Category Archives: WifiMapper

802.11ac: It’s still hard to find, but it’s fast

Three years ago a new Wifi technology debuted promising breakneck speeds that would put our old Wifi technologies to shame. Called 802.11ac, this new networking standard was supposed, at a minimum, to double the speeds over older 802.11n technologies and … Continue reading

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WifiMapper, one year later

Only one year ago WifiMapper was first released into public beta on iOS and Android – it’s so grown up now! (sniffle sniffle – hand me a tissue, will you?) Sentimentality aside, we’re really proud of how far the app … Continue reading

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How strong is your Wifi password?

You may have thought “OpenSesame” was a pretty clever password when you set up your Wifi router, but it shouldn’t come as a surprise that it’s not the most secure choice for guarding access to your wireless network. But take … Continue reading

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Staying online while you shop: How wifi stacks up in NYC’s department stores

How do you do your gift shopping for the holidays? Online? In-store? A last minute panicked whirlwind battling crowds on the evening before your family get-together? Everyone has their own way of dealing with the rush that engulfs us at … Continue reading

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WifiMapper and the wonders of data collection

If you’re already enjoying of WifiMapper on your phone, you might know that it is the world’s largest Wi-Fi community – of which you are now part! Indeed, WifiMapper is powered by a database of more than 650 millions Wi-Fi … Continue reading

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App Update! WifiMapper iOS 1.0.3 released

A new version of WifiMapper on iOS is out! We’ve done a lot of work behind the scenes – it may not be immediately obvious, but the app is now smoother and slicker. We’ve really listened to you, our users … Continue reading

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The Wi-Fi Alphabet

WifiMapper launched two weeks ago, and the excitement still hasn’t rubbed off. So, to continue the theme blazed by OpenSignal’s latest app, I’d like to take a look at Wi-Fi, and particularly, at the way the word “Wi-Fi” really is its own … Continue reading

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WifiMapper is Born

For the last few months we have been building an app that will take away the pain of finding free Wi-Fi. WifiMapper is based on our crowdsourced library of over 500 million global hotspots and can therefore recommend you a … Continue reading

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WifiMapper iOS Transformed

First things first, we’d like to thank everyone who has contributed to making WifiMapper a really awesome app! You all have been an amazing group of beta-testers and have given us some incredibly detailed and useful feedback. We want you … Continue reading

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Fi-ve reasons to love Project-Fi

Yesterday, Google announced its plans for a new mobile+internet service which will be available initially on Nexus 6 phones. It’s called Project-Fi. Google is releasing some awesome developments into the telecommunications space – here are the top five takeaways on Project-Fi. Wifi … Continue reading

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