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    gr8signal - help to measure SA's mobile networks

    An independent, crowdsourced measure of South Africa’s mobile network coverage

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    Best line:

    "and MyBroadband, a company that specialises in awesome"

    10 points

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    Great (gr8) idea and application.

    An independent view of network coverage in SA.

    Recommend all (Android) users install the app.
    Not sure what happens if you don't have wifi to upload - enable Turbo Mode?
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    Quote Originally Posted by system32 View Post
    Great (gr8) idea and application.

    An independent view of network coverage in SA.

    Recommend all (Android) users install the app.
    Not sure what happens if you don't have wifi to upload - enable Turbo Mode?
    The application can upload over 3G if you choose to. By default it will only try over wifi though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gr8signal View Post
    The application can upload over 3G if you choose to. By default it will only try over wifi though.
    Lot's of people I know, only have 3G on their phones (no WiFi).
    What happens to these samples?
    You should default to 3G, and allow the option of WiFi.
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    Hi system32

    Two of our big worries were cpu and bandwidth.

    We decided to rather have people consciously agree that we can use their 3g bandwidth. Though it should use a low amount of bandwidth if it does.

    But we can I'll give your comments at the next review meeting.


    Quote Originally Posted by system32 View Post
    Lot's of people I know, only have 3G on their phones (no WiFi).
    What happens to these samples?
    You should default to 3G, and allow the option of WiFi.

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    A great app, finally we can see what the real coverage is like.

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    Nice app, but what benefit does it have over something like opensignalmaps?

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    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.)

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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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    I like it, would be interesting to see what the networks will say about the constant red areas

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    It's going to be interesting to see how much of the country is going to be red when the map gets updated next - I imagine that the number of people with the app installed has more than doubled today

    Prediction: what's shown on gr8signal is going to differ from the "official" operator-supplied signal maps quite substantially!
    The world would be better off if it were run by engineers.

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    I like the idea, but "gr8signal"? Really? Are we preteens?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pseudonym View Post
    I like the idea, but "gr8signal"? Really? Are we preteens?
    Even adults can be cool, man.

    Several professional companies are using Mxit language. One example being:

    http://www.integr8group.com/

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