woofi - WiFi radio management.

woofi - WiFi radio management.


Simply put, with woofi you define locations like "home", "work", or "Joe's house", and woofi turns your WiFi radio on when near those points and off when not.

More detailed explanation:

Say, for example, that the only place you connect your phone to WiFi is at home. This means you don't need for the WiFi radio in your phone to be on when you're not at home. The rest of the day it's just sitting there trying to connect to access points and wasting battery.

With this app you would save your "home" location (and wherever else you connect to WiFi regularly...like at the office), and the app would keep track of your location throughout the day and when you weren't near these saved locations turn your WiFi radio off, and then when you were near them it would turn your WiFi radio back on.

You can, of course, simply turn the WiFi radio on and off manually when you are at-home/not-at-home, the only purpose of this app is to automate doing this for you. I always forget to do this manually...thus the idea for this app.

Most people seem to leave their WiFi on all the time and not realize that it's on because it just connects to networks that they've connected to before automatically.

Here's what normally happens without this app: Once you've connected to your home (or office, or wherever) WiFi, Android will just connect to your home WiFi every time you're in range. The only way it knows to do this is because the WiFi radio in your phone is on all the time looking for WiFi networks to connect to.

This app replaces that procedure by checking your phones location and leaving the WiFi radio off unless it is needed. Doing this saves battery life.


NOTE: Please use the in-app email feature to send me any bug reports or feature requests! I'll try and fix bugs ASAP.

Features:
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* Makes intelligent decisions about when to turn your WiFi on and off.
* Add a location by picking a point on a map, typing in an address, using GPS to add your current location, or automatically remember locations of WiFi networks that you connect to (paid version).
* Ad-supported version with one saved location limit.
* Upgrade available to ad-free version with unlimited saved locations for 99 cents.

Coming soon
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* Ability to use GPS for location checks.
* Toggle other phone settings based on location and WiFi status.

Recent changes:
Bug fix: now app doesn't default to disabled state.
Bug fix: fixed location check delays of 33.3 hours. (120,000 seconds isn't the same as 120,000 milliseconds!)
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User ratings
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Installs
5,000+
Concerns
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File size
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About woofi - WiFi radio management.
Simply put, with woofi you define locations like "home", "work", or "Joe's house", and woofi turns your WiFi radio on when near those points and off when not.

More detailed explanation:

Say, for example, that the only place you connect your phone to WiFi is at home. This means you don't need for the WiFi radio in your phone to be on when you're not at home. The rest of the day it's just sitting there trying to connect to access points and wasting battery.

With this app you would save your "home" location (and wherever else you connect to WiFi regularly...like at the office), and the app would keep track of your location throughout the day and when you weren't near these saved locations turn your WiFi radio off, and then when you were near them it would turn your WiFi radio back on.

You can, of course, simply turn the WiFi radio on and off manually when you are at-home/not-at-home, the only purpose of this app is to automate doing this for you. I always forget to do this manually...thus the idea for this app.

Most people seem to leave their WiFi on all the time and not realize that it's on because it just connects to networks that they've connected to before automatically.

Here's what normally happens without this app: Once you've connected to your home (or office, or wherever) WiFi, Android will just connect to your home WiFi every time you're in range. The only way it knows to do this is because the WiFi radio in your phone is on all the time looking for WiFi networks to connect to.

This app replaces that procedure by checking your phones location and leaving the WiFi radio off unless it is needed. Doing this saves battery life.


NOTE: Please use the in-app email feature to send me any bug reports or feature requests! I'll try and fix bugs ASAP.

Features:
--------------
* Makes intelligent decisions about when to turn your WiFi on and off.
* Add a location by picking a point on a map, typing in an address, using GPS to add your current location, or automatically remember locations of WiFi networks that you connect to (paid version).
* Ad-supported version with one saved location limit.
* Upgrade available to ad-free version with unlimited saved locations for 99 cents.

Coming soon
--------------
* Ability to use GPS for location checks.
* Toggle other phone settings based on location and WiFi status.

Recent changes:
Bug fix: now app doesn't default to disabled state.
Bug fix: fixed location check delays of 33.3 hours. (120,000 seconds isn't the same as 120,000 milliseconds!)
User reviews of woofi - WiFi radio management.
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A Google User
Jun 15, 2014
Works pretty well Very useful and actually working.
A Google User
May 4, 2014
In my house And it still said I was over 1000 yards away from my home
A Google User
Aug 30, 2013
Costing me money Fails to turn on WiFi when at home and actually turns it off after a while whilst at home uninstalling
A Google User
Jun 11, 2012
José A. "...jtt it out; f'db'k later...thanks..."
A Google User
Jun 11, 2012
José A. "...jtt it out; f'db'k later...thanks..."