Our best-in-class crowd-sourced cellular coverage map is now available for FREE on Android. Download the new app today.
Four months ago, we launched the Coverage Map app on iPhone and iPad.
Since then, we have gotten one popular question:
When is the app coming to Android?
Today, we have an answer.
Here is what Android users can enjoy with the new app:
Android uses an entirely different programming language than iOS.
Instead of using a tool to build for both Android and iOS at the same time (which admittedly would have been faster), we chose to re-build the Android app from the ground-up.
The Android app was coded entirely in Java, the official programming language for Android, to make the app feel as fast and responsive as possible.
The Speed Map is the flagship map of CoverageMap.com.
The Speed Map is a crowd-sourced map made up of millions of speed tests that have been uploaded by individuals.
Each speed test is represented by a hexagon. Darker hexagons indicate better performance. You can browse the map and tap on any hexagon to get more details for that location, including the download speeds, upload speeds, and latency on each of the carriers.
Advanced filters let you filter the Speed Map and customize your view.
You can filter by carrier, 4G LTE or 5G, and data speeds.
You can also customize what data source is used to generate the map. You can choose the best, average, or median values for download speeds, upload speeds, or latency.
Additional color profiles also let you change the visual appearance of the map.
The default color profile colors the map based on the carrier you have selected, with darker colors indicating better performance. And the heat map profile uses shades of nine shades red, orange, yellow, and green to give you a more granular view of how performance changes between carriers.
One of the most popular color profiles is the best carrier color profile.
The best carrier color profile automatically colors the hexagons based on which carrier has the best performance in each given hexagon.
Members of the CoverageMap Discord group love this option.
The Signal Strength Map shows where carriers have great, good, or poor reception.
The granular detail and heat map color coding can also allow you to estimate the approximate location of cell towers in your area and understand why one carrier may perform better or worse than another.
The map uses publicly available signal strength data from the FCC. If your area has not been fully mapped on the crowd-sourced Speed Map just yet, then the Signal Strength map is a great place to check for coverage.
Another popular feature of the Android app is the ability to sort, filter, and view your speed tests from all your devices in one convenient location.
The Results Tab on the Android app shows you all the speed tests you have uploaded to CoverageMap.com.
You can sort your results by date, technology, download speed, or upload speed in ascending or descending order.
Tapping on a result opens a beautiful summary of your speed test in a format designed to be screenshotted and shared with friends.
The Leaderboard is a friendly way to compete with people who are uploading speed tests to CoverageMap.com.
You earn points for every test you upload and for every new hexagon you discover.
The leaderboard resets every month, so there is always a new chance to appear on top.
Here is how points are awarded:
We built the Coverage Map app for you. It is free to use.
And we think you’re going to love it.