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mobileGRIB is a GRIB2 viewer for Android. It enables sailors and meteorologists to have detailed weather information always available. This is done by downloading GRIB files of any region of interest. Source for the Gridded Binaries is the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Forecast times and variables can be chosen from pressure, wind arrows, temperature, cloud cover, humidity and precipitation for the upcoming 8 days between a resolution of 1° x 1° or, for even more detail, 0.5° x 0.5°. By selecting only what the user needs, this procedure will keep the size of the downloaded GRIB file low, making it especially convenient for low bandwidth regions covered only by Edge or GPRS networks, or simply regions with low cellular coverage.
Downloaded map tiles will be cached for offline use. This is why we highly recommend our users to browse through the desired area and zoom level before going offline, in order to always have the map tiles cached for offshore use.

Upcoming features:

* L and H signs for pressure
* Isotherms
* Waves
* Windmap
* Combined numerical data
* Weather Animation
* 16 days forecast
* and much, much more to be added..stay tuned!

Tags: grib, grib viewer,, mobilegrib, grib weather, grib data, grib sur, grib2 viewer, ugrib, grib file viewer.

Recently changed in this version

* re-engineered fetch data dialog
* added 8 days forecast
* massive speed improvement of GRIB creation on server
* fixed sound muting on exit
* fixed grib reload on same area
* added numerical data
* remember position on exit
* changed coordinates to nautical values
* smaller corrections

Comments and ratings for mobileGRIB
  • (38 stars)

    by Kees de Walle on 29/04/2014

    Recently switched from Samsung to htc m8. On the htc the font size of the Oscars and the forecast time in the to of the screen is so tiny that it's very hard to make out what it states. This'd made me look for some different app, which is unfortunate because I did like it. Can this perhaps be changed in the next version

  • (38 stars)

    by Sten Engelstoft on 02/12/2013

    There are much better aps out trere. This one has not been updated for a long time and developer does not react to 'constructive' mails with suggestions. Try SailGrib

  • (38 stars)

    by Christopher Robb on 11/09/2013

    The system is stuck on 2nd September. They don't answer emails informing them of a problem. This product is now effectively dead, which is a shame as it was good

  • (38 stars)

    by Tony Gibb on 07/09/2013

    Deleyed and reinstalled as cannot get any grib data that starts post September 2nd. Even when I reinstalled the same thing is happening. The gribs always sart on September 2nd and here we are at September 7th??

  • (38 stars)

    by paul willson on 15/03/2013

    Having the most up to date information prior to setting sail is with out doubt a great benefit. Comparing the actual conditions at sea against the forecast is a good way of predicting where the winds will be and avoiding being in the wrong place. Even when crossing oceans the long forecast are usually right in showing what's coming but not so good at precisely where and when. Plotting the changes

  • (38 stars)

    by Allen Goldstein on 01/01/2013

    I am a sailor and have been using the paid version of mobilegrib for a year or so now. I just found Pocketgrib which animates, shows multiple layers at once, and can show data for any local as graphs or tables. Pocketgrib is well worth the $6. I have been hoping for an update to mobilegrib that gives me animations and it has not come.

  • (38 stars)

    by Nicko Brennan on 23/12/2012

    This is a good basic viewer however it lacks more advanced features such as animation, meteograms (graphs) and support for weather models other than GFS that better apps like PocketGrib have.