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Free GPS tracking nautical app for Android: Oruxmaps Blue

The best free GPS tracking app for Android that we are aware of, OruxMaps, is currently preparing the launch of a new nautical version, that works with AIS

As you can read in this forum post http://www.oruxmaps.com/foro/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=1627 there is a new version of OruxMaps that is focused on sailing requirements.

It has a list of on-line maps (OpenSea maps) and you can load your own, as explained in this manual.

Plus you can convert the on-line maps into off-line.

The most interesting part is that it decodes the AIS NMEA sentences that can be received via IP, USB or Bluetooth.

Oruxmaps Android App to decode AIS

Oruxmaps Android App to decode AIS

We are sure that this program will become a reference in the category of nautical mobile apps, since it has already become the best free app for trekking.

AIS targets displayed on Oruxmaps Android app

AIS targets displayed on Oruxmaps Android app

We are currently testing this app, that is currently in beta if you would like to get in touch with us please make use of the comments section below.

iPhone, iPad and Android apps to receive AIS info via WIFI

If you are looking for applications that you can use in your mobile or tablet in order to see AIS data coming from your installed transponder,

With the Vesper XB-8000 AIS transponder here is the official Vesper list of compatible applications: http://www.vespermarine.com/xb/apps


There is also this good article explaining how it works http://i-marineapps.blogspot.com.es/2012/11/vesper-marine-ais-watchmate-app.html

Lastly, if you want to see how simple it is to configure the iNavX app with this transponder, nothing better than watching this short video: