Tides Deluxe by Natalia Gavrylova (iPhone)
Released: Oct 4, 2013
Version: 1.0
Size: 19 MB
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Tides Deluxe

Natalia Gavrylova
Innovative and unique application which shows water level, tide predictions and buoy data combined with augmented reality and real-time buoy tracker.

Tides Deluxe shows tide predictions for 4000+ US coastal locations, including Alaska and Hawaii. No internet connection required for tide prediction calculations.

Real-time data are collected from 200+ buoys from NOAA Sensor Observational Service. It requires internet connection. Not all buoys provide wind data. Some of them collect information about humidity or water temperature. Use the map to explore.

+ Large full-screen chart in landscape mode
+ 2 visual themes: Blue Marine and Modern White. Themes can be selected in options.
+ Select one of 31 magnificent background images
+ Sensor-aware background (similar to "live wallpapers")
+ Sensor-aware buttons (can be turned off in options)
+ Sounds (can be turned off in options)

+ swipe left and right to change background image
+ swipe left and right at the bottom part of the screen to change data view (water level, tide chart and wind if available)
+ swipe up the panels to expand data view on a full screen
+ collapse data view and swipe down to REFRESH data
+ tap on date to open calendar

When expanded the following functionality is available:
+ tap to show pop-up window with astronomical events
+ swipe to the left and to the right to get tide predictions for past and future dates
+ tap on the big circle on the tide chart and pull it to the right to get information about water level at any time of the day.
The following video (also available in application help) shows all the features of tide chart.

Turn your phone to open large full-sceen chart
+ customisable scale: from 12 hours up to 4 days
+ draggable current point: tap and drag the big circle to get tide predictions and water level at any time
+ highlighted ebb tides and flood tides
+ highlighted time of a day
+ astronomical events
+ scale in feet and meters (depending on device settings)

+ Don't get lost with augmented reality and GPS navigation. Tag, find and track multiple locations. Track buoys locations in real time.

+ View locations (green) and buoys (blue) near you with customisable search radius.
+ View your current position on the built in map view, with standard, satellite, and hybrid modes.
+ View all tide stations plotted on a map for easy browsing and selection
+ View what is outside the borders with original marks around the map
+ Add your labels (marks) on the map and track them on augmented reality screen

+ Track the position of buoys and labels on a radar-like compass view

+ Search for buoys by name or station ID
+ Add tide stations to 'favorites list' with one simple touch.
+ Offline viewing of tide events & tide graph enabled for all favorite stations.

+ Shows tide data for a whole month (if available)
+ Shows highest tides of a month & lowest tides of a month.
+ Shows simple tide chart for any day (swipe left or right at the top of calendar)
+ Quickly shift from month to month to watch the tide change.
+ Shows Sunrise, Sunset, Moonrise and Moonset times.

- Application requires internet connection to get real-time data from buoys
- Application requires GPS to get your current location for astronomical calculations, map, compass and augmented reality
- Application requires compass for map, compass and augmented reality
- Compass is very sensitive to electromagnetic fields from any electronic devices

We are working on improvements. Your feedback is vitally important.
Please report any issues to: support@lifewaresolutions.com
Our verdict: Ok
  • + Tides Deluxe is a highly rated app (4-star).
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