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Mobile data speeds and understanding TCP
Friday, June 23, 2017 by Aaveg Mittal
Mobile networks, like most others, rely on transmission control protocol (TCP) for data transfer. But this decision often produces poor results. TCP is a protocol meant for stable networks - and all too often, mobile is anything but stable, with unreliable and often bottlenecked connections that conflict with TCP methodologies like slow starts on transfers.But while TCP...
New imgix release helps make images faster
Thursday, May 4, 2017 by Christian Hargrave
imgix has launched the next generation of their online tool that helps developers assess the speed and responsiveness of their websites. The new version of the tool aims to make it easier to pinpoint problem images that drag down site performance.A recent study conducted by Nielsen revealed a 10-second delay on a website will result in a user abandoning the page complet...
Orange is the New Black, Still Buffering Don't Blame Your Network Blame Your App
Thursday, July 21, 2016 by Jeff Kim
Apps are winning the mobile video streaming wars. A mere 18% of users stream on mobile web, with the majority watching their favorite videos on apps like Netflix, YouTube, and HBO GO. Yet despite the popularity, video loading remains frustratingly slow - between the constant buffering and lost connections, it’s becoming increasingly tempting to throw your phone out the ...