We’re happy to announce that Easy Wi-Fi works fine in the latest 3.1 firmware for the iPhone and iPod touch. Yay! Thanks to our friends at Apple for helping accommodate us.
Having got that out the way, there are a couple of things you might need to know. First of all, Apple’s special support only applies to the original Easy Wi-Fi multi-network application (the one with the white icon). If you’re using any of the other Easy Wi-Fi apps, like the AT&T or T-Mobile version, you’ll need to install the original version too. It’s free in the AppStore. You don’t need to use it: just the act of installing it has the effect of telling the iPhone OS not to do “smart” stuff with your Wi-Fi connection in hotspots.
Finally, if you’re one of the many iPod touch users who never upgraded from 2.x firmware, ignore all of this. You’re fine. The issue only occurs with iPhone OS 3.0, and if you upgrade you’ll be jumping past that version from now on.
We’re relieved to be back working better on the iPhone and iPod, although it’s clear that Apple hotspot support is still a work in progress. They did a great job by automating the operator’s Wi-Fi so that sign-in on AT&T (in the US) is seamless. But their support for other hotspots is really poor and we’re glad that we can help a little with an automated solution.