the barrier islands (eg Boca Grande), not a straight line

Similar thing around Tampa Bay. Doesn't want to pick up chart 11412. There is a straight division line running east/west at Edgemont Key.
Tried turning chart outlines off, no help.

On the Toshiba table all seems well.

Any clue for me?

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Old 25-04-2014, 07:06   #384
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Additional info for post #383
Note 2 is running Android 4.3 and is Verizon
Tablet is running Android 4.0,4

Sorry to not put it in the first place.

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Old 26-04-2014, 23:27   #385
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Note 2 is running Android 4.3 and is Verizon
Tablet is running Android 4.0,4

Sorry to not put it in the first place.

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Chuck,

I took a look into the 11426 charts in Charlotte Harbor haven't seen any issues. The only thing I can think of is that REGION_08 isn't selected for display on your Note 2. The model of device doesn't have any effect on how the chart quilt is displayed.

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Will,
Thanks for looking into it. I agree model should not have any effect so here is a screen show of what I am seeing on my Samsung Note 2.
Looks like some sort of quilting issue.

The display has lat, long, 5031.xx nm from somewhere (distance line heads 297.7T or the reciprocal from this point), fathoms. Both sections have the same legend.
Distance line switches from 23 to 11 nm when problem occurs.

Does this help?
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Old 29-04-2014, 15:35   #387
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Be happy to volunteer to test too. Currently run MxMariner & Navionics on Samsung Tab 2 (10.1") and am actively cruising.
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Old 29-04-2014, 23:56   #388
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Hi there,

I use MX Mariner and it's great, but I have three major feature requests.

1. Ability to read the widely available global CM93 charts which I think most of us use with OpenCPN.

2. AIS target display with CPA alarm (depends on 3)

3. NMEA feed over TCP/WIFI

We have a WIFI NMEA server which provides GPS, AIS and instrument data. The GPS from this feed is more accurate and most importantly using the GPS on my phone drains the battery in no time. It would be great to be able to get the GPS feed over wifi and even better if you can implement AIS from the wifi feed.

A bonus would be the ability to overlay some basic instrument data from the NMEA stream like depth or to use the NMEA compass heading information to orient the ship icon correctly (the projected track line being in a potentially different direction from the way the vessel is pointing.

Finally, some integrated alarms such as an anchor alarm, depth alarm etc. would be a real bonus, making MX Mariner a complete package solution.

After that, some work on improving waypoints, routes etc. would be good.

With these added features in MxMariner we could ditch our laptops and chartplotters and switch to waterproof android tablets like the Xperia Z or the E-Ink Earl as our main navigation platform. Think of the savings in power and the bonus of being waterproof.

I noticed not all of this stuff is on your "to do" list especially I think it is wrong that bluetooth NMEA is on the list and not Wifi NMEA - I think far more people use wifi than bluetooth.

Keep up the good work!

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Another vote for CM93 compatibility! It's frustrating to have CM93 and not be able to use them on my android. I don't think we are ever gonna see an android port of OCPN so this is our only hope.
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Old 05-05-2014, 02:10   #390
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I have bought a Tegra ARM based computer called Trimslice which can run Android or Ubuntu Linux. I chose Ubuntu and now have OpenCPN compiled on it and using all the charts including CM93. So this could be a solution for any ARM based tablet. I bought the Trimslice for it's low power consumption. My only problem is that I can not get the sound to work out of OpenCpn, so any helpfule comment on that would be greatly appreciated.
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