APPLICATION.

Internet connectivity problems at home? We built an application called GLIMPSE that sends out measurement traffic to evaluate the state and quality of your Internet connection. It is available for multiple platforms such as Android, Mac OS and Windows. It helps you figuring out what’s wrong, even if your connection is down. But the app is more than that. It is part of a community of people that help us measuring the state of the Internet. In our flat-rate world, all we’re asking for is a tiny bit of your bandwidth. Currently, we ask for 20 MB/month, which, on a 10Mbit/s DSL is equivalent to a 16 second download at full rate (which is not what we are typically doing). You can always donate more to the project if you want – which would make you awesome! We also never measure on the mobile 3G/4G interface if you install the app on your smartphone – unless you allow us to do so.
Above all, we value your privacy and anonymize the results from these measurements as much as possible to make sure you cannot be identified by the data we gather. We also never look at the data you send and receive. All the traffic we use for our measurements is generated by our app. Here is a list of some of the measurements we do:

  • Ping
  • Traceroute
  • Speedtest
  • UPnP

Want to help us out? Thanks – you’re awesome!

VIDEO


APPLICATION.


Internet connectivity problems at home? We built an application called GLIMPSE that sends out measurement traffic to evaluate the state and quality of your Internet connection. It is available for multiple platforms such as Android, Mac OS and Windows. It helps you figuring out what’s wrong, even if your connection is down. But the app is more than that. It is part of a community of people that help us measuring the state of the Internet. In our flat-rate world, all we’re asking for is a tiny bit of your bandwidth. Currently, we ask for 20 MB/month, which, on a 10Mbit/s DSL is equivalent to a 16 second download at full rate (which is not what we are typically doing). You can always donate more to the project if you want – which would make you awesome! We also never measure on the mobile 3G/4G interface if you install the app on your smartphone – unless you allow us to do so.
Above all, we value your privacy and anonymize the results from these measurements as much as possible to make sure you cannot be identified by the data we gather. We also never look at the data you send and receive. All the traffic we use for our measurements is generated by our app. Here is a list of some of the measurements we do:

  • Ping
  • Traceroute
  • Speedtest
  • UPnP

Want to help us out? Thanks – you’re awesome!

VIDEO

FOR ALL YOUR DEVICES. FOR SURE.

We offer the application for multiple platforms. You can run it on: Linux, Windows, MacOSX, IOS, Android.

CONVINCED? GET IT.

GLIMPSE is available for multiple platforms and in two different versions to suit your individual needs. Head over to the download page and check them out!

DOWNLOAD


COMMUNITY. THANK YOU!

Measuring a massively distributed system such as the Internet requires a large number of vantage points for these measurements. By installing GLIMPSE, you become part of a community that provides end points for Internet measurements. The larger goal of GLIMPSE is therefore to provide a platform to perform collaborative network measurements. In order to measure, we send measurement traffic (we never look at your traffic) but you can restrict how much data we actually send from your device per month. We rely on your bandwidth donation and we ask for 20 MB/month as a default. That is not much in our flat rate world today and most of our measurements are really low in bandwidth so you won’t even notice when GLIMPSE runs a measurement. Also, 3G/4G interfaces are excluded by default, as the flat-rate model has not yet reached the mobile cellular world everywhere, but if you like you can switch it one. You can also monitor what GLIMPSE is doing on your device(s) by logging into our web site.

We do all this to do research in order to understand the Internet better, shed light on Internet dynamics and ultimately help building a better Internet. You can help. Thanks!

RANKING


We show you where you stand relatively to other GLIMPSE community members in terms of bandwidth donation and actual bandwidth use. We always praise our top contributors!

FEEDBACK


We give you feedback about the quality of your connection and problems you may have. But you can also give us feedback to help improve glimpse.

MEASUREMENT CAMPAIGNS


Be part of measurements which analyze specific problems and situations in your network and the Internet. We are going to offer campaigns to choose from in the near future. Stay tuned.

WHO WE ARE.

We are the Networking Group of the University of Applied Sciences Augsburg. We are a group of people with a scientific interest in the Internet and they way it is operated. The Internet is the largest distributed system ever made. Its distributed nature however makes it increasingly difficult to understand and to assess the “state” it is in. Former CEO of Google Eric Schmidt once said this about the Internet: “The Internet is the first thing that humanity has built that humanity doesn't understand, the largest experiment in anarchy that we have ever had”. And he’s right!
We know that every attempt to measure the Internet can only result in a partial and momentary view of the Internet, but this glimpse of the operational state of the Internet is really what we are aiming for. Install GLIMPSE now!



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12

2015

Stable Release of the CLI-Version

We are presenting GLIMPSE at the ValueTools 2015 conference in Berlin today, so we think this is a good time to publish the stable release of the command-line version. The download page contains all details on how to install it with the binary packages we provide. If you want to take a closer look at what we have done you can head over to GitHub to check out the source code and build GLIMPSE yourself: https://github.com/HSAnet/glimpse_client. We don't have released pre-build packages for all platforms yet, so just write us an email if you ran into problems while building GLIMPSE or if you need further information.

Stable Release of the CLI-Version

12-2015

We are presenting GLIMPSE at the ValueTools 2015 conference in Berlin today, so we think this is a good time to publish the stable release of the command-line version. The download page contains all details on how to install it with the binary packages we provide. If you want to take a closer look at what we have done you can head over to GitHub to check out the source code and build GLIMPSE yourself: https://github.com/HSAnet/glimpse_client. We don't have released pre-build packages for all platforms yet, so just write us an email if you ran into problems while building GLIMPSE or if you need further information.


12

2015

Website Rework

Now that we had the possibility to test GLIMPSE in the public beta and gather many measurement results it is time to update the GLIMPSE website. The dashboard—that's what we call the user area here—has been improved and shows all GLIMPSE devices you own with some meta data like the operating system, the GLIMPSE version, and a device name which you can set to identify a device. If you have added some devices for testing purposes you might like that you can now toggle the visibility for each device—this way your dashboard does not get crowded. By clicking on a device you can review the schedules that device has executed and view result graphs for ping and HTTP download measurements. We are going to add visualizations for the other measurements in the future as well as a raw download of the measurement data. But also the public GLIMPSE website has been updated: the newsletter is finally working and the installation page has been streamlined. If you have any questions or suggestions feel free to drop us a line!

Website Rework

12-2015

Now that we had the possibility to test GLIMPSE in the public beta and gather many measurement results it is time to update the GLIMPSE website. The dashboard—that's what we call the user area here—has been improved and shows all GLIMPSE devices you own with some meta data like the operating system, the GLIMPSE version, and a device name which you can set to identify a device. If you have added some devices for testing purposes you might like that you can now toggle the visibility for each device—this way your dashboard does not get crowded. By clicking on a device you can review the schedules that device has executed and view result graphs for ping and HTTP download measurements. We are going to add visualizations for the other measurements in the future as well as a raw download of the measurement data. But also the public GLIMPSE website has been updated: the newsletter is finally working and the installation page has been streamlined. If you have any questions or suggestions feel free to drop us a line!


11

2014

Open Beta Release

After months of hard work we are happy to announce the beta-release of the GLIMPSE console client. We decided to release this Linux-only version before we ship the full-featured graphical version for desktop and mobile devices. This allows us to test our infrastructure and measurements to make sure everthing works as expected. If you have a Linux system and want to support us please visit the beta-page under http://beta.measure-it.net to get the latest version of GLIMPSE. You can also use the pre-configured images to run GLIMPSE on a BeagleBone Black and a Raspberry Pi.

Open Beta Release

11-2014

After months of hard work we are happy to announce the beta-release of the GLIMPSE console client. We decided to release this Linux-only version before we ship the full-featured graphical version for desktop and mobile devices. This allows us to test our infrastructure and measurements to make sure everthing works as expected. If you have a Linux system and want to support us please visit the beta-page under http://beta.measure-it.net to get the latest version of GLIMPSE. You can also use the pre-configured images to run GLIMPSE on a BeagleBone Black and a Raspberry Pi.

BLOG.

We blog about Internet measurements, failures, oddities and Internet measurement research. We also tell you something about GLIMPSE–our Internet measurement app–and the results we obtained with your help. more.

BLOG.

We blog about Internet measurements, failures, oddities and Internet measurement research. We also tell you something about GLIMPSE–our Internet measurement app–and the results we obtained with your help. more.

12

2015

Stable Release of the CLI-Version

We are presenting GLIMPSE at the ValueTools 2015 conference in Berlin today, so we think this is a good time to publish the stable release of the command-line version. The download page contains all details on how to install it with the binary packages we provide. If you want to take a closer look at what we have done you can head over to GitHub to check out the source code and build GLIMPSE yourself: https://github.com/HSAnet/glimpse_client. We don't have released pre-build packages for all platforms yet, so just write us an email if you ran into problems while building GLIMPSE or if you need further information.

Stable Release of the CLI-Version

12-2015

We are presenting GLIMPSE at the ValueTools 2015 conference in Berlin today, so we think this is a good time to publish the stable release of the command-line version. The download page contains all details on how to install it with the binary packages we provide. If you want to take a closer look at what we have done you can head over to GitHub to check out the source code and build GLIMPSE yourself: https://github.com/HSAnet/glimpse_client. We don't have released pre-build packages for all platforms yet, so just write us an email if you ran into problems while building GLIMPSE or if you need further information.


12

2015

Website Rework

Now that we had the possibility to test GLIMPSE in the public beta and gather many measurement results it is time to update the GLIMPSE website. The dashboard—that's what we call the user area here—has been improved and shows all GLIMPSE devices you own with some meta data like the operating system, the GLIMPSE version, and a device name which you can set to identify a device. If you have added some devices for testing purposes you might like that you can now toggle the visibility for each device—this way your dashboard does not get crowded. By clicking on a device you can review the schedules that device has executed and view result graphs for ping and HTTP download measurements. We are going to add visualizations for the other measurements in the future as well as a raw download of the measurement data. But also the public GLIMPSE website has been updated: the newsletter is finally working and the installation page has been streamlined. If you have any questions or suggestions feel free to drop us a line!

Website Rework

12-2015

Now that we had the possibility to test GLIMPSE in the public beta and gather many measurement results it is time to update the GLIMPSE website. The dashboard—that's what we call the user area here—has been improved and shows all GLIMPSE devices you own with some meta data like the operating system, the GLIMPSE version, and a device name which you can set to identify a device. If you have added some devices for testing purposes you might like that you can now toggle the visibility for each device—this way your dashboard does not get crowded. By clicking on a device you can review the schedules that device has executed and view result graphs for ping and HTTP download measurements. We are going to add visualizations for the other measurements in the future as well as a raw download of the measurement data. But also the public GLIMPSE website has been updated: the newsletter is finally working and the installation page has been streamlined. If you have any questions or suggestions feel free to drop us a line!


11

2014

Open Beta Release

After months of hard work we are happy to announce the beta-release of the GLIMPSE console client. We decided to release this Linux-only version before we ship the full-featured graphical version for desktop and mobile devices. This allows us to test our infrastructure and measurements to make sure everthing works as expected. If you have a Linux system and want to support us please visit the beta-page under http://beta.measure-it.net to get the latest version of GLIMPSE. You can also use the pre-configured images to run GLIMPSE on a BeagleBone Black and a Raspberry Pi.

Open Beta Release

11-2014

After months of hard work we are happy to announce the beta-release of the GLIMPSE console client. We decided to release this Linux-only version before we ship the full-featured graphical version for desktop and mobile devices. This allows us to test our infrastructure and measurements to make sure everthing works as expected. If you have a Linux system and want to support us please visit the beta-page under http://beta.measure-it.net to get the latest version of GLIMPSE. You can also use the pre-configured images to run GLIMPSE on a BeagleBone Black and a Raspberry Pi.

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