Squid Mobile App

Developed by GreatCircle, Squid Mobile is a free, powerful and yet easy and comprehensive requester and viewer of GRIB files. Compatible with Iridium GO!®, Squid Mobile allows direct weather downloads through Iridium GO!, monitoring satellite signal in real time and smooth pause/resume download.

The app is available for a large audience of sailors. It doesn’t matter if you are an occasional cruiser or a keen racer, if you are an off-shore solo navigator or coastal dinghy sailor. Squid has a wide variety of forecast data, designed for accuracy and coverage in any region around the globe.


Key Features:

  • Multi model viewer to compare and analyze con-divergences
  • Routing and way-point editor with: bearing Compass, database of major cruising and racing boat polars, roadbook reporting, cloud routing and multiple road comparisons
  • Up to 10 days forecasts by steps of 1 or 3 hours
  • Direct GRIB download or as mail attachment for easy sharing and opening in other applications
  • Multi-model meteograms for easy comparisons (MSLP and wind in V1)
  • Customized views by color gradients, isolines, barbs and arrows
  • Combining both CPU and graphical processor for smooth animations
  • Compatible with iOS9 and Android


Available Variables:

  • Atmospheric
  • Wind, 10m, 925 Hpa, and Gusts
  • MSLP
  • Rainfall
  • Cloud Cover
  • Cape
  • Relative Humidity
  • Temperature
  • Oceanic
  • Currents, Direction and Force
  • Sea State, Swell, Wind Waves, Height and Direction