Slowy App – A Great New App For Testing Your Sites In Low Bandwidth / High Latency Environments

by Jon Thompson on December 2, 2011

I just came across this great little app on Y Combinator’s Hacker News¬†site. Slowy markets itself as a “real-world connection simulator and bandwidth limiter” and it seems to work quite well. I am running it on a Mac and it was easy to install and switch on and off. I can test my sites in 56K and LTE network (mobile) environments.

The folks over at Aptivate have spend a lot of time on the low bandwidth/ high latency issue and have created tools like Loband. Loband is fantastic but I still want to see all those images and video. Slowy provides a reality check for those of us who create content for consumers who typically reside in out of the way locations.

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