Monthly Archives: March 2011

What’s the second largest market for Android apps? You might be surprised.

OK you probably knew that the US would be number one, maybe you thought it would be followed by the UK, Japan perhaps? Nope. South Korea. Google recently added statistics to their Android market console – and not before time, … Continue reading

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Format of Data saved to SDCard

I’ve just added a page explaining all the mysteries of the XML SDCard export added in version 0.94. This is useful for detailed investigations into what’s up with your cell signal. You can find it here: Format of saved data

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Version 0.94 What’s New?

About 12 hours ago we released a new version, at first glance there doesn’t look to be much difference but there are a few things hidden in there which you may enjoy: Shows more wifi routers. When you navigate to … Continue reading

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Monday @SXSW: A Busy Day at SXSW, Verizon Briefly Buckles.

Today was much busier here at the conference than yesterday, and the carriers’ connectivity reflects exactly that. At around 2pm, Verizon completely lost 3G connectivity in our location, taking almost 15 minutes to recover. During that period, their service dropped … Continue reading

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Sunday @SXSW: Carriers Keep Up With Crowds

Tweet There’s no doubt that AT&T have made a special effort to improve coverage at SXSW this year. In 2010, their networks buckled under the heavy load caused by thousands of iPhone users descending on the city. This year marks … Continue reading

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Saturday: T-Mobile Winning Carrier War at SXSW

Live: follow us on twitter @opensignalmaps for hour-by-hour updates. The difference between the best and worst phone carriers at the SXSW tech festival is a staggering 1600% right now. We have been measuring the signal all day from the convention center … Continue reading

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Version 0.92 released. Translations added. Further speed improvements.

We’ve just put out an update of the app. There are, as always, lots of behind the scenes fixes. If your phone is localised to German or French you will see the biggest changes: a much improved translations. Two Open … Continue reading

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Why it might be a while before you see your favourite apps optimized for the Xoom

Last night two of the Open Signal Maps  team attended a Motodev (Motorola developers) conference focussed on the Xoom, James Robinson (writing!) checked in virtually while Sina Khanifar was there in the flesh. The Xoom looks pretty neat… there are plenty … Continue reading

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