Hotel Wifi Test

Choose your hotel by the quality of their WiFi

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#4 Product of the WeekJuly 24, 2014
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Andrew PyottHunter@andrewpyott · Creative, Art Director
Simple enough page. If you're at a hotel, they run a speed test to add the info to their database. If you're looking for a hotel, you can find the options with the best WiFi at a certain city and then go straight through to booking.com to place your booking. From their about page: "When some of us book hotel rooms, our first thoughts aren’t about whether they have in-room coffee service, or if housekeeping will let have a few extra tiny bottles of shampoo. Instead, our eyes immediately scan for "Free WiFi" somewhere on the booking website. The promise of free WiFi is a big draw in today’s age of constant connectivity. Nothing could be more disheartening than turning on your laptop, only to realize that the hotel’s WiFi is so slow it will take four hours to view the thirty-minute video. You’ve begun to wonder if there’s anyone out there who cares whether hotels not only deliver the WiFi they advertise, but whether they deliver really-good WiFi."
Matt Mullenweg@photomatt · CEO, Automattic
My world needed this. Upload speed is just as important to me as download speed, as it has a bigger impact on the quality of a Google Hangout or Skype call. There are also places with good speed, but bad proxies, inserting code into web pages (like many Four Seasons) to put in headers, or intermittent connectivity problems.
PedroHiring@pcbo · Co-founder @ Landing.jobs
Oh boy... This is awesome!
Andrew PyottHunter@andrewpyott · Creative, Art Director
Also similar is "Speed Spot" http://speedspot.org (which also has iOS and Android apps) via @FrederikLi
Mike CoutermarshHiring@mscccc · Code @ GitHub
For awhile I lived in hotels for work. I'd always rebook whichever one had the best wifi :). This would have been so useful.
Andrew PyottHunter@andrewpyott · Creative, Art Director
@mscccc I guess it's not the first thing I'd be looking for in a hotel, but if I had to decide between two "similar" hotels, this would definitely be a tie-breaker. It would be nice if this info had a more prominent spot in traditional hotel guides (the Tripadvisor's of the world).
Mike CoutermarshHiring@mscccc · Code @ GitHub
@andrewpyott Having it rated on tripadvisor would probably incentivize them to make it better :)