WiFind has 2 functions:
1. Data collection: the WiFind app collects data about nearby Wi-Fi networks' strength while you're on the move. Help us complete our map and cover the entirety of NYC!
2. The WiFind map: open the WiFind map and select a network to see the signal strength at all mapped locations!
WiFind is a student project at NYU's Center For Urban Science + Progress: http://cusp.nyu.edu/
This Software is a work in progress. It is not a finished work and may therefore contain defects or “bugs” inherent to this type of software development. For this reason, to the maximum extent permitted by obligatorily applicable law, the Software is provided on an “as is” basis and without warranties of any kind, including without limitation satisfactory quality and conformity, merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, absence of defects or errors, accuracy, or non-infringement of intellectual or industrial property rights.
The WiFind app collects your device's GPS location and some information about the device and the list of visible Wi-Fi networks in the vicinity and their characteristics. The information is stored in a secure database which can only be accessed via the WiFind API which doesn't make any personal information public.