How does one install plugins? Use linux versions and do a build inside a shell or do they need to be android versions?
PlugIns for Android must be built from source specifically for Android.
We will be adding more integrated PlugIns as time moves along.
What PlugIns are you particularly interested in? This will help us to prioritize the work.
I'm still just learning the ropes with opencpn and only have a small trailertri but would imagine priorities should go to AIS, Radar and Weather plugins I'd think those doing more blue water sailing would be best placed to suggest their preferences.
I'm not sure how AIS can be added without a data stream input capability?
My vote is for a Dashboard plugin.
10-27-2015, 08:50 AM
(This post was last modified: 10-27-2015, 08:51 AM by AISEAG.)
My choices for plugins
And, no gadgets... please
My vote for a plugin for O: Watchdog
Why? OpenCPN for Android will probably be used primarily on smartphones and tablets. On those devices input via WiFi is in most cases a lot easier than input via USB (especially if the only USB-port your phone or tablet has, is also needed for charging).
I use O on my smartphone & tablet in conjunction with OpenPlotter on a Raspberry Pi. The Pi acts as a multiplexer and sends NMEA (AIS) via WiFi to O. It would be nice to have Watchdog on my phone to check the NMEA-stream and warn me if that stream stops.