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Old 02-02-2021, 14:33   #1
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iOS app to view emailed grib files (eg Sailflow's)

Is there an iOS app that can open any grib file saved on the iPhone?

The situation: Near-offshore (no cell connection), need hi-rez (HRRR, NAM 3km, or SailFlow 3km) gribs. I can see several PC apps that can open my own files (eg XyGrib), but all iPhone apps I've tried insist on downloading their own gribs from the internet. SailFlow app doesn't even open without an internet connection.
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Re: iOS app to view emailed grib files (eg Sailflow's)

qtVlm for iOS, for example, can do that. Even without purchasing the complete version.
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Re: iOS app to view emailed grib files (eg Sailflow's)

Check out LuckGrib there is the base product that will do wha you want. And there are some upgrades that are value-priced
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Re: iOS app to view emailed grib files (eg Sailflow's)

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qtVlm for iOS, for example, can do that. Even without purchasing the complete version.
Tried that, no luck. qtVLM is as half-baked as I remember when using it last time in 2019. In all cases the process is a cumbersome loading of files via iTunes on PC. In the case of qtVLM the gribs folder on iPhone (visible in iTunes) is not accepting files dragged into it.

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Check out LuckGrib there is the base product that will do wha you want. And there are some upgrades that are value-priced
This app requires subscription after a free 10-day trial. Pass.

Managed to load it (again via iTunes on PC) into PicketGrib. Had to change the .final expension as sent by SailFlow to .grb

Still searching for a way to do it all on the iPhone without PC
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Re: iOS app to view emailed grib files (eg Sailflow's)

For qtVlm, just drop the grib at the root of qtVlm itunes folder (or from Finder), and run qtVlm->import from iTunes shared folder
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