Tide Now WA 2012
by: Lawrence Freytag • 6
This Android application calculates and presents the tide for a given day, time, and location.
It does not require internet service, because it operates with built-in formulas and data.
It first shows the location for which the tide is being calculated. It displays the day
of the week and the date and time zone for which the tides shown below are calculated.
Next it displays the present tidal status. This is a snapshot in time, including
the present height of the tide, the direction is it flowing, and how fast the tide
level is changing. These items are presented along with the time for which they were calculated.
It then displays the times and times of the tidal extremes, the high tides and low tides.
There are usually three or four highs and lows in a day.
Finally it displays a plot of the tide heights for the day. The green dots are the hourly heights. The white cursor-line marks the present time. The red dots show the high and low tides. A quick glance shows you what you need to know. This graph is presented on a fixed 2 foot and 2 hour grid. You can change the text size to trade off display space between the graph and the tables above it.
Tide Now supports three touch-screen gestures. The display can be changed to the next
day or the previousday by swiping left or right. The display can be refreshed by using a long press.
This causes an updated display to be presented.
Tide Now has no advertising and does not access phone features except the touch screen.
Tide Now WA Supports the following tide stations in Washington State, USA:
North Puget Sound: Seattle,Des Moines,Bremerton,Eagle Harbor,Everett,Edmonds, Kingston, Port Madison,Poulsbo,Point Vashon.
South Puget Sound: Tacoma,Burton,Gig Harbor,Olympia,Shelton,Home,Eld Inlet,Allyn,Arcadia,Steilacoom.
Strait of Juan De Fuca: Port Townsend,Dungeness,Sequim,Gardiner,Port Angeles,Crescent Bay,Sekiu,Neah Bay,Twin Rivers,Tatoosh Island.
Whidbey and Fidalgo Islands: Langley,Bush Point,Admiralty Head,Freeland,Coupeville,Oak Harbor,La Conner,Cornet Bay,Anacortes,Bowman Bay.
San Juans and Georgia Strait: Richardson,Friday Harbor,Roche Harbor,Turn Point,Echo Bay,Rosario,Orcas,Bellingham Bay,Cherry Point, Blaine.
Hood Canal: Port Ludlow,Port Gamble,Bangor,Whitney Point,Pleasant Harbor,Seabeck Bay,Triton Head,Ayock Point,Union,Lynch Cove.
Pacific Coast: Makah Bay,La Push,Point Grenville,Ocean Shores,Aberdeen-Hoquiam,Westport,Bay City,Cosmopolis,Toke Point, Long Beach.
Columbia River: Astoria,Entrance,Fort Canby,Ilwaco,Chinook,Hungry Harbor,Harrington Point, Skamokawa,Longview,Vancouver.
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