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    Quote Originally Posted by marine1 View Post
    As I understand it, you use it, hit upload and it logs on the map, quality of the network you are on etc.
    Then you go onto the map and you can actually see REAL stats and quality of the networks and not rely on their rubbish advertising
    Yes thats the plan . Though you don't have to click upload as it will auto upload when connected to wifi.

    The upload is more if you want to force the upload at that point.

    The logs will also survive between reboots if they have not been uploaded.

    Just remember to select start on boot otherwise you'll have to manually start the application.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ockie View Post
    Tower layer? What is that? To show where the towers are and who the tower belongs to?
    Yes Though not totally precise as yet as were realising the location of towers as given by google isn't always accurate.

    But at we get more data we'll also be correcting the locations. For now were just excluding towers that are more than 5km from where the signal was registered.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gr8signal View Post
    Yes Though not totally precise as yet as were realising the location of towers as given by google isn't always accurate.

    But at we get more data we'll also be correcting the locations. For now were just excluding towers that are more than 5km from where the signal was registered.
    Very nice.

    Who knows...this might actually become a very usefull tool for the networks also. I wonder if Jannie would have any use for it for example.
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    So usually I appear to be the bearer of bad commentary. I'll fill this role once again. Due to the length of the commentary, I've posted it on my blog, here's the link: http://blog.froztbyte.net/2012/11/wasted-effort/

    I hope that the Gr8Signal guys can give some useful feedback about this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by frozt01100101 View Post
    So usually I appear to be the bearer of bad commentary. I'll fill this role once again. Due to the length of the commentary, I've posted it on my blog, here's the link: http://blog.froztbyte.net/2012/11/wasted-effort/

    I hope that the Gr8Signal guys can give some useful feedback about this.
    Updated the post slight. For some reason I can't edit my post on MyBB, thus this update post.
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    Your validation e-mail has an error.

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    Great app though otherwise
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    OK, e-mail sent. Just FYI, I have been using the map for almost a month now, so does it only show the last 24 hours data?
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    Quote Originally Posted by frozt01100101 View Post
    So usually I appear to be the bearer of bad commentary. I'll fill this role once again. Due to the length of the commentary, I've posted it on my blog, here's the link: http://blog.froztbyte.net/2012/11/wasted-effort/

    I hope that the Gr8Signal guys can give some useful feedback about this.
    ok, so I just read your blog and had a look at opensignal, first thing that jumped out at me is that with gr8signal I can get resolution down to my physical street address, opensignal cannot resolve heatmaps to that level of detail
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    Quote Originally Posted by frozt01100101 View Post
    So usually I appear to be the bearer of bad commentary. I'll fill this role once again. Due to the length of the commentary, I've posted it on my blog, here's the link: http://blog.froztbyte.net/2012/11/wasted-effort/

    I hope that the Gr8Signal guys can give some useful feedback about this.
    Hi frozt01100101

    Our aim with gr8signal is twofold:
    Firstly, we would like to build gr8signal to meet the needs of the South African audience. Secondly, we wish to promote South African expertise, as too often we assume such experience is only available internationally.

    Yes, there are similar projects out there, though none are focused on South Africa. Also, none of them (as far as we are aware of), allow you access to your own data. Remember that this is still early days of gr8signal, and we are confident it is going to grow into an application that is world class!

    We are aware that several of the features we would like are not yet there, but LucidView has dedicated time to this project, so new features will keep on appearing ;-)

    We decided to release the first version with limited features and encourage feedback to influence our development path, as opposed to developing everything we “think” will be appreciated. So, we love and encourage user feedback, especially feature requests.

    We hope that you keep on looking at the project and let us know what features you would like and are missing and help us build a project that competes with the best in the world.

    Thanks for the comments: We know the only way to move forward is with people helping us to show where we could still improve.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Garyvdh View Post
    OK, e-mail sent. Just FYI, I have been using the map for almost a month now, so does it only show the last 24 hours data?
    Hi Garyvdh

    No it should show past data as well. I did receive your mail and will be looking into it shortly.

    As soon as I've done that you'll get a reply

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    Quote Originally Posted by gr8signal View Post
    Hi Garyvdh
    No it should show past data as well. I did receive your mail and will be looking into it shortly.
    As soon as I've done that you'll get a reply
    Thanks!
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    My house now has data And it's all red, totally unsurprisingly. I can't even make/receive phone calls in my house.

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    Alrighty then, let's take this blow by blow.

    Quote Originally Posted by gr8signal View Post
    Hi frozt01100101
    Our aim with gr8signal is twofold:
    Firstly, we would like to build gr8signal to meet the needs of the South African audience. Secondly, we wish to promote South African expertise, as too often we assume such experience is only available internationally.
    What expertise are we specifically targetting here? Your visual design can certainly be better, and we have some excellent local design agencies. If you need contacts at any of them, let me know, I could put you in touch. Your site's capabilities are also somewhat...naive. So I'm not sure what expertise is being used there. Then we have LucidView cited as a tech partner, as far as I can figure it. So I guess they're doing your hosting. Some IP checks and such could suffice to answer that question.

    Quote Originally Posted by gr8signal View Post
    Yes, there are similar projects out there, though none are focused on South Africa. Also, none of them (as far as we are aware of), allow you access to your own data. Remember that this is still early days of gr8signal, and we are confident it is going to grow into an application that is world class!
    Why should there specifically be anything focused on South Africa? What makes us so terribly different that we need a specific project all for ourselves?

    As to the data ownership, I don't find any policies or terms of use about the data on your site, so that's effectively in the gray. OSM makes a clear statement about data ownership, and about their intentions for the data.

    Quote Originally Posted by gr8signal View Post
    We are aware that several of the features we would like are not yet there, but LucidView has dedicated time to this project, so new features will keep on appearing ;-)

    We decided to release the first version with limited features and encourage feedback to influence our development path, as opposed to developing everything we “think” will be appreciated. So, we love and encourage user feedback, especially feature requests.
    Perhaps you can. I still think you went live with an abysmally low featureset, and a terrible interface to it at that.

    Take from this what you may or wish. I'm going to keep on using OSM until a reason to switch appears.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pseudonym View Post
    My house now has data And it's all red, totally unsurprisingly. I can't even make/receive phone calls in my house.
    Me neither... not at home or at the office... every 2 out of 3 calls gets dropped.
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