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    Quote Originally Posted by gr8signal View Post
    Hi wez1007

    We currently do an update of the image tiles roughly every 12 hours. We are planning on decreasing this as time goes by to shorter periods.

    If you have registered though you can pull your own logs after roughly 15 minutes to see if its all logging correctly.
    Thats pretty awesome! will have to wait for my account to be activated then!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nod View Post
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    What is the chance of getting access to the raw data?
    The company I work for is in the process of launching something similar, but on a global scale ...
    Hi Nod

    All users have access to there own data once they've registered and put the provided tracking ID in.

    For anything else you'll have to mail us with separately.

    Though one of core concerns is user privacy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gr8signal View Post
    Hi Nod

    All users have access to there own data once they've registered and put the provided tracking ID in.

    For anything else you'll have to mail us with separately.

    Though one of core concerns is user privacy.
    Thanks, i will ask the correct people on our side to make contact if they feel they can use the data.
    We will not need user data, only the measurements taken.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marine1 View Post
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    Yup, all those residents who are blocking towers going up and whom you fully support.

    This is exactly the hypocrisy I'm talking about. In this thread you post about low signal levels. In another you support people blocking towers going up.

    And somehow you completely miss the irony.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jannievanzyl View Post
    Yup, all those residents who are blocking towers going up and whom you fully support.

    http://mybroadband.co.za/vb/showthre...=1#post9246106
    Wow nice and childish. Jannie, sometimes I wonder.
    So tell me in my area, how many towers were objected to?
    I will bet not one.
    If you want to improve my signal, maybe you should mount a tower on my car? Seems that everyone in Sandton must be objecting to towers
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    Back on topic, trying not to engage childish reps

    Question about the app, if you are on WIFI only, would it still detect the signal in terms of DATA quality?
    I see even if my DATA connection is "off", it still shows whats is actually going on with the reception.

    Thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by gr8signal View Post
    Hi Calypso

    For one the application is focused only on South Africa so hopefully we'll give a better view on whats going specifically for our country.

    Also with registration you will be able to download the data you logged. That way you can also get more information from it. ( We should be enabling all the accounts at the latest by tomorrow hopefully latter today.)
    Thanks,will give it a run. Riding to CT tomorrow so should be able to log some good data.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gr8signal View Post
    Hi j4ck455

    Yes they app will try get location with any method available. In normal mode it actually tries not to use GPS if it can to save battery.

    Though we will only show signals on the map within a certain accuracy.
    Thanks that is exactly what I wanted to hear since I turn off the GPS to conserve battery power

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    It will be interesting to see the map after it's filled out a bit. Also to see how long it takes.
    @gr8signal: Apologies if that was answered somewhere, but how often is the map updated? Once a day/week?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pseudonym View Post
    Apologies if that was answered somewhere, but how often is the map updated? Once a day/week?
    Every 12 hours. Read up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gr8signal View Post
    If anyone on the forum would like me to unlock there account now after registering (till we unlock it for everyone). Please just drop us an email at [email protected] and we'll get your account unlocked during the testing period.
    *cough* "their"..and, while I'm sure it's being being utterly stupid, I can't find anywhere to register an account for add to the "Tracking ID" field in the app, input please?

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    Quote Originally Posted by marine1 View Post
    Back on topic, trying not to engage childish reps

    Question about the app, if you are on WIFI only, would it still detect the signal in terms of DATA quality?
    I see even if my DATA connection is "off", it still shows whats is actually going on with the reception.

    Thanks
    Hi marine1

    Sorry not totally sure if I understood the question correctly.

    The signal strength is independent of what connection type your using. If I understand correctly android reports on the capability advertised by the tower and what its allowed to use(If you say only edge it will only report that) and that's what we'll record.

    When you disable data you are more telling your phone not connect to the data network but it can still see it.

    This is what testing seem to indicate.

    Though this may differ from phone to phone. For instance some phones only report bars, some only dBm and some both.

    Hope I've answered the question you asked.

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    We run the tile update scripts every 12 hours. Though the tiles are advertised to be cacheable to 12 hours. So to be safe you could say the tiles should update every 24 hours. (Assuming you don't have a proxy caching the images longer)

    We are planning on increasing the updates as time goes by. Though were also going to be adding for map types soon (cell tower locations etc) and at that time may change the times depending on server load and data volume.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bdt View Post
    *cough* "their"..and, while I'm sure it's being being utterly stupid, I can't find anywhere to register an account for add to the "Tracking ID" field in the app, input please?
    Hi bdt

    If you go to http://gr8signal.co.za with a pc. (Sorry we don't have registration on the mobile site just yet should be coming in a week.)

    Click on the register on the top right.

    Once registration is done and you've logged in you'll now have a "My Data" link available on the top right. Once you've clicked on that it will take you to where you can get your tracking id to paste into your phone under settings.

    Once you've logged some data with the tracking ID you can download it from the same location.

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