Common speed test websites and apps are very helpful for finding out your internet quality and connection stability. These services give us a clear look at what’s going on with our handsets and our carrier’s network towers, but most times they are unsuccessful at using that information wisely. All they do is hand you your results and you gotta work with that.
A new speed testing service has arrived. It goes by the name nPerf and promises a full-featured internet speed testing experience like no other. What makes it most unique is its consideration in a plethora of factors, including speed, streaming, browsing tests, ratings and comparisons – it’s a powerful algorithm that should be quite accurate. The experience also includes extensive services, such as coverage maps, speed maps, tests synchronization and nPerf monitor (real-time speed tests on your notification bar).
So far this is looking like one of the most out-and-out speed testing services, but that is not really what makes nPerf so awesome. This new app takes information from your results to construct interactive, helpful content for the user. What I specially like about nPerf is that it truly helps you find the right internet provider, depending on your area. It collects data on other users’ speeds and coverage, giving all patrons access via an interactive map you can study to find out how fast each network is when compared to the others.
Do keep in mind this is a community-driven project, though. nPerf doesn’t have too many users at the time. Information is coming in slowly, but it’s already enough to give me a good indication of the network conditions in San Diego. It will only get better with time (and your help). If it makes any difference to you (it probably does), nPerf is also reported to use 2x less data during speed tests, when compared to competitors.
Those who want to give nPerf a test ride can do so by accessing the official website or downloading the application from the Google Play Store. The app is free to download, so you may as well give it a go and see how well it treats you. Then come back and hit the comments to let us know how you like it!