Tag Archives: Crowd-sourcing

Background data collection in our iOS app – settings explained

Our new iOS app is finally here! We’ve released a new version (Version 3.0) of OpenSignal based on feedback that we’ve had from our users, including a sleek new design and more information points throughout the app to explain how … Continue reading

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Announcing the Launch of WeatherSignal

We’re pleased to announce the launch of a new app, designed to do for weather what OpenSignal already does for cell phone coverage. WeatherSignal is a new way of approaching weather data collection using native Android phone sensors. The ubiquity of … 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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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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OpenSignalMaps on the BBC

OpenSignalMaps was recently featured on the BBC:

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Science for Citizens

By sharing your signal data with us through the app you’re helping build a global map of signal strength. Basically your phone is acting like a ‘signal meter’, it’s like you’re part of a massive science experiment to collect data … Continue reading

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