Today Wi-Fi connects our phones, tablets, wearables, gaming consoles, even our refrigerators. But what does the future hold for Wi-Fi? Can it thrive to power next-gen connectivity? The short answer is yes, but our CTO Dr. Derek Peterson recently penned the below article that will tell you why Wi-Fi is in fact here to stay. It originally appeared on Fortune magazine. Enjoy!
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We still remember how we felt after finishing high school, college and graduate school: we were elated and itching to travel, but we were also a little (or a lot) tight on money. Since these are the likely sentiments of most graduates this June, we’ve compiled a graduate gift guide designed to celebrate and support the rad grad. Do you have any gift suggestions that was a hit with your rad grad? Share your idea with the Boingo community! 1. Apple iPad 2 (starts at $499) Your rad grad doesn’t need an iPad 2, which is why s/he isn’t likely to buy one. But we’re betting that most rad grads really want an iPad 2. To minimize costs, opt for the lowest-priced option, the Wi-Fi only model. And remind your grad to install the free Boingo app for locating free and Boingo hotspots. Better yet, set up your grad with a Boingo Mobile account for $7.95/month so they can connect at over 325,000 hotspots globally. 2. Samsung Fascinate ($199 with two-year contract via Verizon Wireless) If your rad grad is in dire need of a phone upgrade, consider one of the hottest Android phones currently in the market: the Samsung Fascinate (check
If you own an Apple iOS device, we hope you check out our new app, Boingo Wi-Finder. It’s a powerful Wi-Fi tool that helps you locate free and Boingo hotspots at thousands of locations around the globe. If you have a paid Boingo account, Wi-Finder connects you at 325,000 Boingo global locations — all with just one tap of a button. Here’s a feature summary of Boingo Wi-Finder for the Apple iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch: Location-mapping that displays hotspots nearby or at another destination through search. Blue pins represent free locations, and red pins present Boingo locations. Hotspot notification when a Boingo hotspot is detected (note: in order to see this notification, Wi-Fi must be turned on and Wi-Finder must be launched). Crowdsource platform that tracks success and speed of connects, so good open networks can be re-published to the Boingo Location Directory. So the more feedback you send us, the more data we have. Compatibility with iOS 3.0 and above. A few tips on using Wi-Finder for Apple iOS: Due to Apple API restrictions (i.e., third-party developers cannot access certain software layers of the iOS platform), Boingo Wi-Finder doesn’t have the exact same functionality it does on other
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