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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 active during last 40 days (click here for list of teams):
RankPoints on last uploadTagRankPoints on last uploadTag
1.252603 2.241004Skjerv°y
3.233558trackit 4.185203tobixen
5.177360Oegleaeg 6.160691Doc
7.107631CaptSalty 8.95410
9.90499kb3ien 10.83828Emploi
11.83297opencellid.de 12.78751javitronz@
13.76543fiveoclock 14.73730buckelradler
15.71502rubberduckweb 16.68899CheckPoint2
17.67865wmwm 18.67684
19.67045lesley 20.66737SuixoFR
21.65798NLS 22.63588Featherdale
23.61324Musiklinjenml 24.57622Micha
25.57317zuzzurro 26.56717radoka
27.56120 28.55278Gaya
29.49545JMC 30.46633hko
31.46206CaptSalty 32.45852erzbengel
33.41689TVirtanen 34.41056Dade
35.39546Fre 36.39151RealUlli
37.37031Ajislav 38.34368Chaosummi
39.34256matija 40.34175SAMBILL.de
41.33341www.vanheusden.com 42.33201Knot
43.32761OiledAmoeba 44.32163oliver
45.31219 46.30706rsalvaterra
47.29359 48.28915ktsadmin
49.28818 50.27986freak3289
51.26080unknown 52.24855huhu
53.24732www.piratenpartei.de 54.24661Red_Hill_and_Evil_Wa
55.23021Luba 56.22589Erlangen
57.21669Russia 58.21167wildman
59.21163www.folgorante.net 60.21146Bh
61.20842 62.2022691F805FC689
63.19988 64.19630f514nc0
65.19370taranarmo 66.19032Mimir
67.18621 68.18556Red_Hill_and_Evil_Wa
69.17853klondike 70.17312kevinquiatkowski.de
71.16914geomannie 72.16674Flare
73.16580 74.16502
75.16344artoke 76.16081sangaboo
77.15846Bionictrip 78.15789euept
79.15050pablopb 80.15042joelmx
81.14638nimbvs 82.14586
83.14320Metapedia 84.14053mpi
85.13972Red_Hill_and_Evil_Wa 86.13831
87.13781merlin65537 88.13599awesomelandscapes.tk
89.13427Peter_Pan 90.12826Bamf
91.12808 92.12664
93.12628 94.12271trackmattes
95.12086 96.12063Wardriver#1
97.12033priusfreund 98.11822?
99.11809 100.11752ravel
101.11721I 102.11440
103.11180scanning 104.11118
105.11096*WSC* 106.10953adriank
107.10353uniras 108.10266
109.10177 110.10129Today.
111.9845kevinquiatkowski.de 112.9803Jolting
113.9792 114.9635Saspiron
115.9285Lucia 116.9179www.shareAir.net
117.8715 118.8693Russia
119.8675Dude. 120.8643
121.8586 122.8335
123.8213trololo 124.8190NoBody
125.8079 126.8035
127.7946Freedom-fighter 128.7916
129.7638zero-G 130.7562
131.7280 132.7124ways
133.7077Scanner0815 134.6774
135.6770Kolargol00 136.6767
137.6765 138.6749razvanvg
139.6656 140.6415fenan
141.6343 142.6250
143.6169 144.5978
145.5963ppp2125 146.5866
147.5770 148.5768YMka
149.57093Fingersalut 150.5683razvanvg
151.5669 152.5610Curi
153.5514 154.5289
155.5283 156.5263
157.5214WaKaRu 158.5208Ente
159.5159 160.5151MathCoder666^999
161.5040 162.4713egon0
163.4656 164.4591nuggets
165.4583thisisabotnet 166.4483mike921
167.4416Willy 168.4370
169.4350 170.4255
171.4236 172.4212
173.4190oedoen 174.4165BAL
175.4120reezer 176.4088
177.4070 178.4030mailerdeamon
179.3867 180.3845Iddqd
181.3785 182.3779
183.3754 184.3733
185.3732 186.3712
187.3694tubeli 188.3503
189.3480Osterhase 190.3442
191.3426m-p{3} 192.3396
193.3271hhhm 194.3205CrowdfundingDojo.com
195.3183TopAssis 196.3136
197.3077 198.3057
199.3016Kiki 200.2996
201.2979 202.2945ffarfan
203.2863 204.2814
205.2690 206.2645tizlywold
207.2577 208.2462
209.2396 210.2370
211.2311Ajsrzombie 212.2269
213.2251Sh0uld 214.2202
215.2162 216.2138
217.2115george 218.2088dammy
219.2005 220.1966
221.1923 222.1878
223.1856 224.1822
225.1689js 226.1676ark
227.1661 228.1634Namosem
229.1594 230.1585
231.1584 232.1542JiffySpace
233.1438 234.1339
235.1336 236.1319ggd
237.1307Eric 238.1267
239.1261 240.1260Skjerv°y
241.1212 242.1158
243.1039pliskin 244.961
245.936SuixoFR 246.889Skjerv°y
247.866 248.844
249.823Krusnik 250.816Skjerv°y
251.801Elf111@jabber.ccc 252.786Jockel
253.782 254.770
255.741 256.740rubbergonzo
257.739 258.720
259.720 260.706
261.705 262.692
263.669 264.660
265.655varlet 266.587
267.560hgfluf 268.552
269.546Bńrliner 270.536
271.530Wutzofant 272.480
273.473 274.46732
275.447 276.389
277.388xdoo 278.381
279.366 280.363
281.353 282.346
283.341 284.330
285.326 286.320
287.312 288.304
289.289 290.281
291.269 292.267
293.260 294.249
295.249 296.156
297.156JiffySpace 298.153
299.151 300.146
301.144 302.139
303.116Bńrlinerin 304.70
305.66 306.57

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.