HitcherNet | WiFi Direct Share

HitcherNet | WiFi Direct Share


Mobile to mobile video & file sharing anywhere in the world.

HitcherNet uses Wifi Direct technology to allow users to quickly transfer BIG files without relying on internet connectivity or routers. This means you can share videos with your friends anywhere in the world, regardless of internet connectivity. Backpacking, surfing, camping, remote expeditions, or simply to avoid data charges - whatever the situation - HitcherNet allows for fast & secure (WPA2) transfer of your videos and files.

Androids remembered permissions/connections make HitcherNet the most reliable and fastest Wifi Direct Sharing app on the market for mobile video sharing.

*Note, your device(s) must have WiFi Direct capabilities in order to use this app. We are working to make WiFi Direct as fast and as stable as possible - Traditional wifi as a backup for transfer may be in a future release - for when one needs to share files or transfer between PC's and other operating systems.

INSTRUCTIONS:
- -Download and install HitcherNet onto your device.
- -Ensure that Wifi (and therefore Wifi Direct) is enabled (if not you will be prompted to turn it on).
- -Open the app- it will automatically look for HitcherNet peers.
- -When you see the device to which you are trying to connect (it should show up as "available") touch the device's icon to connect
- -A prompt should show up on the device to which you are connecting.
- -Accept the connection request (on Android 4.2+ the device will remember this permission)
- -Touch the file icon on the other phone in order to send a file to that device.
- -Choose your file (You may choose to transfer up to 5 files at once)
- -The transfer should begin automatically and the user will be alerted when the file has arrived.
- -To send whole folders, just press and hold on the folder you want to transfer

Wifi Direct's wide bandwidth (up to 250Mb/s), direct connectivity between devices (routers and/or root not required), and robust security (WPA2) make it a game-changer for mobile-mobile file transfer and location-based social sharing. NO COMPLICATED PAIRING PROCEDURES- colocation of devices not required! INBOX/OUTBOX functionality also allows the user to track what files they have sent and received.
Android 4.2-4.3- Automatic connections between previously paired devices. Persistent permissions for previously connected devices. Inbox/Outbox functionality. Automatic connection negotiation.
Android 4.1- Inbox/Outbox functionality. Automatic connection negotiation.
The app is currently supported for Wifi Direct enabled devices running Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) through Android 4.3.
If you encounter problems or success with other devices please let us know so that we can work on supporting a wider range of hardware.

Features:
- Share videos between devices without complicated pairing
- Transfer updates/backups from device to device
- Devices automatically connect to remembered peers
- Ridiculously fast file transfer speeds of 50 mb/s between devices
- Save time/money sharing files "off network"...no data charges!
- Multi-connect between multiple mobile devices
- Integrated file management system
- Transfer multiple files at once
- Automatic Wifi Direct activation on devices
- Files are saved to sdcard/HitcherNet
- Save location configurable through menu
- INBOX/OUTBOX functionality

Recent changes:
*7/8/2014 - Even stronger connection! Increased performance! Usability improvements!
*6/20/2014 - Folder Transfer! Lotsa bug fixes and stability improvements too
*11/2/2013- Lots of bug fixes and improved stability
*10/2/2013- On-screen tutorial and help menu
*09/19/2013- Pick and transfer multiple files at once
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File size
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About HitcherNet | WiFi Direct Share
Mobile to mobile video & file sharing anywhere in the world.

HitcherNet uses Wifi Direct technology to allow users to quickly transfer BIG files without relying on internet connectivity or routers. This means you can share videos with your friends anywhere in the world, regardless of internet connectivity. Backpacking, surfing, camping, remote expeditions, or simply to avoid data charges - whatever the situation - HitcherNet allows for fast & secure (WPA2) transfer of your videos and files.

Androids remembered permissions/connections make HitcherNet the most reliable and fastest Wifi Direct Sharing app on the market for mobile video sharing.

*Note, your device(s) must have WiFi Direct capabilities in order to use this app. We are working to make WiFi Direct as fast and as stable as possible - Traditional wifi as a backup for transfer may be in a future release - for when one needs to share files or transfer between PC's and other operating systems.

INSTRUCTIONS:
- -Download and install HitcherNet onto your device.
- -Ensure that Wifi (and therefore Wifi Direct) is enabled (if not you will be prompted to turn it on).
- -Open the app- it will automatically look for HitcherNet peers.
- -When you see the device to which you are trying to connect (it should show up as "available") touch the device's icon to connect
- -A prompt should show up on the device to which you are connecting.
- -Accept the connection request (on Android 4.2+ the device will remember this permission)
- -Touch the file icon on the other phone in order to send a file to that device.
- -Choose your file (You may choose to transfer up to 5 files at once)
- -The transfer should begin automatically and the user will be alerted when the file has arrived.
- -To send whole folders, just press and hold on the folder you want to transfer

Wifi Direct's wide bandwidth (up to 250Mb/s), direct connectivity between devices (routers and/or root not required), and robust security (WPA2) make it a game-changer for mobile-mobile file transfer and location-based social sharing. NO COMPLICATED PAIRING PROCEDURES- colocation of devices not required! INBOX/OUTBOX functionality also allows the user to track what files they have sent and received.
Android 4.2-4.3- Automatic connections between previously paired devices. Persistent permissions for previously connected devices. Inbox/Outbox functionality. Automatic connection negotiation.
Android 4.1- Inbox/Outbox functionality. Automatic connection negotiation.
The app is currently supported for Wifi Direct enabled devices running Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) through Android 4.3.
If you encounter problems or success with other devices please let us know so that we can work on supporting a wider range of hardware.

Features:
- Share videos between devices without complicated pairing
- Transfer updates/backups from device to device
- Devices automatically connect to remembered peers
- Ridiculously fast file transfer speeds of 50 mb/s between devices
- Save time/money sharing files "off network"...no data charges!
- Multi-connect between multiple mobile devices
- Integrated file management system
- Transfer multiple files at once
- Automatic Wifi Direct activation on devices
- Files are saved to sdcard/HitcherNet
- Save location configurable through menu
- INBOX/OUTBOX functionality

Recent changes:
*7/8/2014 - Even stronger connection! Increased performance! Usability improvements!
*6/20/2014 - Folder Transfer! Lotsa bug fixes and stability improvements too
*11/2/2013- Lots of bug fixes and improved stability
*10/2/2013- On-screen tutorial and help menu
*09/19/2013- Pick and transfer multiple files at once

User reviews of HitcherNet | WiFi Direct Share
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A Google User
Nov 7, 2014
Finest WiFi direct app I have seen so far. User interface needs a lot more improvement like the file browsing
A Google User
Nov 6, 2014
I like it AWsome
A Google User
Nov 1, 2014
Does exactly what it says I've been using this app for a month on my Nexus 5. Excellent to transfer files from my old device to the new one. A great substitute for Wifi Direct from Samsung. Best part is it doesn't need a router. Only thing lacking is that it doesn't allow you to send a whole folder at a time, need to select all the files contained in it. But this feature is available in the Pro version. Files transfer at over 21mbps between my devices.
A Google User
Oct 22, 2014
Galaxy Note 3. The best app available for large file transfers between phones. And it's super fast too.
A Google User
Oct 8, 2014
It works for massive files! Excellent! Constant updates on status, high speeds! But how come I can't use premium features I've already purchased on my new phone? Every time I select yes to purchase, Google tells me I already own it, and then the app tells me I failed to purchase - help!