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[APP][2.2+][NFC/QR] InstaWifi - Share and connect to wifi networks instantly

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24th July 2012, 08:57 PM   |  #1  
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Hi fellow xda-developers,

I am happy to announce my first Android app, InstaWifi. InstaWifi is a new and fun way to connect and share your wifi networks with your friends and family.

I built this with NFC and QR code support. Simply tap on a NFC sticker or scan a QR code to connect to a wifi network instantly. Android Beam is also supported so you can skip the whole NFC sticker part.

Download the app here: https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...chen.instawifi

For more details, screenshots, and tutorials, check out my website: http://www.instawifi.jessechen.net/



Looking forward to any feedback or comments you guys have. Thanks!
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24th July 2012, 09:19 PM   |  #2  
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Looks great can't wait to try it out

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25th July 2012, 10:19 AM   |  #3  
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Thanks, let me know how it goes!
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Indeed looking great

Am I right someone WITHOUT root can use this to connect with current WiFi?
I suppose so..

Thanks

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24th September 2012, 07:28 PM   |  #5  
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Two questions...

1) Does the other person need to have the app as well, or will just any QR scanner app on any Android device work with this?

2) You can probably guess where that question will lead next, if someone has an (ugh!) iPhone or iPad with a QR scanner app, will it be able to automatically connect as well?

Thanks!
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Loving the concept of the app, and it Works!
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24th September 2012, 11:17 PM   |  #7  
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Originally Posted by mDroidd

Indeed looking great

Am I right someone WITHOUT root can use this to connect with current WiFi?
I suppose so..

Thanks

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Yes, root is ONLY used to pre-populate the security type and passwords so that you don't have to manually type it in yourself. It is not required at all in order for it to work otherwise.

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Two questions...

1) Does the other person need to have the app as well, or will just any QR scanner app on any Android device work with this?

2) You can probably guess where that question will lead next, if someone has an (ugh!) iPhone or iPad with a QR scanner app, will it be able to automatically connect as well?

Thanks!

1) The other person needs to have the Barcode Scanner app installed (https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...client.android). It's the most popular barcode scanner app out there with ~50,000,000 downloads, so most people should have it already.

2) iOS devices can't automatically connect unfortunately due to the limitations of apple's platform (apps cannot control/manipulate wifi). If that ever changes you know I'll be there to write an app that can do it!
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26th September 2012, 12:57 PM   |  #8  
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Tested this with my Galaxy S2 (GT-I9100).
But I can't connect to my Wifi via QR-Code. Is there a (known) issue with hidden SSIDs maybe?

The Wifi Settings of the phone tell me the Wifi is "not in range".

I'm on CM10 with Siyah Kernel.
30th September 2012, 10:32 AM   |  #9  
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An excellent app.
An extremely minor suggestion: not use a square icon but one with a "distinctive silhouette".
Can totally be ignored though

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1st October 2012, 11:06 AM   |  #10  
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Tested this with my Galaxy S2 (GT-I9100).
But I can't connect to my Wifi via QR-Code. Is there a (known) issue with hidden SSIDs maybe?

The Wifi Settings of the phone tell me the Wifi is "not in range".

I'm on CM10 with Siyah Kernel.

I believe hidden SSIDs have an issue with this. I'll try to see if that can be fixed in the future.

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An excellent app.
An extremely minor suggestion: not use a square icon but one with a "distinctive silhouette".
Can totally be ignored though

Blazing on my Nexus Prime

Thanks for the feedback. I'll keep that thought in mind.

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