Privacy Policy

1 Friendly summary

The following is a friendly explanation of what you share and with whom. For more details
about the information used by the application and its purpose, as well as initiatives
you can take to minimize your exposure, see item 2, below.

Overview of the shared information:

1.1 If you use the free version of the application, your
approximate location may be shared with the advertising platform.
The platform used is AdMob, by Google, Inc. This feature is enabled by default
(OPT-OUT)
.

1.2 If you use the free version of the application, your connection status and
device identification may be shared with the advertising platform.

1.3 If you purchase optional packages, some contact information such as name and address
may be visible to the application author. No financial information
(e.g., credit card numbers) is accessible.

1.4 The way you use the application (e.g., settings and commonly used functions) and
technical information of your device (e.g., system version and device model)
may be shared with the author of the application, and himself only, by the application
statistics service. This feature is DISabled by default
(OPT-IN)
.

2 Details

The following is a list of information you share and the permissions required:

2.1 Approximate location

ANDROID PERMISSION: Your locationapproximate (network-based) location

This permission is required for two distinct situations:

a) Ads

Your approximate location can be shared with the ad platform to deliver more relevant ads to you.

The platform used is AdMob, by Google, Inc. This PRIVACY POLICY
does not address the privacy directives of those third parties
, which may be
applicable to you.

MINIMIZING YOUR EXPOSURE: Buy an optional package, since these acquisitions
disable the ads. Otherwise, to make free use of the application, you can
disable location in ads through the application preferences
(Preferences – Other – Localized Ads).

b) Automatic Location

Your approximate location can be used to select
the proper prediction automatically for you. This process does not
share your location with anyone, not even the author of the application. The location
is determined by the system of your device.

MINIMIZING YOUR EXPOSURE: This information is used internally only, it is not
shared. Still, you can disable the service in the application preferences
(Preferences – Local – Automatic). Please notice that this
request can be independently (de)activated from the one in item “a” above.

2.2 Contact Information

ANDROID PERMISSION: Network communicationGoogle Play billing service

a) Billing service

When you purchase an additional package to enable the advanced features, this application
obtains the identification of this package to allow you to use these advanced features.
Financial information (like credit card number) is not accessible to the application.
Contact information such as name and address may
be available to the author through the billing service from Google.

MINIMIZING YOUR EXPOSURE: To avoid such exposure, please use the application only
in its free mode. Otherwise, there is no way to avoid this exposure, since the billing service
is required to purchase the optional packages.

2.3 Connection status

ANDROID PERMISSION: Network communicationView network connections

a) Ads

The Ad platform verifies the connection status of your device to see if one
is available to display the ads.

MINIMIZING YOUR EXPOSURE: Buy an optional package, since these acquisitions
disable the ads. Otherwise, there is no way to avoid this exposure by making use of the
application in its free mode.

2.4 Connection statistics

ANDROID PERMISSION: Network communicationFull network access

The application uses this permission to access the Internet and download tide data. That
permission is not used by the application to request private information. Therefore, there is
no privacy exposure, by the application, to me minimized in this situation. It is a regular use
of the Internet.

2.5 Device identity and status

ANDROID PERMISSION: Phone CallsRead phone status and identity

a) Ads

This application shares information with the ad platform, according to the privacy directives of
such services. The application
uses the platform AdMob, by Google, Inc. Such information may include the unique identification
of the device and other characteristics, depending on the privacy directives of such services.

MINIMIZING YOUR EXPOSURE: Buy an optional package, since these acquisitions
disable the ads. Otherwise, there is no way to avoid this exposure by making use of the
application in its free mode.

2.6 Device specifications

ANDROID PERMISSION: Network communicationView network connections

a) Statistics

To improve the application, the author can verify, if you so authorize, what functions you use the most,
the physical characteristics and technical aspects of your device.
Thus, it is possible to focus the efforts on improving the commonly used functions.
What’s captured: system information (version and version number), device model,
which connection technology is used, what functions crashed the app, the screen characteristics
(size, resolution and orientation) and other hardware information.

The statistics service NEVER collects
any personal information that can identify you, even indirectly
. The statistics service
does NOT collect information like phone number, IMEI, carrier, device serial number
or similar information, as well as accounts and emails associated with the device or any other
information that does not relate strictly to the technical functioning of the application. That’s
why it does not make use of such permissions. A randomly generated number may be used
to identify usage data, but these are completely unrelated to any personal or private
information.

However, you assume responsibility under the general risks of system and connection failure, as
well as interception and compromising by third parties. The
author will not take any responsibility
whatsoever for any security breach and such problems that may arise to your shared data, be it
in your device, under transit or if stored in the author premises or elsewhere. Such storage decision
is at the author’s discretion. By using this service, you accept this to be a normal
risk of using computer systems that you and the author take when
sharing information to help improve the app.

MINIMIZING YOUR EXPOSURE: The statistics service is already DISABLED
by default. You do not need to do anything to minimize your exposure. If you want
to collaborate with the author, you can enable the service
in the application preferences (Preferences – Other – Send statistics).

Aparição na Revista Náutica

O programa Tábua de Marés Brasil apareceu em destaque na revista nacional mais importante do setor: a revista Náutica, na edição 271, de março de 2011. É distribuída nacionalmente e ainda está nas bancas e livrarias.

Agradeço a Amanda Denti por ter se interessado a funcionalidade do app. :)

Este mês comprei a minha mais cedo! ;)

Esclarecimento acerca das tábuas de marés disponíveis

Primeiramente, obrigado a todos pelo interesse no app (mais de 1500 downloads em pouco menos de 2 meses).

O app Tábua de Marés Brasil conta com um número razoável de localidades disponíveis. Na verdade, como toda a informação é obtida online, dos servidores do CPTEC/INPE, este app sofre as mesmas limitações de conteúdo que você pode ter utilizando aquele site. Continue lendo

Tábua de Marés Brasil – Android App

Atualização de 04/abril/2011: Para uma lista atualizada das funcionalidades atuais, veja a seção específica a respeito do app.

Bem-vindo ao programa Tábua de Marés Brasil.

Com o app, você poderá visualizar no seu Android todas as marés para os locais registrados no DHN da Marinha brasileira. Os dados são obtidos automaticamente através do site do CPTEC/INPE, online, sendo que toda informação obtida é salva automaticamente na memória interna para que você visualize posteriormente sem precisar da conexão.

Dentre as funcionalidades, estão:

  • Informação obtida sob demanda e salva na memória interna do aparelho: evita o uso repetido e desnecessário da conexão do seu smartphone.
  • Resultados numa tela de visual agradável e limpo.
  • Ícones indicativos que permitem uma rápida compreensão visual da informação, seguindo a ordem de cores padrão da meteorologia e afins.
  • Número personalizável de previsões.
  • Possibilidade de enviar a tábua de marés por e-mail (versão Light limitada para os 2 primeiros dias mostrados).
  • † Possibilidade de enviar a tábua de marés por SMS (em breve na versão 1.5).
  • Ampla escolha de locais e portos (fonte: CPTEC/INPE).
  • † Modo de navegação: navegue entre marés passadas e futuras, e escolha o melhor dia para aquela viagem que você está planejando (depende da informação disponível no CPTEC/INPE).
  • † Salvar informação para o cache: permite salvar informações de anos inteiros na memória interna para dispensar o uso da Internet.

† => Disponível apenas na versão Pro.

Procure no Android Market agora mesmo por “Tábua de Marés Brasil” (aparelhos localizados para Português-brasileiro) ou “Tide Tables Brazil” (todos os outros).