I'm still waiting for a WiFi scanner

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by wesg, Aug 26, 2008.

  1. wesg macrumors regular

    wesg

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    It's been 2 months since the App Store went online, and yet there still doesn't seem to be a free app to search for Wifi more efficiently than the system preference panel.

    I did find one called Wifinder that seems to do the job, but it costs cash. Has anyone found an alternative or am I out of luck because a program like this violates the SDK? (Violates it by accessing system level hardware)
     
  2. Ntombi macrumors 68030

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    Clearly it doesn't, because there is an app. If you don't want to pay three bucks, I guess you're out of luck...
     
  3. mcdj macrumors 604

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    If Wifinder can do it, anyone can...there is obviously no breach of SDK in Wifinder, otherwise it wouldn't be available in the store.
     
  4. Col Ronson macrumors 6502a

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    well this might not be easy for you, but i just leave the wi-fi on constantly, and when i want to look for a wi-fi spot, i just open up an app that requires internet, and if theres a wifi spot in range, a small window usually pops up listing the hotspots asking you which one to join, or cancel and use 3G.
     
  5. aetheric macrumors newbie

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    yFy Network Finder - Top shelf wifi scanner for iPhone

    If you are looking for a top notch iPhone wifi scanner and are willing to spend $2.99, there is an app you really should have a look at. yFy Network Finder takes wifi scanning to a new level. It is aggressive, database driven, and has fully integrated maps inside the app. It has a rich feature set in its initial 1.0 release and has an aggressive development plan including many new features coming in future updates.

    http://www.infomind.com/iphone/yfy.html
    http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/yfy-network-finder/id345218189?mt=8
     
  6. testcard macrumors 68020

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    It's not free, but I've found WiFiFoFum pretty useful.
     
  7. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    People this thread is knocking on 2 years old!
     

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