|Description||Mapping the world's signal strength|
OpenSignalMaps is creating accurate cellular signal maps based on real-world usage data. Users can download the free OpenSignalMaps Android app, which acts like a â€œdashboardâ€ for cellular signals by providing information on signal strength, data, speeds, and the cell towers nearby. Users can share the data the app gathers with the OpenSignalMaps website, where the information is processed and visualized on a map.
The website allows users to drill down into the data by network and network type, allowing them to find which network has the best coverage in any location. In the future, this data will allow for:
Comparisons of download speeds on different networks Tracking the rollout of Verizon and AT&Tâ€™s 4G networks Verifying claims made by carriers about the performance of their networks