Sensorly adds mobile speed data to crowdsourced coverage map app

Sensorly, the French platform for crowdsourcing cellular and Wi-Fi coverage maps, has updated its app to also show users what sort of speed they should be expecting.

The service, which offers 300 maps across 50 countries, has actually allowed users to test and upload the mobile broadband speeds they receive for a while, but this is the first time that it’s feeding that data back to members of the community so they can see what performance carriers generally offer in a given area. Rivals for this kind of service include RootMetrics and OpenSignal.

Sensorly’s updated Android app is out on Monday (the app has seen over 600,000 installs, half in the U.S.) and a new version of its iOS app will follow later this week. However, as CEO Boris Lacroix told me, iOS users still won’t be able to contribute to Sensorly’s coverage maps due to limitations imposed by Apple on the app’s functionality.

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