I am a big fan of free technology tools, so when I saw this new iPhone App, I immediately downloaded it. (An Android app is coming soon, go here to sign up to be notified when it becomes available).
Get the iPhone app here: https://itunes.apple.com/app/id935258365/
The following information is from their Press Kit:
Powered by a database of nearly 500 million global hotspots, WifiMapper shows the best free hotspots everywhere.
WifiMapper is from the team who built OpenSignal. They understand people want to stay connected, and they pioneered the use of smartphones as sensor networks. Over 5 years they’ve built up one of the world’s largest Wi-Fi databases from crowdsourcing information from over 10 million OpenSignal app users.
Over the last 6 months, the WifiMapper data team of 5 PhDs, has distilled 2 million recommended Wi-Fi’s from the initial database of half a billion. They remixed the data with other sources – like Foursquare, so not only can you find the best Wi-Fi through the app, you can see whether the coffee there is good too.
WifiMapper can save users money on their data plan and from paying roaming fees.
Sounded like a good idea to me, what do you think?