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Find the best cafes and places to work from in any city

PostPosted:Wed Dec 12, 2018 12:40 am
by frizurd
:idea: Here's a link -> workmode.co

Hey guys, I made this app while traveling and working in Southeast Asia. During my travels, there were moments of frustrations looking for a good place to work with a solid download speed. When I finally found a cool cafe and bought my latte, the first thing I would do is test the internet speed. There's nothing worse than sitting in a cool coffee shop with your MacBook open, ready for work to find out the download speed is 80 Kbps. Finding a good workplace with a solid download and upload speed in some areas of the world can be tough. Out of this frustration I created Workmode.

The initial idea of Workmode is to crowdsource the download speed of workplaces from all over the world, one speed test at a time. In addition to the internet speed, a questionnaire is also shown in order to review the workability of a workplace. The speedtest and questionnaire results are saved and shown to users when they are close by or do a search for the region where the workplace is located.

When the user opens the application, the system checks if the geolocation is accurate and if any workplaces are nearby. If this is the case, the system will show the workplaces that are available for testing. When no places can be found or when the accuracy is below par, a general speedtest will be executed without the data being saved to the server.

General information about the listed workplaces is sourced from Google and Foursquare. This information is merged with the crowdsourced data that is submitted by the users of Workmode.

Any comments, tips, and suggestions are MORE than welcome! Thanks.