App of the month: Wi-Fi Finder
With the explosion of personal devices on campus, it’s no wonder that higher education institutions are struggling to keep up with the increased demand for wireless access points. Even when institutions have made the investments to provide the access so many seek, it’s not always easy to understand the variety of options available.
Wi-Fi Finder, a free app made by JiWire Inc., helps students sort through the airwaves around them. Users can find public wi-fi, search for spots worldwide, and even download a database of hotspots that’s available when users are offline. You can submit a hotspot and filter by free or paid types, by location, or provider. And you can save favorites; you can call a hotspot or get directions to it and, of course, share what you’ve learned on social media.
Not only is it helpful on campus, but it can also help students who choose to study abroad: the free app is available in iTunes and provides users access to more than 650,000 locations in 144 countries worldwide.