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Old 08-28-2016, 11:29 PM   #1
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I have been using Ayetides on my iPhone and iPad for years and it has been fantastic, with world tides held locally on the device in a database. It was the first app I ever bought, and it was on the day that the iPhone 3 was released in Australia. At the time it was close to the most expensive app on the Apple App Store, and I have never regretted the purchase.
Sadly now I have decided to change platforms to Android, as I had decided to do the next time I had to get a new phone - I just don't want pay the Apple tax anymore - and my iPhone was stolen yesterday.

My problem now is to replace Ayetides with something as good on the Android platform, and it does have to have a local database as we are often out of Internet range when we need tide information.

We are currently cruising SE Asia.

Any suggestions as to a great tide app on Android? It doesn't have to be free, it is likely to be my most used app if good. Fortunately I can still use Ayetides on my iPad, but would be good to have a good app on the phone as well.
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I thought I saw a more relevant thread for my question but I can't find it now, apologies this doesn't answer your question (whatever your question is, I did find out earlier this year what an "app" is, but I don't know what all the other gizmo words mean )

Anyway, TIDE, I don't use electronics (and if yours aren't working you won't be using them either ) I'm reading Passages South and Mr. Van Sant says that high tide near the open ocean is at 8:00 local time on the day of the full moon, and after that add 52 minutes each day for the next high tide. Is that true? Just how "near the open ocean" is near the open ocean? Does the leeward side of Caribbean islands count? The Horta marina?
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Hi Marramarra. Have a look at Googles Play Store - there are a lot of
tide Apps there. One possibility is to go with a Navionics charting package, which includes tides a week or so in advance. You can get the SE Asia Navionics charts for Android for a quite reasonable price.

Incidently, I just bought a new Andriod phone, the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge, here in Kuching. Not cheap, but a beautiful phone.
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