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SpeedSpot Tests Speeds Of WiFi Networks Around You

If you’re a mobile warrior who travels and often need to rely on WiFi networks around you, you probably know the frustration of connecting to a WiFi network – free or otherwise – only to get crawling (or non-existent) data transfer speeds.

Well, there’s an app for that. SpeedSpot is a free mobile app that lets you test the internet speeds – ping, upload, and download – of WiFi networks around you, so you can make an informed decision on which ones to connect to. So whether you are in a hotel, cafe, restaurant or some venue that offers free or paid WiFi, you’ll know which ones offer the fastest speeds.

There’s also a feature that allows you to share your SpeedSpot results with others – but really, why would you want to do so and increase congestion? =)

SpeedSpot is currently only available for iOS, but an Android version is in the works and should be released soon.

Daniel Goh is the founder and chief editor of Young | Upstarts, as well as an F&B entrepreneur. Daniel has a background in public relations, and is interested in issues in entrepreneurship, small business, marketing, public relations and the online space. He can be reached at daniel [at] youngupstarts [dot] com.

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  • Frederik Lipfert

    Actually there is a plethora of speedtest apps out there. We are not primarily a speedtest app although we do that very well. What makes SpeedSpot different is that you can now actually find fast Wifi hotspots. And for congestion problems. Just use the old trick. Test & Share just when you are about to leave. :-)
    Spread the love, which is fast WiFi.