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Old 13-04-2015, 00:51   #106
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Re: OpenCPN for Android Alpha test 4.1.409

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Hi testers...

I am interested in subjective comments regarding performance of OA, especially with different chart types and use cases that you yourself might encounter on a daily basis.

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Performance is OK here, (but no charts loaded yet)
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Re: OpenCPN for Android Alpha test 4.1.409

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When I set the screen size to auto, the icons are about 6 mm, but when I set it manually to 250 mm the size of the icons is correct (9mm)
All on a 10'' Asus TF700.

I made the characters a little smaller because the waypoint names were not shown completely, however the numbers are still larger than the characters and the spaces are even larger.

I'll try to attach an image.

Solved the issue from the different sizes characters/numbers.
Changed in .conf all fonts to clockopia instead of Android emoji.

Now all is shown OK!
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Old 13-04-2015, 01:20   #108
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Re: OpenCPN for Android Alpha test 4.1.409

Nice work. I see that it's essentially an NDK app. Any thoughts about making it more pure Android, and use NDK for all those goodies, like parsers and other useful libraries? I'm interested in contributing at some stage. Have some other projects on the go in the short term, but as a 'one day' thing, I'm interested. It's a pretty varied and unusual app to work on. Cheers
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Re: OpenCPN for Android Alpha test 4.1.409

Think that Android is just one platform for OCPN - Linux Intel and ARM, Windows all flavors, MAC (Intel) are others to be kept in sync.
With WxWidgets for the GUI

This makes the port quite challenging...
Not to discourage you!!
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Re: OpenCPN for Android Alpha test 4.1.409

I had a dream.

In my dream, AOCPN was available as a core service download with endless optional packages to be selected and downloaded afterwards by the end user ...

Then those with weaker machines and those with fewer needs could go Lite and those who want/need toys could get stronger hardware and upgrade their Lite core download with any package they wish for (AIS, dashboard, gribs, routing, radar, etc.)

Yep. I know, a dream. But a beautiful one!

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Ahoy 'droids....

The initial Alpha test release of OpenCPN for Android is available for download now.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/p120g521j0...1.409.apk?dl=0
the .apk is about 19MB in size.

Release Notes:

1. The object of this Release is to validate the basic operation across the widest possible variety of platforms. There are plenty of known bugs, and lots of design issues remaining, so we should not consider this Release suitable for daily use. But it should install and run on virtually any Android phone or tablet.

2. Best performance will be seen on relatively modern devices with at least 1 GB of RAM, although it will run on 512MB devices. I am mostly testing on a 1 GB smart phone.

3. Charts: Charts are loaded installed in OCPN from internal device storage, or external SDCard. The actual location of the chart directories changes from device to device, depending on the android version, and some other mysterious factors. A typical location is /mnt/sdcard, but you may find that the SDCard is at /mnt/extsd.

4. Logfile: The logfile is re-initialized at each program startup, to make it a bit easier to see what has just transpired. You will want to get and install some sort of file browser/viewer to look at the logfile occasionally. There are many choices at the Play store... The logfile will be at /mnt/sdcard/.opencpn/opencpn.log

5. GPS, etc. There are three choices for positioning data, all found in options->connections->Add Connection.
a) Internal GPS, if your device supports it. You must enable the GPS in the device "Settings" dialog before starting O. Of course, most devices do not have a very good GPS antenna, so GPS signal reception will be poor indoors or down below. I find this not very useful....

b) Bluetooth, if available on your device. If there is a Bluetooth GPS receiver within range of your device, you may pair with it and get location support in this way. Please discover and pair with the GPS receiver before starting O.

c) Wifi. If you have a local Wifi router/AP which is somehow supporting UDP/TCP NMEA service, you may connect to that source for NEMA data. This is the only practical way of getting multiplexed AIS data into O on android. It is what I use for testing.

6. User Interface. This Alpha Release is essentially "standard" OCPN adapted minimally for android. There are clearly some things in the UI that need adjusting for the limited screen real estate available on small devices. Further, there are some tools and menu options that make no sense on a tightly constrained mobile device at all, e.g. "Print tool". But I have not made any of these types of changes yet, and expect some vigorous discussion about these points as we proceed. Bring it on...

The Plan:
I plan to run a standard Alpha/Beta test series on O for android, hosted on this Forum. It will take a while to get through all of the issues that will arise relative to cross platform support, and the UI design issues will require some extensive iteration.

Ultimately, when ready for Release, I will offer OCPN for android on the Google Play store in order to reach the broadest possible user base. There will be a nominal fee charged for the download.

I look forward to the lively discussion about O on android, and thank you in advance for your patience in installing and testing this beast.

Thanks
Dave
great job !





I just installed the version 4.1.718 a Z2 tablet. OPENCNP works well but lacks the display of the GPS coordinates and the cursor position in the bottom bar.
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I just installed the version 4.1.718 a Z2 tablet. OPENCNP works well but lacks the display of the GPS coordinates and the cursor position in the bottom bar.
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Re: OpenCPN for Android Alpha test 4.1.409

I`ll really really love tot have usb host support in the next version for my gps and ais devices. Is it on the todo list ?
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Re: OpenCPN for Android Alpha test 4.1.409

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In my dream, AOCPN was available as a core service download with endless optional packages to be selected and downloaded afterwards by the end user ...

Then those with weaker machines and those with fewer needs could go Lite and those who want/need toys could get stronger hardware and upgrade their Lite core download with any package they wish for (AIS, dashboard, gribs, routing, radar, etc.)
You may know Pavel is working on and building this dream with others help, making the machinery to have this happen more easily for all devices supported (Linux, Windows, OSX, etc). They have recently had some great successes moving the goal forward.

Pavel will be very happy when this is accomplished because he has been largely doing this by hand, and building parts of the machinery to make it easier, step by step. We users will also be happy because updates will become easier for everyone.
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Re: OpenCPN for Android Alpha test 4.1.409

Hello Dave
The dropbox-link don't work any longer.
Is it posible to download opencpn for android some where else?
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Re: OpenCPN for Android Alpha test 4.1.409

The Android thread has been split after the launch of AndroidOCPN 1.0 and the App is available from the Google Play Store:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/d....opencpn&hl=en

Corresponding support forum:
OpenCPN Android Forum
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