Captivate

Captivate


Captivate is an app that does one very simple thing: whenever you connect to a wifi hotspot, it tries to determine if you are behind a captive portal. If you are, it shows a notification to let you quickly open the portal login page. If your session times out, Captivate will re-show the notification when you next turn on your screen.

It automates the process of opening a browser, trying to visit a webpage, getting redirected to the portal's login, then having to re-type the URL, or worse, go back to the app that opened the browser and re-share.

For developers: Captivate sends a broadcast intent whenever the portal state changes. See more on the GitHub page: https://github.com/zach-klippenstein/captivate

Recent changes:
v1.3.1
* Hopefully fixed the crash when signin activity finished


v1.3.0
* Tablet/large screen support! Now appears as a dialog on screens 7" and up)
* Now uses dark Holo theme
* Updated ActionBarSherlock to 4.2.0
* Fixed recent false portal notifications
* Removed French and Turkish translations (too few installs to warrant maintaining)
Add to list
Free
66
3.3
User ratings
12
Installs
500+
Concerns
0
File size
648 kb
Screenshots
Screenshot of Captivate Screenshot of Captivate Screenshot of Captivate Screenshot of Captivate

About Captivate
Captivate is an app that does one very simple thing: whenever you connect to a wifi hotspot, it tries to determine if you are behind a captive portal. If you are, it shows a notification to let you quickly open the portal login page. If your session times out, Captivate will re-show the notification when you next turn on your screen.

It automates the process of opening a browser, trying to visit a webpage, getting redirected to the portal's login, then having to re-type the URL, or worse, go back to the app that opened the browser and re-share.

For developers: Captivate sends a broadcast intent whenever the portal state changes. See more on the GitHub page: https://github.com/zach-klippenstein/captivate

Recent changes:
v1.3.1
* Hopefully fixed the crash when signin activity finished


v1.3.0
* Tablet/large screen support! Now appears as a dialog on screens 7" and up)
* Now uses dark Holo theme
* Updated ActionBarSherlock to 4.2.0
* Fixed recent false portal notifications
* Removed French and Turkish translations (too few installs to warrant maintaining)

Visit Website
User reviews of Captivate
Write the first review for this app!
Android Market Comments
A Google User
Jul 18, 2013
Useful and convenient. The in-app browser does not work for me, but the notification is still useful, popping up at the correct times, and the Open in Browser menu option is still convenient.
A Google User
Jan 25, 2013
Alerts on everything This pops up every time I connect to ANY wifi, even my home network.
A Google User
Jan 25, 2013
Alerts on everything This pops up every time I connect to ANY wifi, even my home network.
A Google User
Aug 22, 2012
Works well It does what it says on the box. Fast and easy.
Chris
Aug 22, 2012
Works well It does what it says on the box. Fast and easy.