Xtreme Labs' Speedtest Ranked in Top iPhone Utilities of 2008

Posted by Greg Andrews

SpeedtestThe year isn't quite out yet, but as MobileCrunch reports, Apple has created page on the iTunes Store listing the top sellers of year, dubbed "iTunes 2008". Toronto-based Xtreme Labs, part of Extreme Venture Partners, has developed a handful of free apps including Answers, Daily Poll, and World Traffic Cameras. But their most popular application of all has ranked as iTunes #7 free utility app of 2008: Speedtest.

Simple but effective, Speedtest performs a download/upload speed test on your 3G or Wifi connection. It is useful for troubleshooting network coverage issues, or simply for geeky curiosity. There were a few similar apps that came out when the Store launched, but Speedtest has been dominated the field and improved considerably since it's first release. Speedtest is ad supported, a $1.99 Pro version is available without ads. Further, Speedtest acts as an advertisment for their agency, with an About tab that lets you know they specialize in Internet and smartphone development.

Their own statistics show over 2 million tests run, and for most of these they have a GPS location stored. Theoritically then, Xtreme Labs has a large amount of data on the quality of 3G. I'd encourage Xtreme Labs to do something interesting with this data, like a map mashup or a study of speeds over time as more people have signed on with 3G data plans.

Did I miss any others on the list from Canada?

Company:
Xtreme Labs
Website:
http://www.xtremelabs.com
Location:
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Located in Toronto, Palo Alto, and New York City, Xtreme Labs leads the world’s biggest brands in creating award-winning mobile products. Xtreme Labs’ expertise in mobile spans both the consumer and enterprise industries, providing a wide range of solutions for mobile, tablet, TV, mobile web, connected devices and more. All projects are handled in-house by a talented team of engineers, designers, product managers,... more


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Greg Andrews

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Greg Andrews is a Writer and Web Developer and for Techvibes. Born and raised in Edmonton, Greg was blogging about his high school drama long before it was fashionable. In the Spring of 2007, half a year out of school, Greg moved to Vancouver in search of interesting technology and the Canadian dream. His personal sites are gregcorp.com and miscellani.ca. Photo by kk+ more



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