Nothing is more frustrating that traveling for business and being unable to find a Wi-Fi connection for your mobile devices. Well, startup OpenSignal has an app for that – WifiMapper – which shows users the nearest Wi-Fi hotspots. The app is built on data collected from OpenSignal users and can recommend around 2 million usable hotspots worldwide.
Mobile device use is spurring investment by wireless carriers in small cells and Wi-Fi hotspots, says ABI Research.
Check out the hottest mobile IT news for May 9, including the future of Microsoft's enterprise mobility efforts, how Indian IT experts are putting their experience to use, the way some mobile marketers are letting their customers do the work for them, the expected rise in tablet data subscriptions and how Wi-Fi hotspots will help with data crunches.
Quick rundown on the latest mobile IT news for Friday, 3/7 including: how BYOD could help the enterprise Windows XP upgrade, 200 exabytes of mobile data traffic in the next five years, tool allows hackers to add malicious code to Android apps, increased Wi-Fi risks in Europe and Google's possible hand in the drop of the Android/Windows tablet by Asus.
The GSMA and the Wireless Broadband Alliance want to make it easier for users to connect their smartphones and other mobile devices to Wi-Fi hotspots. According to a statement released March 20,