WeFi Launches on Android, Enabling Automatic Connection To Best Available Wi-Fi Hotspot
Delaware, USA, May 12, 2009: WeFi Inc. (www.wefi.com), creator of the worldâ€™s largest community-based global Wi-Fi network, announced today the launch of a version of its free software on the Android mobile operating system, offering users automatic access to the best Wi-Fi connection available. WeFiâ€™s software launch on Android is further proof of WeFi leading the way in providing quick and easy Wi-Fi access to users around the world.
â€œThe launch of WeFi on Android demonstrates our commitment to creating a truly seamless Wi-Fi experience,â€ said Zur Feldman, CEO of WeFi. â€œThanks to WeFi, the growing number of Android users around the world can now forget about a long and complicated manual search for a Wi-Fi hotspot, and benefit from a simple one-step process to launch any application, wherever they are.â€
Users can download the free WeFi software either directly from the WeFi website or by searching for WeFi in Android Market on their Android phone – WeFi is listed under â€œApplications / Communicationâ€.
WeFi is effectively making mobile Internet connection fast and easy-to-use for Android users. As opposed to the tedious, multi-step process of manually opening a browser, searching for a Wi-Fi hotspot, and then sorting through those that cost money, require a password or are low-quality connections, and then entering your destination, WeFi automatically connects the user to the best connection available. If the connection is lost, WeFi will automatically reconnect to another available open Wi-Fi hotspot.
Being that WeFi is a community-generated network, with many of the access points provided by the users themselves, if the open hotspot detected was previously unknown to the network it is then added for future users to automatically connect to when they are in the area. WeFi always seeks to connect users to Wi-Fi access points where Internet access has already been verified by other WeFi-enabled devices â€“ dubbed â€œcommunity-verified spotsâ€ – in a growing network of over 21 million access points recorded.
After having established itself as a leader in bringing open Wi-Fi hotspots to people around the world, WeFi is now increasingly penetrating the mobile market with this latest feature on Android, in addition to previously released versions available to Symbian and Windows Mobile users. WeFi also has versions for Windows and Mac as well.
About WeFi Inc.
WeFi Inc. is the creator of the worldâ€™s first global open Wi-Fi network. Leveraging the power of Wi-Fi, WeFi brings free wireless Internet communications to everyone, everywhere with easy-to-use downloadable software that enables automatic connection to the best Wi-Fi hotspot around. WeFi is driven by a social network, whose members benefit from a free, fun and interactive experience, while helping to build a truly seamless global Wi-Fi network by mapping open access points in any given location worldwide. Established in February 2006, WeFi Inc. is backed by leading VC companies Lightspeed, Pitango and Gemini Ventures. The company is incorporated in Delaware, U.S. with R&D facilities in Israel. WeFi was awarded the Forum Nokia â€œApplication of the Year â€“ EMEAâ€ award for 2008. For additional information on WeFi, please visit: www.wefi.com.