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
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
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 email@example.com.
Here are some slideshows about other apps I test
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.
UPDATE 2020-07-13: Some users reported that AIS Targets just be visible for some seconds. I contact NAVIONICS support and they made an update addressing this issue.
Since version Boating HD 12.2 this sould be solved. If you still find issues please report it.