Redesigned 'Speedtest.net' App Released, Improved Server Selection and Sharing

SpeedtestOokla has updated its Speedtest.net iOS app with iPhone 5 support, the ability to remove advertising with a $0.99 in-app purchase, improved server selection and easier sharing -- since the whole point of an app that measures the connection speed is so users can gloat to their friends.

The app allows users to check their ping, upload and download speeds from servers located all over the world.
What's New in Version 3.0

- Completely new interface with full iPhone 5 support
- Option to permanently remove advertising
- Easier result sharing
- Improved server selection and saving
- Sortable results
- See your testing location in results detail
- This release is English only and translations will come in the next update
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Speedtest.net Mobile Speed Test is a free download from the App Store. [Direct Link]

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Posted: 21 months ago
slow news day?
Rating: 9 Votes
Posted: 21 months ago

Completely new interface with full iPhone 5 support


About time to be honest..
Rating: 8 Votes
Posted: 21 months ago
This new app holds a very sad secret. :(

rip, Ookla the cat
Rating: 7 Votes
Posted: 21 months ago

No more ugly kitty :'(


it's there, just swipe down
Rating: 7 Votes
Posted: 21 months ago

since the whole point of an app that measures the connection speed is so users can gloat to their friends.


Lol.
Rating: 5 Votes
Posted: 21 months ago

Is there any doubt that AT&T and Verizon have "preferential" connections to these speed test servers thus giving higher #s?


Do you have any evidence to back that up?
Rating: 4 Votes
Posted: 21 months ago
No more ugly kitty :'(
Rating: 3 Votes
Posted: 21 months ago
Ookla... Dead :'( RIP
Rating: 3 Votes
Posted: 21 months ago

The amount of data it uses is directly related to the speed of your test. If you have an amazing LTE connection like yours (which I'm quite jealous of BTW), it'll use more data.

I just tried this over EDGE and it consumed a few hundred KB in both directions.


Yep. It has to work like that. A few KB back and forth is a poor way to test LTE, while sending 80 megs over EDGE is going to take a very very long time.

RIP Ookla. No longer will you cause bloodshed to those who groom you. :(
Rating: 2 Votes
Posted: 21 months ago

since the whole point of an app that measures the connection speed is so users can gloat to their friends.


Since the whole point of articles like this is so the website can gloat about the number of page hits or number of written articles.

. . . Seriously though apps like this do have a real world use. To compare theoretical speeds (what your ISP says you should get) and real world speeds (what you actually get). And in this light the app is quite good at doing this.
Rating: 2 Votes

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