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Android Tide Calculator Apps : "Tide Now"

BASIC USE DIAGRAM: AFTER LOADING THE APP, CHOOSE A STATION AS FOLLOWS.

DETAIL DIAGRAM OF TIDE NOW DISPLAY:

EXAMPLE USING DATE ENTRY DIALOG:

 

 

CHANGING THE GRAPH DISPLAY FOR VARIOUS SUN AND MOON INFORMATION

 

CHANGING THE COLOR SCHEME TO SUIT YOUR NEEDS:

 

USING GOOGLE MAP COMMAND WITH A SPLIT SCREEN DISPLAY

Here are the displays of the various state tide apps:

 

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Features of Tide Now App

Self Contained This app does not use the internet to get its results. It performs its function purely by calculation. It will work on a phone or a tablet in or out of range of communications.
Quick Simple and Clean Predictions are quick and the app is simple to use and understand. Gestures are supported for looking at the next and prior day tides. There are no ads and app cannot access phone features. The app is small, under 300 KB, varies by state.
Simple User Options There are controls for the user, provided on the action bar and settings menu, to set it up as desired.
Phone or Tablet The app works on any Android device at level 4 or above, many phones and tablets are supported. Depending on the nature of your android device, the landscape or portrait mode display may present a more useful size.
Accurate Predictions This app was written using well-known tidal prediction algorithms and publicly available location data. It can be expected to match very closely to federally-published tide tables. It uses the "Harmonic Prediction of Tides" methodology in long use for tide elevation predictions.
Designed for On The Spot Use The tidal status presentation gives an immediate snapshot of the tide situation, more useful than just a standard list of highs and lows. The display can be refreshed at any time to update this status. This app is designed for use while actively out and about along the waterfront. It uses large text and the white on black text choice is easily read on the bright sun.

200 Year Calendar

In addition to today's tides, a date picker is available to choose any date from 1901 to 2100. The app does not have to be refreshed on the new year.
Next Day, Prior Day Swipes Gestures are supported to go to "next day" and "past day" to step day by day through a range of dates. These operate like turning the page of a book. You can quickly swipe through a range of dates to look for good clam digging days.
Favorites The selected station can be added to a set of eight favorites. These can be accessed by a down-swipe.
Adjustable Colors There are five color schemes, good for situations ranging from bright sun to night use. Try each one out depending in which conditions you use the app you can find one that works best.
Graph Choices Three graph choices are available. The original shows the tides. The daylight hours choice indicates which times are illuminated by the sun. The Full Sun and Moon shows rise, transit, and set times for the sun and the moon, along with the phase of the moon.
Numerous Tide Stations

Each state app is broken down to regions and stations depending on the state. The design is oriented to names on the ground, suitable for non expert users.

 

Command Icons, Menu and Gestures

The LOCATION ICON on the action bar allows you to specify which location you want the tides for. When pressed it will give a choice of regions, when one is selected then you will get a choice of stations within that region.

The DATE ICON on the action bar allows you to enter a date, if you are considering days other than today such as planning a clamming trip. Normally you can leave this alone otherwise.

The REFRESH ICON brings the display to the present date and time. If you have changed the date, this will restore the date to the present date. If the app has been sitting idle for some time, you might want to press the refresh to update the current tide status and time mark on the graph. These change throughout the day.

Menu Item ADD STATION TO FAVORITES. This command allows you to choose one of eight shortcut locations for the presently selected station.

Menu Item GMAP STATION (Internet). This command passes the presently selected station's geographic coordinates to Google Maps App (if installed). A map is shown which is centered on the stations defined location. This will not work if the internet is not available.

Menu Item SUN AND MOON INFO. You can choose the plain graph (Tides only), the daylight hours graph, or the full Tides/Sun/Moon graph.

Menu Item CHANGE COLOR SCHEME. You can select a color scheme that suites you and the time of day. (See below).

Menu Item ABOUT GESTURES. This command lists the three gestures available; if you select one it will perform that gesture as an example.

SWIPE LEFT (NEXT DAY) Gesture. Shows tomorrows ( or next day's tide ).

SWIPE RIGHT (PRIOR DAY) Gesture. Shows yesterday's (or previous day's tide).

SWIPE DOWN FAVORITES MENU Gesture. Shows the eight defined favorites or shortcuts. Touching one of them will change the app so it displays that station.

 

 

STATE by STATE TIDE STATIONS

WASHINGTON STATE:

North Puget Sound Region : Seattle, Des Moines, Bremerton, Eagle Harbor, Everett, Edmonds, Kingston, Port Madison, Poulsbo, Point Vashon, Tulalip.

South Puget Sound Region: Tacoma, Burton, Gig Harbor, Olympia, Shelton, Home, Eld Inlet, Allyn, Arcadia, Steilacoom, Anderson Island.

Strait of Juan de Fuca Region: Port Townsend, Dungeness Bay, Sequim, Gardiner Discovery Bay, Port Angeles, Crescent Bay, Sekiu, Neah Bay, Twin Rivers, Tatoosh Island.

Whidbey and Fidalgo Islands Region: Langley, Bush Point, Admiralty Head, Keystone Harbor, Freeland, Coupeville, Oak Harbor, La Connor, Cornet Bay, Anacortes, Bowman Bay.

San Juans Region : Upright Head, Richardson, Telegraph Bay, Orcas, Rosario, Friday Harbor, Roche Harbor, Hanbury Point, Kanaka Bay, Turn Point, Waldron Island, Sucia Island

Georgia Strait Region: Point Roberts, Blaine, Cherry Point, Ferndale, Sandy Point Lummi Bay, Point Migley, Village Point, Goosebury Point, Bellingham Bay, Chuckanut Bay.

Hood Canal Region: Port Ludlow, Port Gamble , Bangor, Whitney Point Dabob Bay, Pleasant Harbor, Seabeck Bay, Triton Head, Ayock Point, Union tides, Lynch Cove..

Pacific Coast Region: Foulweather Bluff, Makah Bay, La Push, Point Grenville, Ocean Shores, Aberdeen Hoquiam, Westport, Bay City Grays Harbor, Cosmopolis, Chehalis River, Toke Point Willipa Bay, Long Beach Nahcotta.

Columbia River Region: North Jetty, Jetty A Fort Canby, Cape Disappointment, Ilwaco, Chinook, Hungry Harbor, Harrington Point, Astoria OR, Skamokawa, Longview, Vancouver.

OREGON:

The Columbia River regions now include all tide stations on the river, both the Oregon
and Washington side.

Columbia River Mouth : North Jetty, Jetty A, Cape Disappointment, Ilwaco, Chinook, Hammond, Warrenton, Astoria Port Docks, Astoria Youngs Bay, Cathcart Landing, Hungry Harbor, Astoria Tongue Point.

Columbia River Upriver: Settlers Point, Harrington Point, Knappa, Skamokawa, Wauna, Longv iew, Saint Helens, Rocky Point, Vancouver, Portland.

Pacific Coast North: Seaside, Nehalem, Brighton, Barview Tillamook Bay, Garibaldi, Bay City, Dick Point, Netarts, Nestucca Bay, Cascade Head, Lincoln City Taft, Depoe Bay.

Pacific Coast Central: Yaquina Bar, Newport Yaquina USCG, South Beach, Weiser Point, Winant, Toledo, Waldport, Drift Creek Alsea River, Suislaw River, Florence USCG Pier, Florence.

Pacific Coast South: Half Moon Bay, Gardiner, Reedsport, Charleston, Coos Bay Sitka Dock, Empire, Coos Bay COE Dock, Bandon, Port Orford, Wedderburn, Gold Beach, Brookings.

 

CALIFORNIA:

There are 14 regions organized by county or counties.

Region Del Norte-Humboldt
Pyramid Point
Mad River Slough
Arcata Wharf
Eureka Slough
Crescent City
Trinidad Harbor
Eureka
Samoa
Bucksport
North Spit
Fields Landing
Shelter Cove

Region Mendocino-Sonoma
Westport
Fort Bragg Landing
Noyo Harbor
Mendocino Bay
Point Arena
Arena Cove
Green Cove Sea Ranch
Fort Ross
Bodega Harbor
Petaluma Marina
Petaluma River
Hog Island
Region Marin
Tomales Bay Entrance
Blake Landing
Marshall
Reynolds
Inverness
Point Reyes
Bolinas
Point Bonita
Sausalito
Point Chauncey
Point San Quentin
Point San Pedro

Region Solano
Vallejo
Mare Island
Benicia
Pierce Harbor
Suisun City
Bradmoor Island
Collinsville
Rio Vista
Snug Harbor

Region Sacramento-San Joaqin
Sacramento
Clarksburg
Blackslough Landing
Stockton
Terminous
Wards Island
New Hope Bridge
Orwood Old River
Bishop Cut
Irish Landing

Region Contra Costa
Point Isabel
Richmond Inner
Richmond
Point Orient
Pinole Point
Suisun Point
Crockett
Port Chicago
Pittsburg
Mallard Island
Antioch
Bethel Island
Region Alameda
Berkeley
Oakland Pier 40
Alameda
Oakland Inner Harbor
Park Street Bridge
San Leandro Marina
San Leandro Channel
Alameda Creek
Coyote Hills Slough
Dumbarton Bridge
Newark Slough
Coyote Creek

Region San Francisco
Golden Gate
Alcatraz Island
North Point Pier 41
Yerba Buena Island
Pier 22 Rincon Point
Potrero Point
Hunters Point
Ocean Beach Outer
San Francisco Bar
Farallon Island

Region San Mateo
South San Francisco
Oyster Point Marina
Point San Bruno
Seaplane Harbor
Coyote Point Marina
San Mateo Bridge
Smith Slough
Redwood City
Palo Alto Yacht Harbor
Pillar Point Harbor
Ano Nuevo Island
Region Santa Cruz-Monterey
Santa Cruz
Elkhorn Yacht Club
Moss Landing Harbor
Elkhorn
Elkhorn Slough RR
Moss Landing
Monterey
Carmel Cove
Mansfield Cone

Region SL Obispo-Santa Barbara
San Simeon
Port San Luis
Point Arguello
Gaviota State Park
Santa Barbara
San Miguel Island
Santa Rosa Island
Santa Cruz Island
Santa Barbara Island

Region Ventura
Mussell Shoals
Ventura
Port Hueneme
Mugo Lagoon Pier
San Nicolas Island

Region Los Angeles
Santa Monica
El Segundo
King Harbor
Cabrillo Beach
Los Angeles
Mormon Island
Long Beach
Long Beach Inner
Catalina Harbor
Avalon
San Clemente Island

Region Orange-San Diego
Los Patos
Santa Ana River
Balboa Pier
Newport Beach
San Clemente
La Jolla
Crown Point
Quivira Basin
Point Loma
San Diego
National City
Imperial Beach

 

ALASKA:

Ketchikan-Gateway Region
Ketchikan
Metlakatla Port Chester
Custom House Mary Island
Magnetic Point Union Bay
Burrough Bay Behm Canal
Bradfield Canal
Mop Point Thorne Arm
Natak Harbor
Rudyerd Bay
Prince Rupert BC

Prince of Wales Island Region
Craig
Lindeman Cove
Nossuk Bay
Trocadero Bay
El Capitan Passage
Port Alice Heceta Island
Security Cove Dall Island
Port Protection

Wrangell-Petersburg Region
Wrangell
Petersburg
Kake Harbor Keku Strait
Leconte Bay
Reef Point Stikine Strait
Saginaw Bay Kuiu Island
Monte Carlo Island
Beecher Pass

Baranof-Chichagof Islands Region
Sitka
Hoonah Port Fredrick
Elfin Cove
False Bay Chatham Strait
Port Alexander
Baranof Warm Spring Bay
Pelican Harbor
Sergius Narrows

Juneau Region
Juneau
Angoon Killisnoo
Gustavus Bartlett Cove
Funter Bay
Hawk Inlet
Auke Bay
Taku Point Taku Inlet
Port Snettisham Crib Point

Skagway-Haines Region
Skagway
Haines Inlet
Chilkat Inlet
Taiyasanka Harbor
Cove Point Berners Bay
William Henry Bay

Glacier Bay-Yakutat Region
Muir Inlet
Wachusett Inlet
Tarr Inlet
Composite Island
Willoughby Island
Graves Harbor
Yakutat

Cordova-Valdez Region
Cordova
Valdez
Whittier
Montague Island
Snug Harbor Knight Island
Perry Island South Bay
Comfort Cove Port Gravina
Jackson Cove Glacier Island

Kenai Peninsula-Cook Inlet Region
Seward
Homer
Seldovia
Anchorage
Kenai City Pier
Nikiski
Ninilchik
Anchor Point

Alaska Peninsula Region
Sand Point
King Cove
Chignik Anchorage Bay
Cold Bay
False Pass Unimak Island
Port Moller
Port Heiden

Kodiak Island Region
Kodiak Womens Bay
Old Harbor
Port Lions
Ouzinkie Spruce Island
Alitak

Aleutian Islands Region
Unalaska
Dutch Harbor
Akutan
Saint Paul Island
Saint George Island
Adak Island
Atka
Attu Massacre Bay

Western Alaska (S) Region
Dillingham
Clarks Point Nushagak Bay
Protection Point
Platinum Goodnews Bay
Quinhagak Kwinak
Bethel
Mekoryuk Ninivak Island
Toksook Bay
Dall Point Hooper Bay

Western Alaska (N) Region
Nunam Iqua Sheldon Point
Savoonga
Unalakleet
Shaktoolik
Nome
Shishmaref
Deering

Arctic Alaska Region
Red Dog Dock
Kivalina
Point Hope
Barrow (Offshore)
Point Barrow
Prudhoe Bay
Flaxman Island
Barter Island

HAWAIʻI :

 

Region Kauai - Niʻihiu

Hanalei Bay
Hanamaulu Bay
Nawiliwili
Port Allen
Waimea Bay
Niʻihau Island

Region Oʻahu

Honolulu
Ford Island
Bishop Point
Waiʻanae
Halʻeiwa
Laie Bay
Waikane
Mokuoloe
Waimanalo
Hanauma Bay

Region Molokaʻi - Lanai

Kaunakakai Harbor
Kolo Harbor
Pukoo Harbor
Kamalo Harbor
Lanai Island
Region Maui - Kahoʻolawe
Kahului
Hana
Makena
Kihea Maalaea Bay
Lahaina
Kuheia Bay
Smuggler Cove

Region Hawaiʻi

Hilo
Honuʻapo
Napoopoo
Kailua - Kona
Kawaihae
Mahukona

MAINE:

Region York

Seavey Island, Wells, Cape Neddick, Kittery Point, Seapoint, York Harbor, Kennebunkport, Cape Porpoise, Camp Ellis, Biddeford, Old Orchard Beach

Region Cumberland

Pine Point, Portland Head, Fore River, Portland, Prince Point, South Freeport, Falmouth Foreside, Brunswick, Howard Point, Cundy Harbor, Wilson Cove, South Harpswell

Region Cumberland Offshore

Cushing Island, Peak Island, Cow Island, Long Island, Vaill Island, Chebeague Island, Cliff Island

Region Sagadahoc-Kennebec

Richmond, Bath, Hunniwell Point, Gardiner, Phippsburg, Sturgeon Island, Mill Point, Robinhood

Region Lincoln

Wiscasset, Sheepscot, Back River, Isle of Springs, Southport , Boothbay Harbor, East Boothbay, Walpole, Pemaquid Harbor, New Harbor, Waldoboro, Monhegan Island

Region Knox

Friendship Harbor, Thomaston, Otis Cove, Port Clyde, Tenants Harbor, Rockland

Region Knox Offshore
Burnt Island, Matinicus Harbor, Vinalhaven, North Haven, Pulpit Harbor, Isle Au Haut

Region Waldo-Penobscot
Belfast, Fort Point, Sandy Point, Winterport, Bangor

Region Hancock
Bucksport, Gross Point, Castine, Little Deer Isle, Center Harbor, Blue Hill Harbor,
Ellsworth, Winter Harbor, Prospect Harbor

Region Hancock Offshore
Oceanville, Stonington, Mackeral Cove, Burnt Coat Harbor, Bar Harbor,
Southwest Harbor, Tremont Bass Harbor

Region Washington
Milbridge, Steele Harbor, Shoppee Point, Machiasport, Stone Island, Cutler Naval,
Cutler, Gravelly Point, Coffin Point, Birch Islands, Eastport, Pettegrove Point

MA_NY (four adjacent states)

Massachusetts North
Newburyport, Rockport, Gloucester Harbor, Salem, Lynn Harbor, Chelsea, Boston, Duxbury, Plymouth

Massachusetts Cape Cod
Sandwich, Sesuit Harbor, Provincetown, Chatham, Hyannisport, Woods Hole, Nantucket, Marthas Vineyard, New Bedford, Round Hill Point, Fall River

Rhode Island
Sakonnet, Kickamuit River, Providence, Bristol Ferry, East Greenwich, Wickford, Newport, West Jamestown, Point Judith, Weekapaug Point, Block Island

Connecticut
West Mystic, New London, Clinton Harbor, New Haven, Bridgeport, Black Rock Harbor, Southport, Saugatuck River, South Norwalk, Long Neck Point

Westchester NY
Rye Beach,New Rochelle,Tarrytown, Peekskill

Bronx NY
Riverdale, Throgs Neck, Hunts Point, Port Morris

Nassau North NY
Kings Point, Port Washington, Harry Tappen Marina, Glen Cove YC, Bayville, Cold Springs Harbor

Suffolk North NY
Lloyd Harbor, Northport, Port Jefferson, Cedar Beach, Northville, Greenport, South Jamesport, Sag Harbor, Plum Island, Fishers Island, Montauk

Suffolk South NY
Hamptons Open Coast, Hampton Bays, Quogue, Moriches USCG, Smith Point,Patchogue,Bay Shore,Seaview Ferry Dock,Fire Island,Amityville

Nassau South NY
Biltmore Shores,Bellmore, Green Island, Freeport, Point Lookout, Parsonnage Cove, Long Beach, Bay Park, Atlantic Beach

Kings Queens NY
Norton Point,Coney Island, Beach Channel, Canarsie Beach, Gowanus Bay, Brooklyn Bridge, Williamsburg Bridge, Worlds Fair Marina, College Point, Willets Point

New York County
Dyckman Street, The Battery,Queensboro Bridge, Horns Hook,Randalls Island,
East 41st Street Pier, Bergen Point, Great Kills Harbor, Staten Island USCG