Favorite Networks

Posted on June 15, 2007

The Devicescape community has been growing over the past six months, and more and more people are taking advantage of automatic logins at the hotspots they use regularly. But what are the top networks that Devicescape members are using? The top ten networks that we see our members using are: FON T-Mobile US/UK (tmobile) Boingo‘s CONCOURSE Network, USA Orange, France NTT DoCoMo Mzone, Japan (docomo) T-Mobile/T-Com, Germany BT Openzone, UK BB Mobilepoint, Japan NTT Communications HOTSPOT, Japan (0033) Airborne Access, Philippines Quite an international group, with networks from Asia, North America and Europe all represented (and the top 15 includes South America too). Of course, since FON is a worldwide network, the top 10 might include users from many more places. Tell us where you use Devicescape most often, or where you’d like to use it – leave a comment, or post something in our forums.

Apple WWDC'07

Posted on June 14, 2007

Back in San Francisco, this week is Apple‘s WWDC 2007 event (I’d call it a show, but it is meant to be a developer conference). The buzz of course is all around the iPhone, expected to be available in two weeks time, and whether or not application developers will be able to write cool new apps for it. The answer to that question appears to be yes, and no. It does sound as though web applications running in the phone’s Safari browser will be able to do some very cool things, but it doesn’t look as though we’ll be able to add Devicescape support using that mechanism (not least because you can’t access the web to download the application before logging in at a commercial hotspot). I’ll keep watching the announcements to see if there is any way to get Devicescape supported on this phone so you can enjoy easier access to those Wi-Fi hotspots while you’re out and about, and let you know if I discover anything. Meanwhile, if you have any pointers to information that might help, I’d appreciate it