The Architecture of Radio is a data visualization, based on global open datasets of cell tower, Wi-Fi and satellite locations. Based on your GPS location the app shows a 360 degree visualization of signals around you. The dataset includes almost 7 million cell towers, 19 million Wi-Fi routers and hundreds of satellites.
The app launched initially on iOS first last November and is now available to download on Android. I have been always a bit weary of this app and got the chance to test it out and it actually works and is kinda strange with some really cool visualisations to boot and strange humming noise from your mobile phone but if you are into tech like this,this is an app for you to check out for yourself.To use the app you will need to have the device pointing upward,ie looking at it,it will not work on a flat surface.
What is the app about..
Every time we use our phones, tablets or laptops we are entering an invisible world of wireless digital signals. It is a world that we cannot see but that is literally all around us.
The Architecture of Radio is a 360 degree data visualization of what this world might look like. It shows the cell towers, GPS satellites and Wi-Fi routers around you that allow us to live our digital lives. See related articles for the backstory to the app..