Few years ago when you went to send an e-mail you found an Internet cafe but this habit quickly disappeared when the first smartphone came on the market and bar, bus stop and cafes were increasingly free Wi-Fi available. If you want to find free Internet hotpots, the newly released app WiFi Mapper allows you to see good hotspots.
What is WiFi Mapper?
WiFi Mapper can be a helpful app, if you're looking for a place with Wi-Fi, though you do have Internet access in order to retrieve information anyway. The app includes reasonably current information available hotspots, disaggregated free and paid. But we would have preferred more information about passwords and the speed of the connection at the various locations. WiFi Mapper uses crowd sourcing to map out where the hot spots are free. You see immediately whether a hotspot is open and whether a password is required. WiFi Mapper extracts information inside of Foursquare, so you can immediately see whether it's a friendly place. According to the authors, there are already 2 million free Wi-Fi hotspots mapped. We wanted to try and of course why we have the last few days with a test version of WiFi Mapper walked. Meanwhile, the app is available to everyone.
Wifi Mapper: where is the hotspot?
When starting WiFi Mapper shows you a map with all the available hotspots nearby. You can zoom, or tap one of the green arrows. You will then see the name of the location and if you tap the i-button, you get even more information into focus. You see how many people there were and whether a password is required. There are three options: green is free, paid blue and pink is a private network where you cannot use. The free networks see also there a time limit applies and whether registration is required.
Mapper is made by Open Signal , a company that has been much more concerned with making cards for wireless coverage. They already had the Open Signal app that you could search for hotspots and coverage of 3G and 4G could check. WiFi Mapper only focuses on hotspots. In itself, the idea of course, not new. Shortly after the App Store opened, there were numerous apps that you could find Wi-Fi hotspots. It really is a mystery why this category of apps have disappeared at some point from the interest. Nobody used them more, because everybody does have a data bundle? And is open Signal is now so hopelessly late with this app, or there will be a revival of hotspots? In any case, it is good to have a current app that looks good again, because many of those old apps have not been updated since 2010.