We have just updated our “Best Marine Apps for Android” list to include the important news that the hugely popular Navionics App now supports external wireless NMEA data. Previously the Navionics App needed to be run on a tablet or phone that had an internal GPS in order for you to plot your position on the charts. Now the latest version of their Boating App will read wireless NMEA data from any of the nine units in Digital Yacht’s wireless NMEA product range. This means that you can take data from the boat’s GPS or chart plotter and send it wirelessly to the Navionics App, allowing any latest Android tablet or phone to be used for navigation.
If you are interested in creating your own high definition bathymetric charts using the Navionics SonarCharts “Live” technology that is now included in the Navionics Boating App, then please check out our new SonarServer product which has been developed specifically for Navionics users. Click here for more information.
Our “Best Marine Apps” list focuses on navigational apps that can be used with our wireless NMEA and AIS products and as long as the App you are interested in has a tick in the “External NMEA” column then it will work with our wireless NMEA products. With nine wireless NMEA products in our range, it can sometimes be confusing for customers, as to which product they need, so we have just published a comparison sheet to make it easier to choose the best product for your application, click here to read it.
We are fairly confident that we have captured most of the popular apps currently available. However, if you are a user or developer of a good marine navigation app for Android that is not on our list, please let us know and we will get you on the list at the next update.
If you are interested in Digital Yacht’s popular AISView app for Android devices, you can learn more about it by clicking here.
To download a PDF copy of this new updated list of Marine Apps for Android devices, please click here Android Apps V1_04.