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[APP]Quick Wifi Switcher (now with widgets and Eclair support)

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18th July 2011, 02:23 PM   |  #1  
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Quick WiFi Switcher is an app to quickly switch between your (configured) APs.
This is useful, when you're in an area where more than one configured AP is available. Sometimes Android decides to switch between them for different (unknown to me) reasons. Reconnection to the AP of your choice is now fewer clicks away than through the settings.

You start it by long-pressing your search button, or via shortcut.

Info shown on top:
  • Current SSID
  • Current IP
  • Current Signal (bar and RSSI)
In the selection list you have the following info:
  • SSID
  • Signal strength (Icon and RSSI)
  • Encryption settings
  • Configuration state (Green -> configured, Red -> unconfigured)
  • Connection state (connected AP is selected in the list)
The list contains all discoverable APs in range.

The following functions are implemented to date:
  • Enable/Disable WiFI
  • Scan for surrounding APs (automatically on startup / manually via button)
  • Connect to previously configured AP
  • Reconnect current AP
  • Open WiFi Settings for unconfigured APs (for now)
  • User Setting for closing on selection

Widgets

There are two widgets implemented for now:
  • Info Widget (1x2)
  • Switcher Widget (1x1)
The Info Widget shows information about the currently connected network:
  • SSID
  • IP-Address
  • signal level (RSSI and Icon)
For the Switcher Widget you have to choose a configured network. This will be monitored. Whenever the system scans for APs, the widget will update itself with the current info about the chosen network.
  • A network in range has a signal level icon
  • If the network is the current one, the text will be gray, else red
  • Touching the widget will automatically connect to the chosen AP

Changelog

Version 0.6
  • support for Eclair (2.1) added
  • widgets added

Version 0.5
  • Initial Version

Android 2.2 is needed for now, will check if 2.1 is possible.
Android 2.1+ is needed.

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INFO:
If you downloaded Version 0.6 before and can't install, please redownload. The manifest error has been fixed.
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Last edited by slow23; 26th August 2011 at 07:08 PM. Reason: Fixed Version 0.6
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19th July 2011, 08:25 AM   |  #2  
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Hi,
I'd really appreciate any feedback.

Tell me what you think, what you like/dislike and what is missing...

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I would really love tasker integration. I have 2 wireless networks at home, a public one, and a backup one. I have to remember to switch ssid at night so the phone can do it's rsync thing. Programatically selecting the right said at the right time would be hugely beneficial.
19th July 2011, 03:50 PM   |  #4  
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Hi,
looks nice.

What do you think about checking every configurable seconds if a better known Wifi is available and switch then automatically?

Have 2 routers at home, android does not switch automatically even if its the same ssid. Tried with different ssid too, android doesnt switch. You have to manually reconnect, then it takes the better one.
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just DL'ed your apk-file, upon install, it says (in details view of app manager): Could not open as apk file.
When I click your QR code link in the topic, there's nothing there either...
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Originally Posted by slow23

Quick WiFi Switcher is an app to quickly switch between your (configured) APs.

Nice app..just what I was looking for. As for my two cents, I think it would be great to create widgets assigned to particular ssids that can be shown on the home screen. This would prove to be a quick way to select the ssids.
19th July 2011, 05:38 PM   |  #7  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by slow23

Quick WiFi Switcher is an app to quickly switch between your (configured) APs.
This is useful, when you're in an area where more than one configured AP is available. Sometimes Android decides to switch between them for different (unknown to me) reasons. Reconnection to the AP of your choice is now fewer clicks away than through the settings.

You start it by long-pressing your search button, or via shortcut.

Info shown on top:

  • Current SSID
  • Current IP
  • Current Signal (bar and RSSI)
In the selection list you have the following info:
  • SSID
  • Signal strength (Icon and RSSI)
  • Encryption settings
  • Configuration state (Green -> configured, Red -> unconfigured)
  • Connection state (connected AP is selected in the list)
The list contains all discoverable APs in range.

The following functions are implemented to date:
  • Enable/Disable WiFI
  • Scan for surrounding APs (automatically on startup / manually via button)
  • Connect to previously configured AP
  • Reconnect current AP
  • Open WiFi Settings for unconfigured APs (for now)
  • User Setting for closing on selection

The initial version is 0.5.

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Nice tool ..
19th July 2011, 07:52 PM   |  #8  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by bodger_uk

I would really love tasker integration. I have 2 wireless networks at home, a public one, and a backup one. I have to remember to switch ssid at night so the phone can do it's rsync thing. Programatically selecting the right said at the right time would be hugely beneficial.

I'll look into it, but I'm not familiar with tasker integration for now. Consider it listed.

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Hi,
looks nice.

What do you think about checking every configurable seconds if a better known Wifi is available and switch then automatically?

Have 2 routers at home, android does not switch automatically even if its the same ssid. Tried with different ssid too, android doesnt switch. You have to manually reconnect, then it takes the better one.

This is the feature I intended to implement, but for the beginning I chose the manual approach. Surely will be done...

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Originally Posted by hdurina

Nice app..just what I was looking for. As for my two cents, I think it would be great to create widgets assigned to particular ssids that can be shown on the home screen. This would prove to be a quick way to select the ssids.

Also a thing I already thought about. No Widgets done so far, but shouldn't be that hard.

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just DL'ed your apk-file, upon install, it says (in details view of app manager): Could not open as apk file.
When I click your QR code link in the topic, there's nothing there either...

Did you try to d/l from my site? I just downloaded and everything was fine. The QR-Code is not from me, but the new killer feature of xda. Please report if d/l from my site worked. We'll have to find another way if it does not. BTW I sometimes face the issue that I'm not able to open apk's from the browser download notification, but only from a file explorer (but that may be my ROM). Did not find out a pattern in this though.


@all: Thanks for the feedback. Good to see that there is demand and the needed functions are mainly those I initially thougth of.

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Good work mate, im not near Wi-Fi so cant test right now but will tomorrow hopefullly,im using Galaxy S2.
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This is exactly what I need.

I have 2 routers at home too and I can be sitting 2 feet from one but my phone still hangs on to the weaker of the two.

As mentioned above it would be great if it could be configured to switch to the strongest authorised access point automatically.

Downloading now and will report my findings.

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