Londonist launches Wi-Fi locating iPhone app

Londonist launches Wi-Fi locating iPhone app

One of our favourite London websites, The Londonist, has just launched their own iPhone app displaying cafes, bars, restaurants and other places offering free Wi-Fi.

Location aware

The online magazine for all things Cockney and Landahn first documented the capital’s Wi-Fi services three and a half years ago as a web-based Google map, and have based the new app on their original map, bolting on geo-awareness to help folks hook up quicker.

The app lists venues offering Wi-Fi services without any charge, loyalty requirement or membership – athough you may need to ask behind the bar for a password in some places.

Londonist launches Wi-Fi locating iPhone app

Londonist say that they’ve contacted every venue listed in the app to make sure details are correct as of Aug 2010, but like all freebie Wi-Fi deals, routers can bork, staff can trip over the wires or the venue may just decide to withdraw the service.

We’ve loving the sound of the app – but where’s the Android version?

Features:

– Displays nearest free wifi spots to your location, or any other part of town
– Hundreds of venues throughout Greater London
– Sort results by location type – cafes, pubs, coffee shops, etc.
– Every location checked for accuracy of information
– Browse by map or index
– Contribute additional locations with a simple contact form
– Full contact details for all venues
– Access to venue reviews via Qype.com

Free Wifi London is available now in the iTunes store, price £1.19. Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. Requires iOS 3.1.2 or later.

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One Comment on “Londonist launches Wi-Fi locating iPhone app”

  1. There is also a free (I think) app called Fast Connect that does something similar. I got it and had a bit of a mare…it tries to connect you to BTConnect wifi zones even when you are comfortably in reach of your own home or office wifi. Grrrrr.

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