Sunday 29 September 2013

Smartphone Apps for Boaters (22)

No matter which genre of smartphone you own or are thinking to buy. The apps that are available will have an influence on how happy you are with the phone. There are plenty of top quality apps that you can download. However for me There's always a remarkable sub-selection of apps that are totally free. 

The wonderfully named 'Android' phone seems to have cornered the market in the same way that VHS did with tape systems. Android's open source strategy is the main factor for its success. Being a free platform has expanded the Android device install base, which in turn has driven growth in the number of third party multi-platform and mobile operator apps available.

Having witnessed from childhood what can happen with rivers in my part of the country. I have a very healthy respect for their capabilities and unpredictability. If you ever navigate with your boat over tidal sections of rivers. UK Tides is an android application that brings tidal charts and data right to your Android Mobile Phone. 

Provides up to Seven days of tides tables and charts for more than 700 UK locations. The application displays a list of the current tide conditions, along with daily highs and lows with their accompanying times. In addition, you may view the very same tide information in the future, perfect for trip planning. UK Tides is mainly for coastal tide conditions and you may have to calculate the time difference from a known location for the inland part of the tidal range of the river. The UK Tides application is available free of charge.

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