- Category: Navigation
- Released date: 12/16/2010
- Current Version: 2.4
- Seller: Tucabo Ltd
- Recommended Age: 4+
- Download Size: 9053824
- Last Update: 07/22/2011
- Requirements: All
Essential companion for sailors, divers, canoeists, fishermen, surfers, swimmers and anyone involved with sport or leisure at the seaside. At the push of a button TIDES PLANNER allows you to see TIDES in 2011 and 2012 for nearly 5,000 locations worldwide. NO CONNECTION REQUIRED as the app has its own database.
- Tidal graphs
- Week ahead tide table
- Minimum/maximum depths
- Chart depth/actual depth
- Standard port information
- Spinning globe for rapid location search
- Search by name
- Time of sunrise/sunset, dawn/twilight
- Moon phases, rise/set
- Date of spring/neap tides
- Notepad and cut/paste + email
- Favourites and recents
- Scrolling scales
Advanced users can use tools to calculate time windows for entering/leaving and clearing depths.
The dates you can access depend on restrictions imposed by various hydrographic offices and license agreements.
- UK, Ireland, Germany and UKHO copyright ports, and the Netherlands: SEVEN DAYS at a time. To acquire a licence to see tides ANY DAY for these ports you need to extend the App with an In App purchase: do this with your iPhone/iPod once the application is installed (see price in this iTunes page).
- Denmark, Spain, Portugal, Belgium, South Africa, Oman, Argentina: SEVEN DAYS at a time.
- France, Italy, USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Japan and other countries: ANY DAY in the year.
All major countries covered: Americas, Europe, Africa, Middle East, Far East, Australasia, Atlantic and Pacific Islands, Artic and Antartic.
** Current exceptions: Singapore, Brazil, India, Russia and China.
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Predictions are based on the harmonic method, using constants from the Hydro offices (UKHO, SHOM, NOAA, BOM, CHS etc). There are differences between the app predictions and the official Hydro office tide tables, as these are based on large numbers of constants that are not made publicly available. The app's tidal curves are almost identical to those produced by the Hydro offices, it is only the choice of peaks that may differ. The Hydro offices consider the harmonic method used in this product appropriate for navigation.
Always consult tidal curves and take into account local weather (pressure and wind) and swell conditions, which can have a very significant effect on sea water levels.