• Phone App Performance
PocketGrib Phone App
  • Paid Version Available
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The PocketGrib app we are assessing in this performance review is a paid app available to download at the relevant iOS App Store and will run on the standard iOS operating system. Having achieved a decent amount of attention since its release, the people that have used PocketGrib felt that it offered an excellent solution when looking for a suitable Weather app. With an iOS file size of 6MB, PocketGrib requires a very small amount of storage space, so don't worry too much about it affecting your mobile device's remaining capacity. Other popular apps that might interest you include Weather Mate - Live Current Conditions Hyperlocal Forecast and Severe Weather, WeatherCast HD FREE : World Weather Forecasts & Reports with World Clock for, and Thermo.
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PocketGrib Phone Requirements
PocketGrib needs a phone that runs iOS but otherwise it only requires barely any processing power, a low quality GPU for the low-intensive graphics, and a very small amount of RAM. However it runs, the essential requirement is the 4.3 minimum iOS version which requires a phone that has been released within the past few years.
The Apple iPhone 5s 16 GB matches the PocketGrib hardware specifications.
iOS 4.3
iOS Details
User Rating
5 (156 votes)
Content Rating
File Size
6 MB
  • Weather
  • Navigation
  • NL
  • EN
  • FR
  • DE
  • IT
  • RU
  • ES
Supported Devices
  • iPad2Wifi
  • iPhone4S
  • iPodTouchFifthGen
  • iPodTouchThirdGen
  • iPhone4
  • iPodTouchourthGen
  • iPadThirdGen4G
  • iPadWifi
  • iPadMini4G
  • iPadFourthGen4G
  • iPadThirdGen
  • iPhone5
  • iPhone5s
  • iPadMini
  • iPadFourthGen
  • iPhone-3GS
  • iPad23G
  • iPhone5c
  • iPad3G
Nicholas Brennan
Creator's Website
Store Link
With PocketGrib you can download, view and analyse global weather data while on the go. Wind, precipitation, pressure, temperature, wave and other data extracted from GRIB files are displayed through our powerful GRIB viewer interface. Perfect for sailors (both sailing and in the pub), windsurfers, storm chasers, outdoor enthusiasts, amateur and professional meteorologists. Features - Choose your map location and have weather information overlaid - Animation of weather maps - Weather can be viewed as a meteogram (graph) or raw data - Configurable download to minimise file sizes (great for roaming) - GRIB files can be downloaded to your PC via iTunes - Displays online and offline - Support for 3rd party GRIB files PocketGrib downloads and displays the following weather types: - Wind speed and direction (10 m above ground/sea) - Precipitation (rain, snow etc) - Pressure - Air temperature - Waves (including Mediterranean and Black Sea) - Cloud cover - Relative humidity - CAPE (Convective Atmospheric Potential Energy) - Current (Atlantic only) Direct download of GRIB data from NOAA's GFS (Global Forecast System) model - Forecasts up to 8 days - Data steps: 3hr, 6hr, 12hr - Worldwide coverage - Resolution: 0.5°, 1°, 2° - Data updated 4 times a day (every 6 hours) Also support for COAMPS (0.2° resolution), WW3, NOGAPS, RTOFS (Currents) and FNMOC WW3 (Mediterranean wave) models. GRIB forecasts are published without human intervention or review. As such, the end user requires some knowledge and awareness. Most GRIB models do NOT accurately forecast hurricanes and tropical cyclones so their use should be combined with specific hurricane and tropical cyclone forecasts.
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