I have just discovered Tide, a beautiful surfing forecast app for the Windows Phone. I haven’t used the app personally as a) I don’t own a Windows phone and b) I have the surfing skills of a brick. However, from watching the app’s video and screenshots, Tide appears to display the information you need brilliantly without going over the top with detailed information and statistics. I’m particularly fond of the constant wave animation that changes according to the sea condition. You can tap and slide up or down to see how the condition changes as time progresses. Judging from the positive reviews on the Windows Phone App Store, the app is pretty useful too – just don’t forget the waterproof phone case!

I hope to see more well thought out apps like this on the Windows phone as I am a big fan of the general look and feel of the Windows Mobile interface but find the lack of decent/useful apps let it down.