Way back in December of last year Microsoft and design blog Core77 teamed up for the second time to launch another design contest. It was called App to the Future. The goal was to produce app designs for Windows Phone and eventually pair those designs with developers. Winners were announced in March and ever since we’ve been waiting to see those app designs come to fruition. One of those winners, Tide, is now available for download. Let’s check it out.
Tide for Windows Phone was designed by Martin Spurway out of the UK. It’s a swell forecasting app that looks superb. Here’s what you can do with Tide:
- 24 Hour scrolling forecast feature.
- Accurate 5 Day forecast.
- Beautifully Animated Waves.
- Integrated Sharing.
- Add your favorite spots.
- View in UK, US or EU units.
Tide pulls data from Magic Seaweed, which is the oldest, most popular, and most detailed free long range surf forecast on the web. Tide is a beautiful way to quickly see the forecast for your favorite surf spots. It’s one of those apps you’ll want to show off to your friends because of how good it looks, specifically the beach information page.
After you’ve selected a beach you’ll be looking at the tide and surf info. On the ‘today’ panel if you slide your finger up and down you’ll browse through time for the swell info. The forecast page shows the extended forecast, tap a day to get an expanded view.
There aren’t as many locations at launch, but Martin is committed to bringing more features and beaches to Tide in the near future. Be sure to share your feedback with him below or through the app itself.
Tide is free for Windows Phone 7.x and 8 devices and comes with no ads. It’s a win-win and we’re glad to see an app go from design concept to being available for download in the Store. Want to get it? Go grab it in the Store, use the QR code below, or swipe to the right in our app.