By Frederic Marchal
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This application turns your iPhone or iPod Touch into a Tide Clock and give you the 3 following informations:
1)TIDE STATE for 1,2 or 3 spots
2)TIDE AMPLITUDE indicated by the small hand
3)MOON PHASE indicated by the small hand
Works off line. You just have to set your Tide Clock with the tide of your favorite spot.
What's New in Version 2.01
Bug fixed: The estimated times for the next high and low tides are now in 24 hours time format.
*correction affichage sur 24h00 de l'estimation des heures des prochaines marées
This app has a very simple and appealing design. I was initially concerned, because it didn't seem to be accurate, despite following the instructions very closely. I e-mailed the creator, who got back to me with a very detailed and helpful explanation, saying that it is as accurate as any normal tide clock, but none of them are 100% accurate. Anyway, it's good enough for me to check where the tide is before I walk the dog, and it's a lot quicker than logging into my laptop and looking at local timetables!
All tide clocks of this type have limitations. Accepting this, this app produces a handy rough guide to the tide at three different locations, all on the one dial. For some locations it may be better to set low water time accurately and accept that high water will be more of a guestimate.
If you need a more accurate tide planner then spend more to get the Imray/Tucabo tide planner which offers specific tidal curves for many locations worldwide.
This is a great tide app. Very easy to use and read. Simple to set up, and although the iTunes info shows the screens in French, mine automatically presented itself in English when I got it from the UK iTunes store. Very quick easy reference to check the state of the tide. It can show up to three port tide details on the same clock face. Very useful.
- Category: Utilities
- Updated: 01 March 2011
- Version: 2.01
- Size: 1.2 MB
- Languages: English, French
- Developer: Frederic Marchal
- © Frederic Marchal
Compatibility: Requires iOS 3.2 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.