If you’ve always been curious about the quality of your internet connection, you can now find out with Meteor. Made by the folks over at OpenSignal, Meteor is essentially a speed test app, but it offers insights other apps of its kind usually don’t give.
Naturally, Meteor offers the basic speed test feature, which gives you the standard ping, download and upload speeds of your internet connection; it also tells you whether your latency and speeds are up to par. The app ranks these aspects accordingly (from good to bad): Awesome, Very Good, Ok, and Poor.
After you’ve run a speed test, Meteor can then give you insight on how well your internet connection will perform in specific apps. These include YouTube, Facebook, Google Maps, and even Spotify. Meteor uses the same grading system – from Awesome to Poor – for these apps too.
It doesn’t just end there: Meteor can also tell you what will specifically work – or not – in particular apps. Take Spotify for example: on a 20Mbps connection, Meteor tells us that we will have little to no problems searching for songs and listening to songs in extreme quality, but downloading a whole album in high or extreme quality wouldn’t offer the same level of performance.
It’s certainly useful to have a speed test app that doesn’t just tell you how fast your internet connection is. That being said, we also notice that Meteor only supports certain apps at the time of this writing: it doesn’t offer insight on game apps like Hearthstone or Asphalt 8. Hopefully, Meteor will support more apps in the future; you can download the app from the Google Play Store here.