Monthly Archives: February 2011

Version 0.91 is here. Speed improvements and battery use reductions.

We fixed a lot of outstanding issues with the app with this update, though we do still have a lot of fixes on our radar. Please let us know any problems you have. Also… Xoom users, congratulations on your recent … Continue reading

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How to get developers to fix stuff

This is a general post about how to make developers to fix stuff and keep them improving. It applies to us, but hopefully it will be helpful getting the full potential out of other apps. Email them If you have … Continue reading

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Help translate Open Signal Maps

UPDATE: if you’re reading this you’ve come to an old post. To find out about contributing translations via our community spreadsheet see here: http://opensignalmaps.com/blog/2012/02/03/help-keep-translations-up-to-date/ Below is the old way we translated … Largely with the help of google the Open … Continue reading

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Issues with FC/no widget after upgrade? You may need to change app install location.

Whats the problem? We’ve had some reports of force closing following users upgrading to the new version with widget. This is likely because – at one point – it was possible to install the app externally (that is on your … Continue reading

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OpenSignalMaps Video Review on Olhar Digital

Brazilian digital TV channel Olhar Digital recently featured OpenSignalMaps in a segment. Here’s the video:   Source: http://olhardigital.uol.com.br/produtos/central_de_videos/veja_a_cobertura_celular_das_operado

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OpenSignalMaps on CNN.com

OpenSignalMaps was recently featured on the CNN website, and even made it to the front page (although quite far down!). Read the full article here: http://edition.cnn.com/2011/TECH/mobile/02/15/coverage.mapping/

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What the… 2.75g???

The widget is out there! Here’s a question which I know is going to come up: what is 2.75G/2.5G? Most people know what 2G and 3G are, or do they… Here’s what you might think: – 2G just does voice, … Continue reading

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Widget Coming

We’re going to update the app pretty imminently. The big news is that we’re adding a widget. Add the widget by doing a long click on home screen or selecting Menu Key>>Add, then select Widgets, Open Signal Maps. It shows: … Continue reading

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FAQ: What are the app permissions and why?

This post might be a bit boooooring for some of you as its a little technical. But we do get asked a bit why we need so many Android permissions – these are the things that Android warns you about … Continue reading

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OpenSignalMaps on TIME Techland

The technology section of influential TIME Magazine has a short piece on the OpenSignalMaps app. Check out the full article here: http://techland.time.com/2011/02/16/want-to-avoid-dropped-calls-theres-an-app-for-that-if-youre-on-android/

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