Because of the age of my boat, and the previous owner’s setup, I use the iPad as the only digital navigation assistance on my flybridge helm. I do have a full CE setup on my lower helm computer, but for the upper helm it is iPad only.
That being said, while testing Coastal Explorer, I also run Navionics in the background and compare the two by switching back and forth to see differences in location, speed, heading, etc. While the Navionics app is running in the background it gathers the location, speed, heading, and all other relevant data, and creates a track that I can save for later. Coastal Explorer on the other hand stops tracking and goes into the “standby” mode any time that it is minimized or another app is running “over top”.
I was wondering if there is a way to make the app continue tracking even when it is not displayed on the screen. I find this incredibly useful when I am trying to find marina information or if I am trying to look up AIS data of another vessel I see on the screen.