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CLOSED: Redesign: FCC Mobile Applications


The reboot.fcc.gov project has ended. All related public feedback forums have been closed.*

As part of our FCC.gov redesign efforts, we’re heading back to the drawing boards to develop more powerful and innovative mobile applications to put in consumers’ hands.

We want to hear your ideas for new FCC Mobile Applications. What kinds of functionality could we deliver? Guidelines and precautions for emergency situations? Tools that illuminate the sometimes fuzzy world of consumer electronics and billing? Maps that mash up FCC data with private sector data?

What is your ideal FCC Mobile App?

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  1. Spectral Accountability: Localized mobile app that shows who leases what spectrum near me

    Wherever I am in the US, I should be able to use my mobile phone to look up who leases what spectrum in the region, how much they paid for it, and how much it's worth.

    16 votes
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    • One that doesn't exist. It's a solution in search of a problem.

      This is completely a solution in charge a problem. Money should be spent focused on useful solutions. Or better, not spent at all.

      13 votes
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      • Tower and License view

        Tower and License view for each community would be nice, ..and don't forget us Blackberry and Adroid users. Thanks FCC!!

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        • Test for potential throttling of various types of traffic.

          An application which analyzes speed and/or availability of communication on various TCP/UDP ports...everything from standard 25, 80, etc to more obscure P2P ports. Mobile freedom.

          10 votes
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          • Broadband penetration

            I'd be interested in interactive maps showing level of broadband penetration in given areas.

            7 votes
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            • Mobile App to Plot Tower Location

              An app to plot tower locations in the ASR database. Would include tower specifics..owner, coordinates, hgt.

              5 votes
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              • Report dropped calls

                Similar to AT&T app to report dropped call and other mobile network problems but for all networks available to the public

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                • Geolocation database for Software Defined Radio drivers.

                  To lower the bar of entry for many wishing to begin doing licensed SDR deployments, a method in which registering open SDR protocol and specification rules would allow people to remain free, yet minimize interference. This would open the market up for diversity in personal equipment (less in the landfills -- more non-service linked competition in hardware markets) and minimize the deployment cost for various obscure functional wireless tools. Examples would be alarm systems on open trails, spectrum diverse yet seamless functionality in special geographic zones, and minimal impact to others during a mobile radio's diverse spacial/material environment through metropolitan…

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                  • 2 votes
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                            • Port your existing broadband speed test from the Apple or Android over to the Blackberry OS6/7

                              The existing FCC broadband mobile app is only available for Apple and Android smartphones/tablets. At least port it over to Blackberry smartphones also.

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                                • Tools that reconcile reality and consumer electronics and billing. Maps that mash up FCC data with private sector marketing.

                                  My ideal federal app is an unbiased consumer tool. That means an app that accurately measures a commodity (purchased access to services) and provides a meaningful standard for consumer verification of private sector marketing language. The ideal app would be linked to a federally maintained set of standards for private sector service. These standards would kept current by data collected from other FCC measurements and the real time, real world data collected from this particular app.

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