eduroam Companion

eduroam Companion


eduroam (education roaming) is a worldwide network of secure network access for students and other members of the academic community, which allows members of participating institutions to gain internet connectivity when visiting other institutions.

The eduroam Companion app provides users with the locations eduroam-enabled institutions worldwide, allowing them to locate the nearest source of secure internet access.

When the app opens, users can see the locations of sites close to them either on a map, or in a list form with the distance to each site noted. Users can also search for a specific location, and get a a map view or list of institutions close to the location searched for, either by postal/zip code, town, or any other method supported by the maps API.

Information about each point on the map can be found, including an approximate street address (where available) the name of the institution powering it.

It can also supply directions to allow users to find the fastest route to an enabled institution.

The eduroam Companion app allows users to tag their current location as having eduroam access, allowing the database powering the app to be improved with more accurate information about the location of enabled institutions.

Recent changes:
1.0.6: Added complete translations for Dutch and
1.0.4: Now available for Android!
1.0.5: Now available on devices running Android 2.2
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Free
78
3.9
User ratings
55
Installs
10,000+
Concerns
1
File size
1475 kb
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About eduroam Companion
eduroam (education roaming) is a worldwide network of secure network access for students and other members of the academic community, which allows members of participating institutions to gain internet connectivity when visiting other institutions.

The eduroam Companion app provides users with the locations eduroam-enabled institutions worldwide, allowing them to locate the nearest source of secure internet access.

When the app opens, users can see the locations of sites close to them either on a map, or in a list form with the distance to each site noted. Users can also search for a specific location, and get a a map view or list of institutions close to the location searched for, either by postal/zip code, town, or any other method supported by the maps API.

Information about each point on the map can be found, including an approximate street address (where available) the name of the institution powering it.

It can also supply directions to allow users to find the fastest route to an enabled institution.

The eduroam Companion app allows users to tag their current location as having eduroam access, allowing the database powering the app to be improved with more accurate information about the location of enabled institutions.

Recent changes:
1.0.6: Added complete translations for Dutch and
1.0.4: Now available for Android!
1.0.5: Now available on devices running Android 2.2

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A Google User
Apr 8, 2014
Only official AP layer works Only the official AP layer works. Tag submission fails with saying that I am not connected to eduroam... Would be a a truly great app if it worked as described.
A Google User
Nov 20, 2012
Works okay with the limited official list It works okay, locating the nearest eduroam hot spot from the official list. None of the user added overlays work which is a bit of a shame as that would add a lot more detail.
A Google User
Nov 20, 2012
Works okay with the limited official list It works okay, locating the nearest eduroam hot spot from the official list. None of the user added overlays work which is a bit of a shame as that would add a lot more detail.
A Google User
Oct 11, 2012
Cool, works a treat! Does exactly what it says it does. Thanks.
A Google User
Sep 11, 2012
A good idea once it's more accurate Despite letting the app log multiple eduroam locations they fail to show on the map even months later. But if they fix that it'll be a very useful app in the future. Samsung Galaxy S2.