Open Signal Maps
Meet the Artist:
Mapping the world's cellphone coverage
We are creating the world's first crowd sourced cell phone coverage maps. Consumers are tiring of fancy smart phones that can't actually make voice calls and network supplied coverage maps which claim blanket coverage of metropolitan areas when in reality this is far from the truth. Our data is based on measured, real-world data supplied by our unique android application "OpenSignalMaps". With our data we can help consumers answer key questions such as:
- What cell phone network has the best signal in my home/office?
- Where is the nearest place I can get free wi-fi? (We are collecting wi-fi data also)
- Where are the 4G networks rolling out and host fast are they? (We can predict some of these before the networks even announce them).
- Which network has the best overall coverage? Which network has the best overall data speeds?
The potential of this is a hugely valuable consumer resource and a rich dataset of great value at the enterprise level (e.g. for Location-as-a-service providers, or cellular networks tracking competitors). Wireless networks are the future and there is a huge gap in the market for a company that can accurately track and monitor them.
23.11.2010: Open Signal Maps android app
Introducing the Open Signal Maps app. It's a free Android app that helps you improve your cell and wifi signal. See the direction your cell signal is coming from. See nearby cell towers and wifi routers on a map. Out now!
PlatformsAndroid, iOS (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch)
- Free version available
- Open Signal Maps, Cellular, Cell phone, signal map, wifi, wi-fi
- Consumers & businesses