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Number of unique data sets: 14259899

Removed data sets: 41036

Contributors: 2178

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
1.269643Micky
2.248394tobixen
3.241162trackit
4.151508CaptSalty
5.136502NLS
6.136140
7.135510fiveoclock
8.126750rubberduckweb
9.125958wmwm
10.117033SuixoFR
11.113971hko
12.112780
13.102134kb3ien
14.101460Gaya
15.99410Emploi
16.88904javitronz@
17.88161PE1RXQ
18.85335Mozilla_Location_Ser
19.84499buckelradler
20.83538Featherdale
21.83262lesley
22.80597Musiklinjenml
23.79394erzbengel
24.73772
25.72461Micha
26.72439
27.68929radoka
28.67648TopAssis
29.62989zuzzurro
30.62569LUGS
31.60059mad3097
32.58666TVirtanen
33.57749ffarfan
34.57701Fre
35.56977matija
36.52994Walker997
37.52462MelbourneHeart
38.52064Dade
39.51827JMC
40.47422SAMBILL.de
41.47343www.folgorante.net
42.44249RealUlli
43.43031
44.40540
45.39407oliver
46.37731ktl
47.37668Russia
48.37302www.vanheusden.com
49.35802Red_Hill_and_Evil_Wa
50.35545Chaosummi
51.35362
52.34683Srdgh
53.34515fenan
54.32925OiledAmoeba
55.32578unknown
56.31883freak3289
57.31302Wutzofant
58.30078n00bje
59.29327
60.29134
61.28585
62.27168Gaya
63.26904maqist
64.26862taranarmo
65.26574
66.26539www.piratenpartei.de
67.24431hanssolon
68.24421Noname
69.24011Lori_Jackrabbit
70.23721Mimir
71.23271
72.22258
73.21840
74.21381Webcelerator
75.21085
76.20486merlin65537
77.20371DrAgile
78.20264kevinquiatkowski.de
79.20244Skjerv°y
80.20120sbm
81.19889flk23
82.18226Jockel
83.17779moza
84.17540
85.16090mpi
86.15666hosgar
87.15351
88.14988Dude.
89.14464js
90.14122tubeli
91.14013Lucia
92.13540
93.13516gotha
94.13504
95.13358
96.13262
97.12874
98.12808
99.12600esja
100.12583
101.12522kevinquiatkowski.de
102.12510Creamcracker
103.12406GRISuSI
104.12321
105.11788
106.11549www.shareAir.net
107.11467BAL
108.11190
109.11143bewusstseinsbeweger
110.11023ways
111.10737
112.10552Holsteiner
113.10227Jolting
114.10143Finevrie
115.9753EricBlank
116.9668
117.9649
118.9320
119.9026
120.8750
121.84683Fingersalut
122.8444zuzzurro
123.8441asmundg
124.8343n2j3
125.8156
126.7999
127.7916Gerrit
128.7885Scanner0815
129.7748
130.7580f6
131.7237Johnny1984
132.7144Razmous
133.7141ffarfan
134.7128Osterhase
135.6963vees
136.6952
137.6870hhhm
138.6817
139.6599
140.6544TheGermanGuy
141.6409
142.6325
143.6190Aygolan
144.6161dogecoin4lyfe
145.6084
146.6042
147.5623RubberJackal
148.5568N5
149.5562ivskda
150.5402lev.freifunk.net
151.5287
152.5127
153.5114hevonen
154.4965yvit
155.4835
156.4681Zip
157.4571
158.4526Bńrliner
159.4254
160.4121adriank
161.4041
162.4014vdheide.net
163.3960
164.3782
165.3615
166.3522Ereignishorizont
167.3453Uvok
168.3374
169.3366
170.3343cryptobitch
171.3183
172.3173Zorak
173.3169versat
174.3163
175.2937
176.2908
177.2777dammy
178.2735
179.2721Daniel
180.2636
181.2633Otti38
182.2585
183.2581
184.2552
185.2550hosgar
186.2496Cliff
187.2291Heimatpost
188.2252Esme
189.2250
190.2240RedIceCreations.com
191.2174
192.2109
193.2062shrimps
194.1984bdz
195.1947G00F
196.1944
197.1936maniac
198.1867
199.1864
200.1859
201.1812Humapper
202.1659
203.1642
204.1642TheMastermix
205.1590
206.1581anioD
207.1524
208.1523
209.1519
210.1460
211.1458
212.1440
213.1400
214.1391
215.1318varlet
216.1305smielke
217.1266P4lad1n
218.1231
219.1136
220.1124
221.1123
222.1080
223.1043Eric
224.1030Elf111@jabber.ccc
225.983
226.972
227.924
228.913
229.906
230.882rubbergonzo
231.857
232.847MelbourneCityFC
233.845TopAssis
234.817Team.Bremerhaven
235.809
236.748
237.736
238.724
239.719
240.717
241.706
242.687
243.677
244.662
245.640
246.633
247.621
248.621
249.608
250.579benst
251.568
252.540
253.534
254.528
255.521
256.510
257.473
258.470
259.463JMC
260.453
261.442
262.410
263.394
264.371
265.359pink
266.300
267.277
268.257
269.251RedIceCreations.com
270.249AsumFace
271.243
272.242
273.242
274.202
275.158
276.148cool.
277.113
278.109
279.93
280.59
281.38
282.27
283.21

RankPoints on last uploadTagTeammembersAverage Points
1.284684Micky2142342
2.265879Skjerv°y833234
3.247282Oegleaeg549456
4.234751aNeutrino2117375
5.166685Doc283342
6.145898rubberduckweb436474
7.128628Gaya264314
8.106128JakJedziesz.pl335376
9.84843Musiklinjenml328281
10.80479LUGS240239
11.79932ffarfan326644
12.72569324189
13.71433zuzzurro235716
14.68493TopAssis234246
15.68409Red_Hill_and_Evil_Wa417102
16.62600Messerjocke231300
17.45748divan222874
18.42309vrfy221154
19.37537218768
20.32786kevinquiatkowski.de216393
21.30488Erlangen215244
22.29400maqist214700
23.28025ravel214012
24.27441Mojito213720
25.22268211134
26.18216hosgar29108
27.14476ways43619
28.1284326421
29.12178capapie26089
30.11218Saspiron25609
31.10489InTheMorning25244
32.104610xbad1dea25230
33.945924729
34.9428montbeliard24714
35.680423402
36.6002MightyTree23001
37.5847hhm22923
38.4642Bńrliner22321
39.447422237
40.4385WebCD22192
41.423522117
42.404822024
43.3706SUPI21853
44.3475blut21737
45.253421267
46.17732886
47.13692684
48.708icebear742354


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.