Home
Add WLAN-Network
Find WLAN-Network
Contribute
OpenWLANMap@Android
    Find Android-Device
Downloads
Upload Map

Useful Links
Developer Information
Contact

Number of unique data sets: 15769234

Removed data sets: 54761

Contributors: 2347

OpenWLANMap@Android - collect data automatically

Similar to SETI@home now there exists a possibility to support the OpenWLANMap project easily and fully automatically. To do that nothing more has to be done than to install a small App on your own smartphone or tablet. Once it was executed it runs in background and collects data that are useful for extending the projects database and uploads them from time to time. The user itself is credited by points that can be used to show its ranking comparing to other uses that do the same.

But how's that working in detail? The steps you have to do are quite simple:
  1. download our special Android-App here or in Google Playstore and install it on an Android smarthpone or tablet (also available as minimalistic variant)
  2. start this app; in case you don't have a cheap flatrate for mobile data transfers set the option "Don't access network..." to avoid expensive internet connection attempts via mobile/cellphone network
  3. send this App to the background by pressing the Home-button
  4. take your device with you like you're doing that always
Now all required data (consisting of available WLAN networks and your current geographic position) are collected anonymously and sent to the project from time to time. In case you do not allow automatic network access you should upload the data manually after some time: as soon as you are back home and can access your private WLAN, select the menu item "Upload data" to connect the App with the Internet and the projects database. Then you only have to wait a short time until your rank and score is updated.

You will get one to five points for every WLAN network that is new for the database or for every existing WLAN that has changed its position nameably so that it has to be added to the database again. The exact number of points depends on the measurement quality of that network. WLAN network positions that are already stored in database are used to increase accuracy.

How it works: this App uses GPS to find your current geographic position. In case there is no signal available (may be because you are inside a building or because you currently don't have a GPS fix), OpenWLANMap is used to evaluate your position. This second method of positioning is not available in case network access is not allowed since it requires an Internet connection. That means in this case it might be possible you collect less WLAN-points because you depend on the GPS-based positioning.
The OpenWLANMap@Android-App itself works as ressource-saving as possible. So it wakes up after some seconds to collect the required data for a very short time and to fall asleep fore some more seconds afterwards. During these long times of hibernation nearly no compunting power and therefor nearly no additional battery capacity is used.

As an additional bonus this App offers the possibility to auto-connect to open Freifunk-WLAN networks that are available to the public. As soon as this happened all data are transferred via this network, so this function acts as some kind of automatic internet connection which does not cost you any fees for the data transfer. This option can be enabled within the preferences.
ATTENTION: this function should be enabled only in case your device is secured so that no private data are sent unencrypted! There is the possibility somebody created such an open WLAN as some kind of trap to attack your device or to grab your personal data. But if you protect your device, this function is a nice possibility to have automatic access to public networks and to the internet.

Top list of users and teams active during last 40 days:
RankPoints on last uploadTag
1.309893tobixen
2.288634Micky
3.264663trackit
4.186505Doc
5.184897PE1RXQ
6.170229NLS
7.154315CaptSalty
8.150628rubberduckweb
9.148781fiveoclock
10.148360
11.147431wmwm
12.142686TopAssis
13.136570hko
14.129613
15.127680SuixoFR
16.127204kb3ien
17.108811erzbengel
18.106894Emploi
19.105049Featherdale
20.103752gaya
21.102536LUGS
22.100316razvanvg
23.97644
24.95685buckelradler
25.95455Musiklinjenml
26.93977javitronz@
27.92416lesley
28.85556Mozilla_Location_Ser
29.79315
30.76106Micha
31.75422radoka
32.73278Sambill.de
33.70988ktl
34.69640matija
35.66815mad3097
36.66738sli
37.63669zuzzurro
38.63159TVirtanen
39.61445
40.60438Fre
41.60312
42.58258Dade
43.57680fenan
44.56609
45.54634MelbourneHeart
46.54555zuzzurro
47.52887Wutzofant
48.49711oliver
49.48809www.folgorante.net
50.48138
51.47455Russia
52.46936
53.45176RealUlli
54.41184
55.40945
56.40109sbm
57.38794
58.37721
59.37499hanssolon
60.36311
61.36280Red_Hill_and_Evil_Wa
62.36006n00bje
63.34439
64.33219Lori_Jackrabbit
65.30916Skjerv°y
66.30688flk23
67.28900esja
68.28540www.piratenpartei.de
69.26791
70.25909klondike
71.25838merlin65537
72.25426
73.24225Mimir
74.23791js
75.23698
76.22343
77.21481kevinquiatkowski.de
78.21414cryptobitch
79.21381
80.21130Jockel
81.21098moza
82.20442Leipzig
83.19742DJaeger
84.19350mpi
85.18664
86.18328snow21
87.18087Dude.
88.18077tubeli
89.18044BAL
90.17594GRISuSI
91.17278
92.17015
93.16105
94.15841Lucia
95.15780kevinquiatkowski.de
96.15412
97.15136
98.14595limago
99.13874adriank
100.13516gotha
101.13445yvit
102.13401
103.13181
104.129823Fingersalut
105.12710bewusstseinsbeweger
106.12517www.shareAir.net
107.12048
108.12041uniras
109.11960baud
110.11901Bobkatze
111.11672
112.10702Gerrit
113.10671Ereignishorizont
114.10658Jolting
115.10486Humpfff
116.10224RubberJackal
117.10211NLS
118.9705
119.9550
120.9136GS-alk
121.8960
122.8793Scanner0815
123.8729
124.8695Zorak
125.8365Komzpa
126.8188Osterhase
127.8134
128.7920hosgar
129.7817dogecoin4lyfe
130.7599
131.7281
132.7221Razmous
133.6976Tasman
134.6818kitsis
135.6757
136.6685GM51B
137.6632ILoveMath
138.6623TopAssis
139.6597
140.6473
141.6041
142.5978ahtnos
143.5858
144.5615RedIceCreations.com
145.5491
146.5268Pethronella99
147.5075
148.5071oedoen
149.5008smielke
150.4764
151.4634
152.4605
153.4546gs82
154.4541[G00F]
155.4467
156.4251SuixoFR
157.4250Xrgwt
158.4160
159.4139
160.4116OPO
161.3838zielac
162.3814MelbourneCityFC
163.3615alan
164.3613
165.3186Daniel
166.3139
167.3126
168.2898
169.2873
170.2769
171.2766anioD
172.2746versat
173.2742
174.2720amilopowers
175.2707maniac
176.2667JMC
177.2576
178.2461Esme
179.2443
180.2437Krusnik
181.2396
182.2198tapsiturtle
183.2123hosgar
184.2062shrimps
185.2029
186.2020
187.2016
188.1920ShortyCGN
189.1916
190.1860
191.1803varlet
192.1799
193.1788FenTheWolf
194.1770
195.17170xAFFE
196.1650
197.1508pvlis[666]
198.1498
199.1468
200.1460
201.1382hgfluf
202.1336
203.1253
204.1217
205.1215
206.1213
207.1210
208.1204
209.1193$$$
210.1112
211.1106
212.1091
213.1085
214.1052
215.1013
216.967
217.901
218.781StephenTCooper/Coop
219.779
220.767
221.734
222.710
223.703
224.700
225.653
226.638
227.606Cerritus
228.569
229.559
230.551
231.500
232.484migimedia
233.482
234.449
235.442
236.432m86
237.372
238.304
239.296r
240.283
241.279QldPol
242.273
243.246
244.218
245.214
246.197asio
247.165nehco
248.157
249.145
250.87
251.73
252.31

RankPoints on last uploadTagTeammembersAverage Points
1.303675Micky2151837
2.276551Skjerv°y834568
3.260978Oegleaeg552195
4.234751aNeutrino2117375
5.205212Gaya2102606
6.187596Doc293798
7.180440NLS290220
8.172680rubberduckweb443170
9.155997277998
10.149309TopAssis274654
11.139385JakJedziesz.pl346461
12.120446LUGS260223
13.118224zuzzurro259112
14.99701Musiklinjenml333233
15.72569324189
16.68913divan234456
17.68887Red_Hill_and_Evil_Wa417221
18.63941231970
19.63660Messerjocke231830
20.42309vrfy221154
21.37537218768
22.37261kevinquiatkowski.de218630
23.30488Erlangen215244
24.28025ravel214012
25.27441Mojito213720
26.25709hosgar38569
27.22268211134
28.22183joelmx211091
29.14476ways43619
30.1284326421
31.12178capapie26089
32.11218Saspiron25609
33.10489InTheMorning25244
34.104610xbad1dea25230
35.945924729
36.9428montbeliard24714
37.680423402
38.6002MightyTree23001
39.5847hhm22923
40.4642Bńrliner22321
41.447422237
42.4385WebCD22192
43.423522117
44.404822024
45.3706SUPI21853
46.3475blut21737
47.344721723
48.253421267
49.17732886
50.13692684
51.1042igor2521
52.708icebear742354


Privacy: This App requires the following privileges:
  • Own Location - exact GPS location for evaluating current position
  • Network communication - unlimited Internet access to send data, to download the current map and - in case this option is enabled - to evaluate the position by using OpenWLANMap in case GPS is not available (for an example inside of buildings)
  • System-Tools - deactivate Stand-By-mode so that tablets don't fall asleep and stop scanning; change WLAN state to stay at least in scan mode and to search for existing WLANs while consuming as less power as possible; start after bootup automatically - in case this option is enabled within the preferences
  • Change contents of SD-card - to save own overview map and to cache map tile data
This App evaluates and stores exact position information. This position is evaluted either via GPS anonymously or by using the OpenWLANMap project. During position evaluation no data are submitted which would give the possibility to identify a user in any way. The position information are stored in a way that gives not the possibility to create motion profiles for a user. But because of the nature and structure of the created data it would be possible to generate whereabout-profiles for a user. But these profiles could not contain any personal data nor exact information about the time somebody was at a specific position. An assignment to a specific user of this App is done only to let that user take part at the contest and for a listing within the ranking (the top list). Users of this App are stored anonymously and by using a continuous number only, there is no possibility for the OpenWLANMap project to have a namably known user just based on the data that are collected by this App.