Tag Archives: Mobile

Visualizing iPhone tracking data

As I’m sure you’ve already seen, Apple recently found itself in a spot of trouble when it emerged iPhones and iPads have been keeping a permanent log of  locations. Initial reports that these were precise, timestamped user locations turned out … Continue reading

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Data stored by cellphone company mapped – the results are astonishing

The New York Times draws our attention to some impressive data journalism from Zeit Online. After a legal battle, Malte Spitz from the German Green party, managed to gain access to records kept by his cellphone company, telecoms giant Deutsche … Continue reading

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Amazing Growth in Android Activations Visualized

An incredible video from Google showing the growth in Android device activations, plotted on a spike map. The visualization runs from October 2008 to January 2011, and cuts between a global view, then localized views of the USA, Europe, and … Continue reading

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Help create a Global Map of Cellphone Signal Strength

Fed up with network coverage maps from cellphone providers? Opensignalmaps.com is on a mission to create an accurate, real-world global database of signal strength. To do this, they gather anonymous data through a free Android App, which is then uploaded … Continue reading

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