So, you just take this real world network data, load it onto this magic modem, then it puts the developer anywhere in the world?

Yes, exactly.

Reasoning about what the internet is like around the world is hard.

Reviewing connectivity graphs over time may show you how the internet is changing, but guessing how that will affect any interesting web, tv, or mobile app is a difficult leap from the raw or graphed data.

When the product people can experience the actual experience, solving the technical challenges is easy, and a lot more fun. Put away the complex log files and just experience what it’s like to load your app in Uzbekistan - or wherever you may be interested in seeing it!

The Story

A while back, Guy was sitting in the back of a taxi in Uzbekistan.

He wondered what it would be like to try to use Netflix in a situation like this. Then it dawned on him, "What if I could just package this up and let the devs experience it back in California?" And that's how manaOS and the MagicModem was born.

About Guy

Guy was a performance engineer at Netflix, now consulting for Nixiesoft. He enjoys this and that. Connect with him on Twitter or LinkedIn.

Show us your corner of the internet!

The network shaping data included in manaOS is derived from millions of real world clients located all around the world. The datapack is still in an early stage of validation, despite being based on very large sample counts. Help us validate the data for your ISP!

manaOS is currently in preproduction
It’s currently used in development and testing, but if it breaks, you get to keep both pieces.