Is App XY compatible with AIS Share ?

Lot of users asking if chart App XY is compatible with AIS Share.
Basically any third party app supporting AIS messages via UDP or TCP should compatible.

To simply test such a connection there is a Debug/Test mode implemented in AIS Share. In this mode you can test the communication at home without need to connect the USB Dongle

Go to Debug/Test
Enable the slider to activate Debug / test

Configure in AIS Share / Settings / AIS Output the communication settings
In this example i want to share AIS date to an App which is running on the same device.
Therefore I enter as IP address 127.0.0.1 and as Port 10112
Note: The port number can be in theory any number: both app’s need to be configured on the same port. In practice port number 2000 or 10112 is good example

Start demo mode with the pink play button

As partner app i choose in my example BoatBeacon
In their setting page i choose the same Port: 10112

And as a result i see dummy fake ships.

With this procedure you can basically test your apps without having real AIS reception and without connect your USB dongle.

9 fake ships (Berlin, Paris, Moscow, North Sea, Argentinia, Washington DC, Australia, Sud Africa, Japan ) will generated. For Ship 10 you can define a location you want.

If you have any problems with any specific app just write it in the comments or better write me a email under info@ebctech.eu.

Here are some slideshows about other apps I test

NAVIONICS

https://www.navionics.com/usa/blog/post/ais-in-the-boating-app/

Please note: If your map subscription in Navionics do not cover the position of the 9 fake ships (Berlin, Paris, Moscow, North Sea, Argentinia, Washington DC, Australia, Sud Africa) – you won’t see any ships on the Navionics map.
Therefore since AisShare V1.2.0 you can define a “Custom Simulated Position”, which user can define by there own.

SeaWi Marine

http://www.seawimarine.net/

3 thoughts on “Is App XY compatible with AIS Share ?”

    1. 20.02.2020
      Navionics:
      When the Demo/Debug modus is enabled in AisShare it will simulated up to 9 ships.
      Berlin,Moscow,North Sea, Argentina,Washington,Australia, Sud Africa and Japan.
      If you Navionics Subscribtion is not covering these places – you won’t see any ships. (Seems a limitation in Navionics)
      I will work on a solution where you can enter a Position (long/lat) for an extra dummy ship. Will update my software in the next 2 week.

      1. 25.02.2020
        The app is now upaded. Since version 1.2.0 you can define a custom position.
        The custom position should of course cover your map subscription in Navionics. Ship Nr. 10 will be fake simulated on this position.
        I also updated the slide show and text in the post.

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