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Bleedin' iPad

Posted: Sat Jun 29, 2013 4:35 pm
by Nick
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Can't access the so-called 'in-app store' to buy UKHO charts for Memory Map and no idea how else to do it. Can't even find the damn charts in the app store.

No 'in-store' search results for 'ukho' or 'marine chart folio'

Grrrrr

iShite

Re: Bleedin' iPad

Posted: Sat Jun 29, 2013 6:32 pm
by wully
D'ye no just buy the app from the App Store and the charts direct from Memory map?

It burst mah nut getting it all tae work....but it's worth it.

Re: Bleedin' iPad

Posted: Sat Jun 29, 2013 7:54 pm
by Nick
wully wrote:D'ye no just buy the app from the App Store and the charts direct from Memory map?

It burst mah nut getting it all tae work....but it's worth it.



It says:

Memory-Map now offers iPhone compatibility with the Memory-Map App for iPhone. Available via the App store you can choose to load your charts directly from the PC* or download them on the fly using Digital Map Shop.

For users only wanting the charts on a mobile device, you can download the charts directly to your iPhone, iPad or Windows mobile at the reduced price of just £25.


Nothing in the app store . . . and I don't want the charts on my PC, I've already got OpenCPN and CM93 which I use for passage planning at home if I feel the need.

This is the last chance to do it before we go sailing and I'm scunnered. I'll take the Antares charts and the iKnob with me and perhaps find a body who's been through the process recently.

What a heap of pish Mac software is . . . .

Re: Bleedin' iPad

Posted: Sat Jun 29, 2013 9:13 pm
by wully
Nick wrote:
What a heap of pish Mac software is . . . .



"Pilot Error" :lol:

Re: Bleedin' iPad

Posted: Sat Jun 29, 2013 9:55 pm
by Nick
wully wrote:
Nick wrote:
What a heap of pish Mac software is . . . .



"Pilot Error" :lol:


YOU - from the sounds of it - paid £50 to download the UKHO charts onto your PC then transferred/copied them via iChoonz to the iPad. I don't want them on my PC and want to download them straight to the iPad. The blurb on the website seems to say this is possible, but there is no way.

Re: Bleedin' iPad

Posted: Sat Jun 29, 2013 10:06 pm
by claymore
Para did it so it cannot be difficult :shake:

Re: Bleedin' iPad

Posted: Sat Jun 29, 2013 11:50 pm
by Nick
claymore wrote:Para did it so it cannot be difficult :shake:


Are you sure he did it himself, unaided?

Strangely everyone says it is possible yet no-one - Apple, Memory map and Antares included - is actually able to provide step by step instructions.

Antares say:
On your PC in iTunes click on the icon for your iPad in the left hand margin and then on ‘Apps’ in the bar across the top.


. . . I have no left hand margin in iTunes, and no iPad icon. After syncing my iTunes looks like this:

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Re: Bleedin' iPad

Posted: Sun Jun 30, 2013 11:40 pm
by wully
You need to push some buttons in I Choonz to get the left hand margin bit. It disappeared on mine when I allowed a software update...

Your problem is you understand computers and Apple is designed for idiots which is probably why I like it so much.

Try getting pished and then see if it works?

Re: Bleedin' iPad

Posted: Mon Jul 01, 2013 12:08 am
by Nick
wully wrote:You need to push some buttons in I Choonz to get the left hand margin bit. It disappeared on mine when I allowed a software update...

Your problem is you understand computers and Apple is designed for idiots which is probably why I like it so much.

Try getting pished and then see if it works?



Aha . . . I've just allowed a software update.

Am pished, will try . . .

Re: Bleedin' iPad

Posted: Mon Jul 01, 2013 10:49 am
by Telo
More to the point, once you've completed the simple task of loading MemoryMap's UKHO charts, how do you recharge the iPad from the 12v system without recourse to an inverter?

Re: Bleedin' iPad

Posted: Mon Jul 01, 2013 11:14 am
by Nick
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Right. Once I found the lh column in iTunes life became a lot simpler.

I have now bought the iPad only UKHO charts for £25, downloaded the ones I immediately need,imported the Antares charts via iTunes and purchased the map converter 'in-app'

All is working - though it is a bit disappointing that there is no seamless transition from UKHO chart to chart £25 for a chartplotter with every UK chart available is nae bad, and the Antares charts are fantastic.

Perhaps one day I will write a step by step guide so it doesn't take quite so long for normally computer-literate people blundering around with all this allegedly idiot-proof Apple nonsense.

Re: Bleedin' iPad

Posted: Mon Jul 01, 2013 4:33 pm
by wully
Shard wrote:More to the point, once you've completed the simple task of loading MemoryMap's UKHO charts, how do you recharge the iPad from the 12v system without recourse to an inverter?


1. Buy a 12 volt Aye-Pad charger for a car.
2. Use an Aye Phone to FM music player what also charges yer pad and let's you play yer Choonz in all.
3. Have a car radio fitted tae yer boatie that has a USB input socket that will also charge yer Aye Pad.
4. Kill your batteries with an inverter.

I already had 2,3&4

Re: Bleedin' iPad

Posted: Wed Jul 03, 2013 2:54 pm
by Telo
wully wrote:
Shard wrote:
1. Buy a 12 volt Aye-Pad charger for a car.
2. Use an Aye Phone to FM music player what also charges yer pad and let's you play yer Choonz in all.
3. Have a car radio fitted tae yer boatie that has a USB input socket that will also charge yer Aye Pad.

If 1-3 had worked, I wouldn't have asked the question. :)

Re: Bleedin' iPad

Posted: Wed Jul 03, 2013 3:26 pm
by MrMcP
Shard wrote:If 1-3 had worked, I wouldn't have asked the question. :)

If there's any 12v charger though you need to make sure you get one specifically for the ipad's higher power draw during charge, or it either won't charge, or will charge so utterly slowly that you'll be running the engine all day waiting for it to complete.

I was going to post a link to the one I used, but the Maplin links don't copy well here. It's listed there under 2.1A iPad Car Charger.

Re: Bleedin' iPad

Posted: Wed Jul 03, 2013 6:19 pm
by Telo
I've used standard 12v USB plug-in (with iPad fitting), as well as a 12v charger specifically for iPad (from the Apple Store....). I've also tried laptop USB to iPad as well as radio USB to iPad. None work. It's a company model so the IT people have probably put a hex on it. I'll ask them.