Category Archives: WeatherSignal

Forget crowdsourcing, Plume Labs tries flock-sourcing with connected pigeons

There are several apps out there crowdsourcing environmental data using smartphones on the ground (our app WeatherSignal among them), but Plume Labs has started collecting pollution data directly from the sky with the help of some feathered friends. This week, the … Continue reading

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Sensing Samsung: The evolution of sensors in the Galaxy S series

On Sunday at Mobile World Congress, Samsung is expected to unveil its latest flagship smartphone. There are a lot of speculation and rumors swirling about the hardware and features in the new Galaxy S7, and our CTO James Robinson has … Continue reading

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Smartphones in the classroom 3: Learning from our apps

If you’re a frequent user of our apps, chances are that you chose OpenSignal to get better coverage and find the best carrier in your area, or downloaded WeatherSignal to check the temperature and pressure before leaving home in the … Continue reading

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8 Crowdsourcing apps (besides OpenSignal) we love

If you’re reading this blog post, chances are you already have the OpenSignal app running on your smartphone. If so, you’re part of a community millions-strong sharing information about their mobile network’s connections. All of that information goes into databases that … Continue reading

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What smartphone batteries know about São Paulo’s weather

A couple of years ago, our ginger CTO (yes, that’s how he likes to introduce himself!) was having a look at battery temperature data collected by OpenSignal users when he was struck by an unexpected discovery…insert suspense music here. What … Continue reading

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Smartphones in the classroom 2: Teaching Physics

Do you remember the time when cellphones’ only use was to make and receive calls while out and about? Mobile phones were originally created to do that, no more, no less. Similarly, sensors in smartphones were first put there to … Continue reading

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How WeatherSignal can contribute to forest fire monitoring

Knowing that a paper was published using our data always gives us a thrill. We enjoy the fact that our work can meaningfully contribute to different fields of research. Above all, we see it as proof of the value of … Continue reading

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Our academic partners

At OpenSignal we like to promote and keep track of all research related to our fields of interest. If, like us, you speak crowdsourcing, mobile sensor technology and big data, you might want to check out some of these papers … Continue reading

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Under Pressure: Bringing WeatherSignal to the iPhone

Alright, stop. It’s time to collaborate and listen, OpenSignal are back with a brand new invention. We’re bringing WeatherSignal to the iPhone let that news grab a hold of you tightly, we’ve been working on it hard both daily and … Continue reading

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The Next Chapter

Today we are excited to announce we’ve raised a $4million Series A investment led by Qualcomm Incorporated, through its venture investment group, Qualcomm Ventures. As we’ve got to know Qualcomm over the past few years it’s become clear that they … Continue reading

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