Wednesday, March 28, 2012

A New WeFi Version Out on the Market

Hey Everyone!

I'm happy to reveal that we have released a new version for WeFi on the Android market that addresses the issues reported by you, our users. We made the following improvements:

1. Added the ‘Quit’ button

2. Modified the “Wi-Fi ON” behavior to address complaints that Wi-Fi
is switched on too often

3. Removed the ‘Wakeup Wi-Fi’ notification

4. Improved connectivity

5. Several minor bug fixes.


We value your opinions and we will always do our best to improve WeFi based on your feedback. So grab the new WeFi app and let us know what you think!

Cheers!
The WeFi crew

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

An Announcement by WeFi

It's been some time since we released a new Android version , and this one was a very big one with many changes.
The key to all changes was improving the inner workings of the client, while substantially reducing the amount of user interaction. This resulted in a substantially improved but different GUI. This caused some pain to some very loyal users.
We listen to all of our customers, and we are currently finalizing and will soon release a version that solves many of the issues pointed out to us..
We really appreciate your comments - don't stop helping us improve!

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Malaysian Restaurants must have Wi-Fi!

So this is pretty big news, coming from the Malaysian editorial, The New Straits Times Press. Kuala Lumpur is the biggest city in Malaysia and now it is the only city in the world that has created a law where restaurants either applying for a license or already existing, must have Wi-Fi connection in their restaurant.

Cafes, bars and clubs that are bigger than 120 square meters must abide to the law as well. Like it or not, the world is changing according to our technology advancement and now it is even entering the law system.

Do you agree? Should businesses be forced to pay for a Wi-Fi connection?

Monday, August 22, 2011

WeFi has reached 100 million Wi-Fi spots!




Drumroll … Yay! WeFi has reached 100 million Wi-Fi spots!

Some said it wasn’t possible, others laughed at the attempt…but ladies and gentleman, we have done the unthinkable… We have reached over one-hundred million Wi-Fi spots and we could not have done it without you.
Throughout the last few years we have created the world’s first and biggest global Wi-Fi database. Through this database, we were able to release reports on global trends in Wi-Fi usage and showed the world different statistics on Wi-Fi , 3G and data offloading , average duration of use, when users are connected to a public Wi-Fi hotspot and more - you can check out the latest report here http://j.mp/WeFi11Q2

Here at WeFi, we would like to thank our users who have installed WeFi on their laptops and phones and took part in our mobile internet revolution. With the gift of Wi-Fi, we have brought wireless Internet broadband to the table. Everyone around the world can enjoy our software that allows the best automatic connection to the best Wi-Fi hotspot in your area. We promise to keep it up and continue growing.
Stay tuned, next week we will release some new cool Wi-Fi facts we’ve learned from those 100 million Wi-Fi spots…






Monday, August 1, 2011

Who is the average WeFi user?

For those of you who dont know, we conduct monthly surveys that we send out to our new users, just a way for us to get to know you guys. Wse have received some interesting insights regarding our users. According to the survey and I don't mean to offend anyone... but the average user is 25-35 male who uses the internet mostly for email and discovered WeFi through a search engine.
Now for the juicy QA and more:

*What do people love most about WeFi - Answer: The idea of the community that discovers free Wi-Fi.

*The average WeFi user is very much satisfied with WeFi...(score!)

*WeFi users mostly connect to WeFi at home and they use it everyday.

*WeFi users can discover new Wi-Fi hotspots and map them for everyone to use. Do you find it interesting? The users answered: Yes, they are interested to see the map but have no time to map it themselves.

*The most interesting information for a WeFi user is the connection speed.

*WeFi gives users free access to paid hotspots, we asked our users, what would they agree to do for free access? And the winner is: Add new Wi-Fi spots to the maps.

*WeFi wants to free the world's Wi-Fi, having said that, would you share your Wi-Fi password with others? Users answered: Yes, with people I personally know.

So there you have it.. Do you consider yourself an average WeFi user? Do you have your own answers?

Want to take the survey yourself? Click here , join the discussion!

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Can Google + be the new Facebook?

Have you heard about Google + (plus)?
It’s google's new attempt at social networking after we all know how google buzz was more like a google bomb.
Google is claiming that their project is more of a social tool than a social network trying to complete with facebook.

I don’t know, right now I’m feeling a bit lazy to move my whole social life onto another social network, but if enough of my facebook friends move then I guess I'd have no choice, because who would be there to like and comment on my latest post about a cute penguin who befriends a rat?
I’m a firm googler, I use everything that google offers, well most of it. I’m opened to new things and I’m getting a little annoyed of facebook and their privacy mumbo jumbo antics. I have to say I'm exciting to see it...

The question is, does Facebook have something to worry about? Will Facebook become the next Myspace? Possibly? Only time will tell.

How about you? Would you leave facebook? Tell us your thoughts

Here's a look inside Google +

Thursday, June 9, 2011

New Android phones out on the market!

With different Android phones pouring in like rain, it can be so confusing trying to figure out which phone is for you. Here are a few new Android phones that are out there now:

HTC Thunderbolt 4G
This device is very very similar to the HTC Desire. Fully equipped with an 8 mega pixel camera, 4.3 inch screen, and a 1GHz processor, some may even say this is the twin of the HTC Desire.




LG Optimus 2X
So this player is one of the first dual- core smartphones out there. Due to its Tehra 2 processor, this device is faster than any other phone out there . The details : 4 inch screen, 480 x 800 resolution, an 8 megapixel camera, the list goes on and on.




Samsung Infuse 4G
The cool thing about this phone is that it is made for the 4G networks. It’s got a 4.5 screen and a resolution of 480X800. Like the previous phones mentioned, this too has an 8 megapixel camera and a 1.3 megapixel front facing camera for video calls. Coming with a 1.2GHz single-core Hummingbird processor, this phone is actually considered the thinnest phone out there.




Other phones out there worth mentioning are the Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc and the Motorola Droid Bionic

Enjoy!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Don’t be a chump and secure your Wireless Router

These days it is very easy to commit an internet crime, get away with it and pin it on someone else...say you!
Basically all you have to do in order to secure yourself is to secure your wireless router.

Here are a few tips:

Turn off any SSID broadcasting (the name of your router)

Change the name of the router – As soon as you get a new router, change the name to something unique.

Pick a strong password!

Have you ever heard of Mac? I’m not talking about the computer or makeup company, it actually stands for "Media Access Control", and with that, you can actually tell your router which devices can connect to it. So any unwanted devices will not be able to connect to yours.

So those are some tips that will help you to secure your Wireless Router…. Be safe!

Friday, April 29, 2011

Forbes post on WeFi's WeANDSF

Woohoo! Have you read Forbes blog post about WeFi? Blogs.forbes.com recently published a great post about WeFi’s WeANDSF system. It really explains in detail how it works (if you’ve been confused)
Just make sure to check it out if you've haven't all ready.

http://blogs.forbes.com/elizabethwoyke/2011/04/22/automatic-wi-fi-offloading-coming-to-u-s-carriers/

Friday, April 8, 2011

You think your Internet is slow? Go to England

What would you do if you lived in a city where it just wasn’t possible to get fast internet?

The U.K is internationally known for their royalty, their music and their teeth, one thing they are now known for is their lack of internet speed.
A list of internet speeds in the UK has been created by Top10.com and some cities just came embarrisingly low in their internet speed.
So what is the average 3G speed in the UK? You guessed it, it falls at 2.62 MBPS, and sometimes it can even fall at 3.86 MBPS if you happen to be in Peterborough.

But the worst of the worst has to be Milton Keynes in Buckinghamshire, and those poor souls have to deal with an average download speed of 1.73 MBPS. I don’t care how cool the game is, if it takes more than two minutes to load it, it ain’t worth the frustration .

With 4G coming up very soon, it looks like the U.K really needs to step up.
To get more information, read more here