Find Free WiFi shows South Africans where they can find free WiFi hotspots.
In a perfect world there is free Wi-Fi everywhere and it is unlimited. However, finding freely available public WiFi spots in South Africa has become easier, thanks to a crowd-sourcing online tool that has tracked several hundred locations, in various cities across the country. Find Free Wi-Fi has tailored their services to a range of different devices (mobi site, browser, iOS, Android and Windows Phone). Anyone looking for free WiFi networks can use the service to find a suitable spot close to them. The site and its mobile apps use location data to find neighbourhood hotspots.
The Find Free WiFi website features a Google Maps powered map, with all the free hotspots indicated by purple icons. Simply clicking one of the icons will produce a small speech-bubble pop-up containing information on what the spot’s physical address is, the type of business it is and in most instances includes a website for the business and their opening times. Anyone can add a Wi-Fi spot if it isn’t featured yet by simply clicking on the “add Wi-Fi spot” tab, and providing the relevant information in the six text boxes provided.
The business assists in alleviating the internet penetration problem in South Africa by listing all the free WiFi hotspots around the country, through the web and mobi site; iOS, Android and Windows phone apps this free service is provided to remote workers, entrepreneurs and general internet users by showing them the nearest WiFi hotspots. This includes what the co-located service is, for example a restaurant or coffee shop.
Find Free Wi-Fi has leveraged off crowdsourcing to get the majority of the work done.