Following changes in tax rules for the App Store across the European Union from 1 January 2015 we have updated the prices to reflect the new VAT rates.
From 1 January 2015 VAT (IVA) will be collected by Apple from the customer at the local rate instead of the rate in Luxembourg. For example VAT payable in the UK becomes 20% against the previous Luxembourg 9%.
Imray, the nautical publisher, is to take over Tucabo following the sad death of its founder Carlos Rojas. Carlos was a talented software developer and yachtsman. He was also a friend and mentor to many people and is greatly missed.
Carlos Rojas 1957-2015
Engineer by training, businessman by accident, student by nature.
Imray is now updating and developing all the apps originally produced by Tucabo. From the beginning of December news about Tucabo apps will be available on the Imray website, www.imray.com/apps.
Until further notice support queries and further enquiries can continue to be addressed to email@example.com.
Tides Planner can now display tidal stream data for the Channel and Biscay coast of France. This is one of the numerous ongoing enhancements and additions to the comprehensive tides planning app. Thank you to the many users who get in touch and make suggestions.
We have been busy in the last few months with Charts. Among the many new features are folders for waypoints and routes, which provide a good way to store and organise planning data.
The chart sets now include SHOM charts from Brest to the border with Spain and, using the latest version of Tides Planner, currents on the French coast of the Channel and Biscay.
AIS and NMEA display immediate target data and also organise targets by time and the closest point of approach. In boats equipped with NMEA WiFi this is a really useful visual tool to passage making in busy areas such as traffic separation schemes.
The Hopewell Rocks Park in Canada experience some of the largest tides in the world, at some times of the year up to a high water of 46ft. The tide has created a spectacular setting through erosion of the rocks, which can be visited en foot at low water or in a kayak tours at high water.Supervisor Kevin has used Tides Planner to devise a schedule for visitors, based on a level of 17.8ft which cuts off access to one of the coves.
Thank you to Al who has kindly advised us on issues with visual impairment brought about by iOS7. The latest version 3.80 of Tides Planner has some additional buttons to support date changing. We are really pleased that the app can be used even with visual issues. This was the best thing we did in the whole of 2013.