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Mobile: The Measure of All Things (Big Data Week talk)

These are the slides from a talk I gave at Big Data Week London 2014. We carry take our mobiles with us wherever we go, we keep them fuelled with energy and, typically, there’s no other object we own that … Continue reading

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Help Needed: Mapping LTE Bandwidth

There are multiple factors that influence the data speed you experience: the device you use, the network operator, the time of day, the signal quality where you are. We’re building models of how these factors come together, we’ll be publishing … Continue reading

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The OpenSignal Walk

Every afternoon we take a company walk. There’s no set time, no pattern for its occurrence – someone just initiates it when they feel they’ve had enough of looking at a screen for an afternoon. It usually begins with a … Continue reading

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Which Network?

We are delighted to announce a new partnership with Which?  - The leading consumer advice magazine in the UK. Which? has a long history of helping consumers to make the best decisions about what to buy, from cars to washing … Continue reading

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Join the OpenSignal and WeatherSignal Beta

We’re making it easier for the OpenSignal/WeatherSignal Android community to access and test the latest features by introducing a Google Play Beta Program. By joining the Google+ beta communities and then opting-in to receive updates, you’ll get the latest development … Continue reading

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“All units are ridiculous” – how to understand scale

I am occasionally and gratifyingly asked what I study – perhaps because I’ve never learnt to dress or shave properly despite having left university over 6 years ago. I say that I build apps to measure the world through mobile … Continue reading

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Android Permissions Misery

We recently noticed something pretty worrying when looking at our rating: After a year in which our averaged rating has climbed up almost every day, it has started to decline. Why? The app is working better than ever, with every … Continue reading

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What does 24 hours of OpenSignal data look like?

The above image shows all the signal readings we have collected from the OpenSignal app over the past 24 hours. We’ve been looking for a way to emphasise quite how much data our community shares with us, and simply plotting … Continue reading

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We built an Android Arduino Cake

Yesterday we hit 5 Million downloads of the OpenSignal Android app, naturally a cause for celebration. Celebrating, to our minds, = cake, but we wanted this cake to be different, to be really appropriate for the occasion. Sure we could … Continue reading

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40 Developer Tips for Android Optimization

Here’s a good way to get into Android programming:  Find some code that does something similar to what you want to do  Adjust it to try to make it do your thing  Watch it fail  Troubleshoot using StackOverflow Repeat the … Continue reading

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