WiFi Connection Manager Given Massive Overhaul with New Algorithm

WiFi Connection Manager Given Massive Overhaul with New Algorithm

One month ago, we talked about an innovative battery-saving app by XDA Recognized Developer bartito called WiFi Connection Manager. For those who don’t remember, this app worked by disabling WiFi when out of range and setting a predefined interval between WiFi network checks. This allows you to keep WiFi enabled when out and about, without having to worry about network search-related battery drain.

While the old version of WiFi Connection Manager worked very well, bartito that felt it could still be improved. As such, he has given it a substantial overhaul to version 2. So what’s new in version 2.0.55? Quite a bit, actually. For starters, the entire application has been rewritten. In addition, the connection algorithm has seen a major overhaul. While the previous version would only use WiFi network availability and the predefined interval to determine whether WiFi should be enabled, version 2 now also monitors which cell tower you are connected to and creates a statistical map for the possibility of establishing a WiFi connection based on your current location.

The application is free, but offers some additional paid/pro features. But as a demonstration of his generosity, bartito has made all of the pro features available for free to members of the XDA community. Head over to the application thread to download the latest version!

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Will Verduzco
Will Verduzco

Will Verduzco is the former Editor-in-Chief and Portal Administrator of the XDA-Developers Portal. He has been addicted to mobile technology since the HTC Wizard. But starting with the Nexus One, his gadget love affair shifted to Google's little green robot. You can now find Will writing for the Swappa Blog, though he still pops up on XDA from time to time.