Data testing required??? I've been using this app since the BlackBerry days… since maybe 2010? What happened to only testing the voice network? I can't find a setting to disable data testing. I simply have a metered connection, and while I'm happy to continue fill the holes in the map, I can't justify burning all my data on fleshing out your map. Maybe I'm missing something?
RootMetrics - Can you please explain why this app requires so many android permissions? - Device and app history: running apps, browsing history, bookmarks?! - Location: I understand this requirement - Photos/Media/Files: files on the device, images, videos or audio, external storage?! - Wi-Fi connection information: whether Wi-Fi is enabled and names of connected Wi-Fi- devices? - Why does it require to know details of my WiFi network when it's testing cellular data? - Device ID & call information: phone number, device IDs, whether a call is active and the remote phone number? - I guess this would be used to determine the phone call stability.
Great to let people share result People need to know how good or bad networks work in certain areas. I think this app is about as simple as can be for reporting that out and people can keep track of it on a third party rating system. Are Verizon LTE is poor at very best here and Sprint doesn't work at all. We are in a populated area in a city and there is no reason for this since we are at the top of a hill.
Cell Phone Coverage Became erratic, doesn't complete tests that TPP's app does, and authors not seemingly responsive to a Bug Issue message.
LTE-A/4G+ It would be nice to see this shown on the map as networks are starting to roll it out. Also a different colour for above 50mbps should be there in my opinion :)
A lot of promise, but FLAWED. This app shows a lot of promise, but it still has a MAJOR flaw: On the Nexus 5 on Sprint, its voice readings are ALL wrong when connected to LTE. The Nexus 5 has been out for over TWO YEARS now, and I can't believe RootMetrics STILL hasn't fixed this! Industry analysts should NOT trust the RootMetrics reports if they are recording erroneous data like this!!!!
Performance improvements and bug fixes.
New features and changes include:
• A simplified test, including signal and data throughput, for a more comprehensive view of network performance
• A more detailed test screen legend making it easier to determine the likelihood of your test results showing on the map
• A location option within Experience Reporting allowing you to specify where issues occur
• Improved battery performance
• Increased support for tablets