Monday, May 2, 2011

War Walking !!!

I have completed and uploaded my "War Walking" application to the Android Market.

This application is used for scanning Wi-Fi access points (APs), storing the data to a database, and then displaying various data to the user about each AP found. The application also takes advantage of a device’s GPS capabilities by plotting the latitude, longitude, altitude, etc. of where each AP was found, and then plotting a marker on the built in map for each access point. Once the application starts, it will take a few seconds for it to get a “fix” on a satellite. Once the device has found a “fix”, you may start scanning for Wi-Fi access points and collecting data.
Viewable data collected includes:
SSID, BSSID, Encryption Capabilities, Signal Strength, Frequency, Channel, Time the AP was first seen, Time the AP was last seen, Latitude, Longitude, Altitude, and Speed.
Also, the application has an "Export to KML" feature. This can be used to export the data collected to a KML file, which can then be uploaded to Google Maps where you can then view the locations of all your access points you discovered.
Please check out my application on the Android Market by searching "holmesware" on the market application with an Android-powered device, or you can check it out here on the web!