By Darcy Schlitt
This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.
The Grip Application was created for people in the film industry, more specifically people working in the Grip and Electric (G&E) department(s). The application is an instructional and education tool that can be used as a reference on set as well as manual to study off set. People that are just beginning a career in G&E have very few resources that teach them what will be required of them on set – specifically, the types of equipment they will use and how it works, and when and where to use it on set. Typically, those new to G&E learn by example from the more experienced members in their department – which can often be problematic if they are short staffed, working on a set up that needs to be done quickly (which happens nonstop) or building a rig that requires maximum safety precautions. To excel the knowledge of the beginner and both aid the teachings and update the knowledge of the more advanced, the Grip App is one-quarter dictionary, ¼ equipment statistics and specifications, 25% images and descriptions of equipment, and the remainder – all of this information in practical applications on set!
The Grip App features a wide assortment of equipment pictures, individually and on set, that come directly from the manufacturers. It also includes, equipment specifications, how to's, and step-by-step instructions. Users can read up on and study within 4 categories: 1. Dollies, 2. Cranes (Techno Cranes and Remote Heads), 3. Hardware (Hardware/Tools, Flags, Stands, Expendibles), 4. Rigs (Knots, Condors, Truss, Car Rigs).
What's New in Version 2.2
- iPhone 5 Compatible!
- Minor bug fixes
- Minor optimizations
- Fixed crash in "Truss" section
There's little consistency in how information is presented. The whole app feel slap-dash which isn't necessarily a problem, but it's inexcusable for an $8 app that basically pulls information straight off websites. The search function is useless, typing in 'C-47' returns nothing, for example, and typing in 'jib' does not consolidate the many varieties of jibs into one list, but instead returns a jib yoke.
It's the only app like it and better than nothing, but there is definitely room for some competition.
I’m a Grip & I find it very comforting when I have a question about smn & all I need to do is open the app & boom! There the answer is with a couple pushes if the thumbs.
That was when I had the iPhone 6+.
Now that I have the 7 I can’t look at the app. I can’t get the help that I need within seconds. Even if I paid $8!!!
That’s very discomforting.
Please fix it NOW!!!!
Not IOS 11 compatible.
I’ve had and used this app for years and although the interface was old and clunky, it did the job. But now after the release of IOS 11, the app doesn’t even open. The developers seriously need to update this now.
- Category: Photo & Video
- Updated: May 05, 2013
- Version: 2.2
- Size: 300 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Enlightened Shenanigans LLC
- © 2011 Enlightened Shenanigans
Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.