Best Marine Apps for Android (V1.08)


The best marine apps for Android

We are pleased to announce a new V1.08 update of our popular “Best Marine Apps for Android” list. The number of apps has increased since our last update, with two important new Apps and also some of the apps have been updated with new features.

It should be remembered that this list is only populated with apps that can receive wireless data from our products and is not intended to include all available marine apps. If you know of any other Android or iOS apps that can receive wireless NMEA or Signal K data, please let us know and we will include them in the list.

Both of the two new apps we have added, are sophisticated Weather Routing Apps and coincidently, both developed in France, a country whose passion for sailing is as strong as ever.

The first of these two apps, SailGRIB WR, has been gradually gaining in popularity and is one of the most complete apps we have tested for Android devices, ticking every column in our list and being one of the first Android Apps to support the Navionics charts SDK. If you already have the Navionics Boating App and a chart subscription, SailGRIB will let you use the same charts in its app, making this an excellent upgrade to the popular Navionics Boating app with its limited functionality.

The second app is qtVlm, which although not quite as feature rich as SailGRIB WR, has an important trick up its sleeve. It has been written as a cross platform app, meaning that you can get the exact same app on Android, iOS, Windows, Mac and LINUX (and will even run on a Raspberry Pi). Add to this support for the new “Unified Charts” from that provides UK, French and Benelux chart coverage on all of these platforms and you have an powerful charting app that is definitely worth evaluating.

To download a PDF copy of this new updated list of Marine Apps for Android devices, please click here Android Apps V1_08.

Which NMEA to WiFi server or AIS transponder with WiFi?

All of these products transmit wireless NMEA data that is readable by most of the popular navigation apps for Apple and Android devices.

With nine different wireless NMEA products in our range, it can be confusing for customers to select the best product for their needs. This list provides a simple overview of our wireless NMEA products which will hopefully make it easier for you to choose the right product for your application.

Some apps must be configured to display NMEA data and you can find out how to configure the apps by clicking here. 

iAISTX AIS Transponder with Wi-Fi
iAISTX Plus AIS Transponder with Wi-Fi & NMEA2000
AIT3000 AIS Transponder with Wi-Fi, VHF splitter, NMEA2000 & 0183
AIT5000 SOTDMA 5W AIS Transponder with Wi-Fi, VHF splitter, NMEA2000 & 0183
Nomad Portable AIS Transponder with WiFi
WLN10 NMEA 0183 to Wi-Fi server
WLN30  NMEA 0183 to Wi-Fi server with 3 x NMEA 0183 inputs
NavLink2  NMEA 2000 to Wi-Fi server
iKommunicate + iKConnect  NMEA 0183 & NMEA 2000 to Wi-Fi server + Ethernet

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    1. Hi John,
      Thanks for your feedback, have just updated the post now.
      All the best

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