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Thursday, 16 May 2013

OpenSignal - App Review

Checkout signal strengths wherever you are for your iOS device, be it wi-fi or GSM. At the same time help improve coverage for everyone by sharing your information.

Now for the ACIDS test:

The dashboard displays your current carrier, the direction of the nearest tower, as well as the quality of data coverage. In addition to this the name of the wi-fi network to which you are connected, as well as nearby networks are listed. All this information is also available in easy-to-use map form.

There is an excellent local coverage map which displays overall signal strength and can also be analysed by service provider.
There's a straightforward Speed test which calibrates latency, download, and upload speeds. In addition, you have access to your history which enables you to see whether or not things are improving.

Settings options enables you to choose whether or not to share information; it's great to see a developer set up their App with a default to 'off' (well done).

The app is absolutely free. Be careful when using the app for testing a mobile network if you don't have unlimited data usage included in your plan.

It certainly is interesting seeing the available signals and especially location to mobile signal towers. You might be able to use the information for negotiating with your ISP or mobile service.

The App is reliable and there's every reason to believe that the information provided is accurate.

In order to play the game (and help everyone else), you should really enable anonymous usage tracking as well as data sharing. Although no personal data is collected, it depends how trusting you are.

ACIDS Test Rating:

Amazing information.

To find out how the ACIDS Test works, click here.

You can get OpenSignal here and support for the App here.

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