Speedtest.net 3.2 for iOS (iPad screenshot 001)

Speedtest.net, a free broadband connection analysis service founded by Ookla in 2006, has a nice mobile app for various platforms.

This nifty little piece of software lets anyone easily measure the speed of their Internet connection, be it cellular or Wi-Fi. Released back in January 2009,  the app used to run natively on the iPhone and iPod touch only, but not anymore.

Thanks to the latest version 3.2 update, Speedtest.net now runs natively on the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad and has support for landscape mode on the Apple tablet. This version of Speedtest.net, available free of charge in the App Store, also comes with a few minor tweaks, listed below the fold…

Speedtest 3.2 has “many performance optimizations and bug fixes” and an improved server selection user interface with the speedometer now dynamically adjusting for high-speed connections.

With Speedtest.net, you can measure your Internet connection’s performance in order to troubleshoot or verify the speed you were promised by your service provider.

It’s biggest selling point is easy of use: you just tap on the big Begin Test button and the app automatically pings nearby servers to discover the fastest one.

I also love its real-time graphs that show the connection consistency and speed (your Download, Upload and Ping). Other capabilities include the ability to track past tests with detailed reporting, easy sharing of your results with anyone and more.

And here’s the iPad UI in landscape mode.

Speedtest.net 3.2 for iOS (iPad screenshot 002)

Speedtest.net 3.2 for iOS (iPad screenshot 003)

As noted by a commenter, there’s a grumpy cat called Ookla. Just pull the speedometer down and the Ookla cat will present itself, here it is on an iPhone.



Download Speedtest.net free in the App Store.

iOS 5.0 or later is required.

Speedtest.net is ad-supported, but you can remove advertising via a one-time $0.99 in-app purchase, if you want.

  • bllackghost

    Finally! =)

  • Barcelonian

    Probably most of you didn’t discover this yet, there is a grumpy cat called Ookla under the speedometer pull it down and Ookla will appear he is really grumpy so beware hahah it is hilarious!

    • Ricky

      Yeah so funny. I just tried it and it worked! Nice job finding it out and sharing them here. Appreciate them

      • Barcelonian

        You welcome :D.

    • Thanks for sharing, added this Easter egg to the article 🙂

      • Burge

        Keep letting go and keep pulling it down and read all about Ookla , keep doing it when it ends to and you get . Go past are you safe ..

      • Barcelonian

        You welcome! Lol

  • Vicener

    It feels a bit “stretched to fit” but it looks ok.

  • Burge

    Told seb about Ookla awhile ago

  • Micky Ganon

    I do not like this app
    I live in Israel and During the test its always shows me that I am in Gaza

    • Cool, An app that can test speed of your connection and don’t lie to you about geographical facts.

      • Micky Ganon

        you Dont have some goat to rape today like u do everyday ? ya sharmota ya kalb

  • SpeedTest on my country

  • Wow, Showing me a media of your creation can just convince me? I can get you tons of videos and articles and documentaries and non-forged maps showing you the original facts. Arabs are the original land lords of Palestine. Whatever you would do to change the facts, Palestine was, is, and will always be an Arab country. And excuse me I cannot discuss more with land thieves.

    • Micky Ganon

      “Palestine” was and would remain an Islamic propaganda!
      Jerusalem is not mentioned in the Quran even once!
      Israel belongs to the Jewish people.
      And would thus always remain. Face reality
      And excuse me, I’m not talking with radical Islamic like u
      And by the way .. where the Malaysian plane, maybe you know …