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)
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Free
66
3.3
User ratings
12
Installs
500+
Concerns
0
File size
648 kb
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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)

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Android Market Comments
A Google User
Jul 15, 2014
It works like a miracle My captive portal problem solved. It automatically detects portal and leads you to the log in screen. Thanks
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.