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Old 03-06-2010, 05:47   #1
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Android Port ?

Hi I would be very interested in running this on the Android platform on my smart phone.

Has anyone got the skills/ interest to compile it?

It could be a source of ad-funded income for the project/developers if anyone can get it going and on the marketplace..

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Old 03-06-2010, 10:50   #2
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what exactly did you want to run?
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Open CPN? Wasn't mentioned in the post but is posted in the CPN forum so I made an assumption.
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Open CPN

Yes sorry, it is open cpn I would like to run..
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Yes sorry, it is open cpn I would like to run..
With or without charts?
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I have a feeling as more "iPad" knock offs appear running Android, this will become important. I've also heard that some newer televisions being produced will run Android natively.
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Old 04-06-2010, 04:04   #7
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With or without charts?


With charts. What use would it be without?

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Old 04-06-2010, 07:14   #8
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Because you want to run it on a smartphone
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Hi Champ

"Because you want to run it on a smartphone"

Sorry I don't really get your point. I would like to be able to use Open Cpn as a chartplotter; waypoints, gps location etc on a phone.

What functionality would it provide without the chart?

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client-server?

It could be neat to run opencpn in client-server mode, via wifi, being the android the client: visualizing bearing, speed, alarms, maybe very small static images. Charts are a bit too much, I think.
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With charts. What use would it be without?

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For Android-users there is already an absolutely excellent program for navigation here: OruxMaps. The android-version is, - of course, downloaded via android market and it's free, if you do not feel like donating.

OruxmapsDesktop (windows) can be downloaded to convert BSB-charts to Oruxmap-format on the Android-device. Input is the calibration-info from the .KAP file and the graphical image of the chart in .jpg or alike.

Oruxmaps is a brilliant program, you can make waypoints, routes, tracks, and first of all, - you can buy a waterproof cover and then carry your android-device on your arm. And also it's has on-line access to google earth and other satellite images.

Only disadvantage is that smartphones are not made for the rugged conditions on water, - the waterproof cover is essential. And also lack of brightness in sunlight is a drawback.
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A port of Open CPN to Android would be amazing.

The latest Android phones have 1Ghz processors, 512Mb ram with Android v2.2, v2.1 supports 256Mb ram, and can support up to 32Gb of memory on a microSD card...

...so I feel that the hardware is well capable as there is iphone nav software for a couple of years now and that was using the older iphone One specs.
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Has anyone considered a meego port. Meego is one of the OS's that is slated for tablet deployment from Intel and associated vendors. From my initial testing of the netbook version it would not be too hard to build all the dependencies from source, as its pure linux, then build opencpn and package it via there adaptation of rpm and feed it upstream. There are some kinks to work out as they dont like nor use gpsd rather gypsy and these will be shipping with g3, wimax and other connectivity such as wifi. The form factor is ideal as a plotter once its been waterproofed. Just an idea
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A port of Open CPN to Android would be amazing.

The latest Android phones have 1Ghz processors, 512Mb ram with Android v2.2, v2.1 supports 256Mb ram, and can support up to 32Gb of memory on a microSD card...

...so I feel that the hardware is well capable as there is iphone nav software for a couple of years now and that was using the older iphone One specs.
Because of battery life issues, I think we should consider smart phones a thin client solution only. I can't imagine that the charge on an android phone would last enough running something like opencpn, but it could last much longer visualizing lean web pages created by opencpn via wifi with 1 minute refresh cycles.

And I don't even consider practical for a GPL app all the knee-bending and ass-kissing required to get an iphone app approved.
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I have the droid X running Navionics with its built in GPS. The charts are available on the droid apps market. The US coast was about $9.
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