Monthly Archives: April 2013

What Consumers Want

What is it that people look for when buying a phone? Based on a recent study done by Compete and Google it appears that what chiefly matters to people is the device they are getting and how much they are … Continue reading

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An apology to our Korean users

Much like everything else at OpenSignal, we crowdsource the translations we use in our Android app. What this means is that we make a list of phrases and words available on the Internet, and people voluntarily translate them for us. … Continue reading

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The Importance of Outliers

My mission roaming the country checking carrier strength so far has taken me to six large metropolitan areas. I love cities for all they have to offer, and for the purpose of broad data collection they are the most useful; … Continue reading

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iOS app bug fix is on its way!

Soon after releasing OpenSignal for iOS, it became clear that there was a bug affecting some of our users. I mentioned the bug in the blog post announcing the iOS launch and it was great to have so many users … Continue reading

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What Crowdsourcing Really Means

Last week, Reddit failed to find the Boston bombers. This failure has been widely decried as a ‘failure of crowdsourcing”, and not just a small failure, a gross one. Nothing that Reddit did helped to catch the bombers, and the … Continue reading

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Announcing the launch of OpenSignal for iOS!

We’re delighted to announce the long-awaited launch of the OpenSignal app on iOS. We’ve had a lot of requests for an iPhone app and in total we had about 7,000 signups to our mailing list. We had a very successful … Continue reading

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We’ve enabled geo-location, give it a go!

We love San Francisco. It’s a great city and one that we’ve been dreaming of a lot recently, especially during these interminable days of the seemingly never-ending London winter. It’s for this reason that, every time up until now that … Continue reading

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Introducing the OpenSignal KnowledgeBase

One of the challenges of becoming involved in any kind of specialised industry is the barrage of acronyms and technical terms which one faces on a daily basis. Of course, when one works in the industry in question they soon … Continue reading

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Hi, my name’s Gabe and I am over-caffeinated.

Why am I over-caffeinated you might ask? Because I’m teaming up with TechHive and OpenSignal to collect some standardized data across the U.S. of A. Part of that data collection is finding out how well different carriers work in all the … Continue reading

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Why we didn’t care that the mobile phone turned 40

A couple of days ago, the mobile phone turned 40. The response to this milestone was perhaps surprisingly muted, as though people were slightly confused about how to respond to it. Most of the responses limited themselves to nostalgia trips … Continue reading

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