Introducing: Boingo Wi-Finder!

We’re super excited to share the news that today we’re launching our best app yet – Boingo Wi-Finder!

As you know, Boingo software has always made it easy to get online at paid hotspots around the world.   Now we’re expanding that capability to find and get you connected to FREE hotspots, too!  Boingo Wi-Finder quickly connects you to open networks worldwide, like the free Wi-Fi at your neighborhood library or even an exotic coffee shop in a far-away land. Simply select “Connect” when Boingo Wi-Finder pops and you’re in.

We’ve also added map and search tools that can find the nearest hotspot. And even cooler — the app automatically grabs information about free hotspots you connect to – like location and speed – and then publishes that information to the Location Database.  The more people use the app, the better the Location Directory gets.  (So tell your friends!)  You can even add your favorite free hotspot directly here.

We think Boingo Wi-Finder is our coolest app yet – here’s just a sample of what’s under the hood!

  • Determines the best free network if more than one is available
  • Alerts you when a free or Boingo hotspot is detected nearby
  • Connects you to free and open hotspots and can be customized to auto-connect you to free networks
  • Can accept “Terms of Service” on your behalf and be configured to accept these terms on a recurring basis
  • Leverages crowdsourcing by reporting successful connects to our database, so we can identify good open networks and re-publish those networks in our Location Directory
  • Includes a Hotspot Search tool that allows you to find hotspots near you
  • Boingo Wi-Finder is available for PCs and Macs, as well as Android and Apple iOS
    • For tips on using Wi-Finder on Apple iOS devices, please click here.

Download Boingo Wi-Finder today and connect more easily than ever to Wi-Fi networks. Be sure to watch the video above for a quick demo of the app. Thanks to all our Boingo members who helped us test and improve the beta version of Boingo Wi-Finder; now we’re excited to hear feedback from you!


About Melody Demel

Melody is Senior Manager, PR for Boingo Wireless, where she is responsible for media relations, brand building and thought leadership initiatives. Melody is a die-hard Nebraska Cornhuskers fan and retired NCAA DI college field hockey player.
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