SamKnows.com was initially launched as a free site displaying the availability of different internet services, but when we wanted to add performance information, we became frustrated by the lack of accurate services. So, we decided to build our own global platform to measure internet performance and quality of experience.
To do so we have worked with academics, consumer groups, ISPs and industry to build a standard broadband measurement test suite and platform. SamKnows also works extensively with regulators around the world to ensure that the SamKnows tests meet their increasingly complex requirements.
At the time of writing this, SamKnows is considered to be the global leader in broadband performance measurement.
The platform was initially deployed in the USA and has now been extended over five continents. The SamKnows SDK is currently embedded in over 30 million mobile phones, routers and other devices around the globe running billions of tests every day which are stored on our big data platform. The SamKnows platform is acknowledged to be the most accurate way of measuring internet performance, and is currently used in studies covering more than half the world’s internet population.
We use an agile / scrum based workflows including sprints
We work in cross-functional teams to deliver new features
We use Github, Jira and Slack
We do peer reviews of all code
We have a weekly company all hands to celebrate achievements
We have a quiet working environment
We dedicate lots of time to innovation and product development as-well as allowing time for refactoring and codebase improvements
We get to work primarily on greenfield or modern projects with very little legacy work
We use automated testing