The performance of any application is a complex issue and is dependent on many variables. At OurCards, we’re constantly striving to make your end user experience more enjoyable and there’s no question, application speed is one of the most important components of that. As with any application that allows you to upload photos (which, by their nature, are large), performance can be a challenge.
The most important component of any application’s response time is the bandwidth that you’re using to connect. The bandwidth relates to the “width of the pipe” that allows data and files to travel from your computer to the servers where OurCards is located – the lower the bandwidth, the slower the speed.
You can check your device’s connection speed to the internet using this SPEEDTEST link (from Ookla). When prompted, click “GO” and the system will check your Download and Upload connection speeds.
- Download Speed: A measure of how much data can be downloaded to your PC or cell phone per second. Typically download speeds less than 20 mbps (megabits/second) can affect your ability to move from page to page within OurCards.
- Upload Speed: A measure of how much data can be uploaded to the OurCards server within one second. Typically upload speeds less than 15 mbps will delay the speed at which you upload / edit photos, make changes to cards, etc.