We’re excited to announce version 2.0 of WiFire, which features a new and improved design that makes it even easier to connect to free WiFi around you.
Upon opening the app, you will now see everything you need in one simple dashboard. The number of shared WiFi networks nearby (within a 3 km radius) is listed on top of a map preview, which you can tap to see an interactive map of shared WiFi hotspots in your neighbourhood.
Below that, you can see the current WiFi network you are connected to, if any. If this is a public network that is not yet in our database, you can share its password with the WiFire community and earn a WiFi Saviour badge for your help! If it is a private network, you can now save it as your home or work network, and it will not be shared with anyone.
Further down, you are given a list of all WiFi networks currently within range, sorted by signal strength. Those with a WiFire icon are shared networks in our database, which you can connect to by simply tapping the network name once — no need to type in a password or fill out a web form.
Lastly, you can see the three closest shared networks and their distances from your current location. To navigate to these networks, simply tap on the network name in the list and follow the directions on Google Maps.
Our growing WiFire database has over 2,000 hotspots across India, including airports, restaurants & cafes, public hotspots (Tata Docomo & Ozone), and much more.