WiFire Featured in the Economic Times Panache

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WiFire recently got featured in the Economic Times Panache as “an app that is a boon for anyone constantly searching for wi-fi hotspots”. The article starts off by taking note of the issues faced by users in general with respect to mobile data.

“For a lot of users, running into the monthly data limit is quite common. Then there are the travellers who might end up paying even more for data, thanks to roaming costs” notes the article. It then goes on to talk about how WiFire helps users deal with this by addressing the root cause behind this – lack of access to free public WiFi hotspots around them.

The blog recommends both the iOS and Android app and talks about how simple it is to connect to free WiFi in India, using the app – users can simply scroll around on the map to find more WiFi hotspots around them. The blog also talks about how “each hotspot is marked with a flag, showing you a distance from your current location and name”.

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The article then tops it up with one of experiences that has never failed to put a smile of the face of our users – the auto login feature that connects users to hotspots operated by RailWire, Tata Docomo, Ozone, BSNL and Reliance Jio in one tap.

WiFire currently helps users discover and connect to 6000+ free public WiFi hotspots across India – including airports, all railway stations that offer RailTel’s Railwire WiFi, Starbucks, Mc Donald’s and loads of cafes and restaurants.

What are you waiting for? Download the app now. Trust us, you will love it!

WiFire Featured in Gadgets360

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WiFire was recently featured in NDTV’s Gadgets360 for its work in connecting users to free public WiFi hotspots across India. The article talks about how cellular networks in India can be quite unreliable at times and in such cases, a great solution could be connecting to free public WiFi hotspots,while on the go. This is not an easy task in itself. And while there are a few apps that do the same thing, this is what the article has to say: “There are plenty of apps that do the same thing but some are spammy, some are scammy, and many of them don’t have a great database of Wi-Fi networks in India. WiFire is not like those apps.”

The blog reviews both the Android and the iOS app and talks about how simple it is to connect to free WiFi in India, using the app. “We also tested the app at the airport – the Wi-Fi network there needs you to log in with an OTP, and WiFire actually lets you automate this whole process. That part was pretty great” is what it had to say about connecting to WiFi at airports. In the end, the article also mentions who could benefit most from the app: “This app could be very useful for people visiting India from other countries, particularly those who don’t have a local SIM.”

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WiFire currently helps to discover and connect to 6000+ free public WiFi hotspots across India – including airports, all railway stations that offer RailTel’s Railwire WiFi, Starbucks, Mc Donald’s and loads of cafes and restaurants. What are you waiting for? Download the app now. Trust us, you will love it!

Your Wait Ends Here! WiFire Now on iOS

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Over the past few months, the WiFire office has been bustling with energy as we spend many a days and nights (and occasionally a couple of weekends too) crafting a better and faster version of WiFire for iOS. And looking at the great response that our Android app has received, today we are proud to announce that the newest member of the WiFire family, WiFire for iOS, has finally hit the App Store.

All those struggles that you had to go through chasing down OTPs and filling out web forms to connect to public WiFi, end here. You can now discover and connect to secure, public WiFi networks around you in one tap (that’s right, you will be online in a flash!).

Already excited? Well, this is just the beginning. WiFire is the only app in India to be integrated with the latest iOS 9 Network Extension APIs that provide a seamless one touch experience while connecting to any public WiFi hotspot near you!

Already in a rush to head to the App Store? Hold on, there is more.

WiFire on iOS comes with all the exciting new features that we recently rolled out to Android. Here’s a sneak peek into some of them:

1) Easily & quickly connect to 3500+ reliable public hotspots

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Connecting to WiFi networks has never been so easy. WiFire provides you a 1 step access to over 3500 free public WiFi hotspots across India and this number is rapidly growing. So be it work or leisure, WiFire is surely your WiFi savior.

2) Share your WiFi without sharing your password

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Are you someone who thinks twice before sharing your WiFi password with another person? Have you been secretly wishing for a way that allows you to share your WiFi without spelling out your password loudly? Your wait ends here. With WiFire, you can now share your WiFi with anyone who drops by your home by texting her the link.

3) Check WiFi speed and rate your favourite networks

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With WiFire you can now avoid all that googling and typing to get a WiFi speed test done. Not only that, you can even check out a nearby network’s rating to decide if you should try connecting to it in the first place.

4) Autofill web forms at free, public WiFi networks

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While there are several WiFi hotspots in the city, entering page long web forms and OTPs really gets us irritated! Which is why we built in a little elf inside WiFire to do the boring work for you.

So, what are you waiting for? Head right away to the App Store, and download the WiFire app today! You are sure to be delighted when you see those web forms fill themselves up in a flash! Trust us, you will love it!

WiFire Feature: Check WiFi speed in a Flash

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Every once in a while when month end is around the corner, you are bound to get suspicious (rather frustrated with the telecom provider) about the real bad WiFi speed at home.

Such is life.

Now, in most such cases you would head right away to the browser on your mobile and google for speedtest.net. But if your WiFi speed is pretty bad, then good luck with loading that website, for it might seem like an eternity before you get the results for the speed test.

Well, once again WiFire comes to the rescue.

With WiFire you can now avoid all that googling and typing to get a speed test done. Not only that, you can even check out a nearby network’s rating to decide if you should try connecting to it in the first place.

Say you are trying to test the speed of a WiFi network named ‘SmokeHouse WiLoop Free’. Here’s all you have got to do:

1. Open the WiFire app and click on the ‘Speed Test’ button below the ‘SmokeHouse WiLoop Free’ network.

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2. And in seconds you will get the speed test results. You could even rate this network based on the speed.

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This way not only will you know if there is a public WiFi hotspot nearby, but also how fast it is and what fellow users think of that network. Isn’t that awesome?

Once again WiFire saves the day.

WiFire Feature: Connect to your Favorite Networks even in Offline Mode

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Every time you walk into a Starbucks or McDonald’s or even a Cafe Coffee Day, you are sure to see a couple of guys stomping away on their MacBook keypad or iPad at some corner of the cafe,  while chugging down mugs of hot coffee.

The number of people who hit the nearby cafe or coffeeshop to get some work done, while they sit back and sip a hot cup of inspirational mocha seems to be at an all time high these days.

Now if you are one of them, you would agree that one of the biggest pains about working out of such cafes is remembering their WiFi password. This could prove to be particularly painful, especially if you are someone who works with 2 or more devices, say an iPad and a mobile device for instance.

Well, once again WiFire comes to the rescue.

With WiFire you can now save all your WiFi networks to your profile and have them available on any device you log into. No need to type WiFi passwords into each device you own!

Already excited? Well, you haven’t heard of the best part yet. You can even favorite your most frequented WiFi networks, and connect to them even if your 3G data or location services is turned off.

Say you walk into one of the outlets you frequent the most, say, the nearby McDonald’s. Here’s all that you got to do to favourite that network:

1. Open the WiFire app after having connected to the WiFi network at McDonald’s.

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2. Click on the heart button below ‘FreeWiFi _Ozone@McDonalds South’ in order to add this network to your favourites.

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3. Next, click on the third tab at the very top end to view your WiFire profile.

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4. In your WiFire profile, you will find the McDonald’s WiFi network – ‘FreeWiFi_Ozone@McDonald’sSouth’ added to your favourites.

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5. Now, next time you open the WiFire app at the same McDonald’s outlet, it will detect and display the WiFi network as a Favourite of yours on the home screen of the app. The best part – all of this is done even if your 3G data or location services is turned off.

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6. Once you click on the network, it will connect to it by automatically switching on your WiFi.

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This way you can easily sync your favourite networks across the various devices you own with WiFire. Isn’t this awesome?

Once again WiFire saves the day.

Introducing Secure WiFi Sharing, Network Syncing and more

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In our endeavour to make WiFi as reliable and ubiquitous as bottled water, we are excited to announce WiFire 3.14 (we have nicknamed it WiFire ‘π’). This new version is power packed with great new features, that will make your experience of using the app all the more fun!

So what are these features, and why should you care? Without much ado, let’s dive into what’s new:

1.Share WiFi privately: With this new version of WiFire you can share your WiFi with friends and family without sharing passwords! How many times has an old aunt visiting you asked for your WiFi password? Didn’t the very thought of wording out your password send a shudder down your spine? You know what I mean 😉

Well, we have you sorted now. With WiFire you can simply text a link to anyone you want to share your network with, and that’s it. Your WiFi network remains private and is shared 1-on-1 with only those friends and family who have received your link. It is not made available to the general public.

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2.Sync ‘favorite’ networks: You can now favorite your most frequented networks, and connect to these networks even if your 3G data or location services is turned off. Use WiFire to save all your WiFi networks to your profile and have them available on any device you log into. No need to type WiFi passwords into each device you own!

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3.Check WiFi speed and rate your favorite networks: Now you can check the Internet connection speed at any WiFi hotspot, and rate that network. Not only will you know if there is a public WiFi hotspot nearby, but also how fast it is and what fellow users think of that network. Isn’t that awesome?

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With this update, we make it possible to connect not only to over 3,500 public WiFire hotspots, but also to your friend’s WiFi with a single tap.

WiFire on Android is transforming public WiFi experiences and the app will shortly be available on iOS as well.

Top 10 Cafes in Hyderabad with Free WiFi

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Hyderabad is known for its up-and-coming tech scene and spicy Andhra food, but the South Indian metro is also developing a great cafe culture for visitors and locals alike.

So, the next time you’re in town, check out these top 10 cafes in Hyderabad with free WiFi:

1) Beyond Coffee (Jubilee Hills):

Located in the posh suburban neighborhood of Jubilee Hills, Beyond Coffee is a simple, reliable coffeeshop to start your day. Its menu features a great selection of snacks, teas, smoothies, coffees and more—truly living up to its name!

Address: Plot 237, Road 36, Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad

2) Mocha (Banjara Hills):

This popular sheesha lounge is tucked away on a quiet street in Banjara Hills, making it a great getaway from the hustle and bustle of Hyderabad. With spacious rooftop seating and an elegant, oaky ambiance, Mocha is a great place to kick back with friends, indulge in a filling meal and enjoy fast, free WiFi.

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Address: Plot 8-2-574/B, Road 7, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad

3) Heart Cup Coffee (Kondapur)

With locations in Kondapur & Jubilee Hills, Heart Cup Coffee is well-known for its open, social set-up and extensive menu. We recommend stopping by for their great Sunday brunch that gives you bottomless food and drink!

Address: B 7 & 8, Jubilee Garden, Behind TCS Building, E Park, Kondapur, Hyderabad

4) Deli 9 Bistro (Gachibowli)

Though well-known for their desserts, Deli 9 Bistro has a menu full of everything from paos to baos to burgers, and more! If you’re ever in the IT-heavy suburb of Gachibowli, this is a great place to stop by for some quick bites and drinks with friends.

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Address: Wipro SEZ Parking Route, Beside Barbeque Nation, Financial District, Nanakram Guda,Gachibowli, Hyderabad

5) Coffee Cup (Sainikpuri)

Whether you’re looking to work or socialize, Coffee Cup is known for being one of the best cafes in and around Hyderabad. It has one of the best breakfast menus in town which can be enjoyed in their large, open patio.

Address: E 89, Above Canara Bank,Sainikpuri, Secunderabad

6) Whiteboard Cafe (HiTech City)

This place feels like a part co-working space, part-cafe and Whiteboard Cafe really does bring the best of both worlds. They have a delicious all-day breakfast and plenty of tables to work at, so stop by if you’re looking to get in zone and spend an afternoon getting work done.

Address: Plot 15/1, 1st Floor, Sector 2, Opposite Cyber Gateway, Hitech City, Hyderabad

7) The Gallery Cafe (Banjara Hills)

The chic spot in the heart of Banjara Hills is a quaint, one-room cafe with paintings on the wall and soothing music playing overhead. Art lovers, this is your must-see coffee shop in Hyderabad!

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Address: 8-2-585/1/B, Road 10, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad

8) Chocolate Room (Madhapur)

Nothing goes better with a cup of coffee than a rich, chocolate-heavy dessert. The Chocolate Room, as its name suggests, is a great place to indulge your sweet tooth, with a seemingly endless menu of cakes, pastries, ice creams and other desserts.

Address: KKR Square, Kavuri Hills, Opposite HDFC Bank, Madhapur, Hyderabad

9) Conçu (Jubilee Hills)

Conçu is one of the most highly-rated cafes in all of Hyderabad, and for good reason! The ambiance is wonderful, the service is top-notch and the European-inspired menu is out of this world.

Address: 479/B, Road 21, Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad

10) Drunken Monkey (Madhapur)

This smoothie bar makes all of its drinks with pure natural fruits & vegetables, making it a must-try  next time you’re in Madhapur. They also have lots of quick bites and tofu bowls to round up their tasty, healthy menu.

Address: Opposite HDFC Bank, Madhapur Main Road, Madhapur, Hyderabad

Download WiFire to connect to these networks and several other public WiFi hotspots with a single tap—no need to enter passwords or fill out web forms. Happy WiFi surfing!

WiFire on Android is transforming public WiFi experiences and the app will shortly be available on iOS as well. Sign up as a beta tester and experience an exclusive preview of WiFire on iOS.

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Top 10 Apps That Every Student Should Have

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Whether you’re in the middle of your first year or about to graduate, check out this list of the top 10 best mobile apps that all students should have in order to succeed in school—and stay happy and healthy in the process.

 

 

Google Keep

Google Keep – For a busy college student, this is a must-have app to organize daily to-do’s, set reminders and collaborate on tasks with others. Includes features such as transcribing voice memos, color-coded labeling and more.

Category: Productivity

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Introducing WiFire 2.0

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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.

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