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mobileGRIB 1.4 released!

Posted by on Sep 14, 2011 in news & updates | 34 comments

Good things come to those who wait. Guinness. :)

That’s what we needed a lot of before getting this version running.

Thanks for having been so patient!

A lot of bugs and difficulties had to be overcome in order to be able to select GRIB parameters, resolution, interval, forecast days before downloading the GRIB file. Plus you can choose the 2.5° resolution, especially convenient for large areas like oceans, where a 1° or higher resolution is not needed anyways.

Now we’re there, and you will be able to optimize even more your data transfers. And for all of you who need more than 8 days forecast: soon NOAA’s 16 day GRIB forecast will be available for download. It’s just a matter of time.

Nevertheless, rethinking the fetch data dialog, and finding so many bugs and difficulties, was an opportunity to massively improve the GRIB creation on our servers. You’ll be amazed about the speed the GRIB’s are pushed back to your device!

Further on, another important feature that was missing is the remember zoom level and position on exit. Finally you can re-open mobileGRIB and find yourself where you were during exiting.

Last but not least the so requested numerical data is now present in the lower bar. Unfortunately there is still a structural issue to overcome in order to be able to display combined numerical data for all of the GRIB parameters you selected for download. Also here, just a matter of time. And by the way, once this is overcome, nothing stands in between combined visual data as well. So for all of you who need those wind arrows on top of the isobars, good news are coming!

For further features and fixes, see the change log.

Enjoy version 1.4!

upcoming features for version 1.5:

  • L and H signs for pressure
  • Isotherms
  • Waves
  • Windmap
  • Combined numerical data
  • Weather Animation
  • 16 days forecast

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imminent release of 1.4!

Posted by on Jul 30, 2011 in news & updates | 19 comments

a little preview of what 1.4 fetch data will look like:

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offline maps

Posted by on Jul 29, 2011 in news & updates | 3 comments

After various feedbacks and requests about offline maps we would like to inform you, that an offline capability is already present in mobileGRIB!

Just download the tiles of interest from a home or office wifi and this area will stay on your device for offline use. This is why we 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 offline use.

Nevertheless, one of the next versions will include the ability to manually download desired areas as Europe, Americas, or oceans and countries.

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mobileGRIB 1.3 released

Posted by on Jun 29, 2011 in news & updates | 1 comment

This update should fix the parsing bug

on Motorola Defy and maybe others.

 

Best regards

Alex

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mobileGRIB 1.2 released

Posted by on May 17, 2011 in news & updates | 2 comments

new features:

  • new map from MapQuest
  • offline GRIB Manager
  • cross hairs to show actual position
  • GPS positioning and track

see the changelog.

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mobileGRIB 1.2

Posted by on May 11, 2011 in news & updates | 1 comment

Release of version 1.2 planned for Tuesday 17. of May including following features:

  • New Map from Mapquest
  • Fetch Data lets choose Interval and Forecast Hour before download
  • Remember zoom level
  • Offline GRIB browser

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