CRUISING WORLD - APP OF THE MONTH - February 2013Now in English, French, German and Spanish.Sailing weather forecast maps designed for and by sailors.With SailGrib, enjoy viewing weather forecast maps on your Android device. Select the map that you want to get data for, request the grib file, download it and view its data on SailGrib.The free version is limited to downloading and viewing 48 hours of forecast data. Upgrade to the full version to get up to 14 days of forecast.The area selection is very simple as SailGrib uses maps.The data request is done through Saildocs. SailGrib prepares the email for you. You just have to send the mail using your regular email. When you get the Saildocs email back, download the attached grib file, open it to view its data. Data are extracted from the NOAA GFS model , the NOAA WaveWatch 3 model or the USA Navy COAMPS model.Features- choose a map and overlay weather forecast data,- download data using the best Grib files provider : Saildocs- specify Saidocs request to your needs,- Saildocs request can be adjusted to match a maximum file size- Send the prepared mail using your regular email.- Can be used with satellite phone email services like XGate with optimizer or the iridium AxcessPoint.- Offline maps capability combined with satellite mail allows usage at sea.- view weather overlays together on the same mapWith SailGrib, you can download and view the following data from the NOAA GFS or WW3 models and the US Navy COAMPS model- Wind (10m above sea level)- Pressure (reduced to mean sea level)- Precipitation (accumulated over 6 hours)- Total cloud cover- Air Temperature ( 2m above ground)- Wave (significant wave height, mean wave direction and period)- CAPEWith SailGrib, you can specify the following parameters for your grib file request:- grid resolution (0.5°, 1.0°, 1.5°, 2.0°) and down to 0.2° with the COAMPS model- time step between forecasts(3 hours, 6 hours, 12 hours)- number of days for the forecast(1 to 14) - maximum file size. SailGrib estimates the size of the grib file you request and adjust the grid resolution and the time step to make sure your file will size be lower than your set limit.With SailGrib, you can view the following data:- Windbarbs- Isobars- Precipitation maps- Cloud cover maps- Temperature maps- Waves maps and arrows- CAPE mapIn february 2013, SailGrib was elected App of the month by the magazine Cruising World.http://thesailingcompany.com/app/app-of-the-month-sailgribSailGrib uses the JGRIB Java GRIB decoder (jgrib.sourceforge.net) and OpenStreetMap (www.openstreetmap.org).