Barnacle Wifi Widget

Barnacle Wifi Widget

5,000 - 10,000 downloads

Pros
  • Wireless hotspot
  • Download/Upload data tracking
  • List of clients connected
Cons
  • Doesn't work in some devices (doesn't recognize them)
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Expert's Review
7.0
Great

"Turn your Android into a WiFi router"

Reviewed by / Jul 12, 2011

Barnacle WiFi Tether turns your Android into a hotspot via WiFi and allows you to connect through them with other devices [only root]

This app requires root access.

Barnacle WiFi Widget is the way to donate for Barnacle WiFi Tether ($1.99). As a git it removes ads and includes a screen widget to enable / disable the app easy and faster.

Barnacle WiFi is an app that turns your Android into a router WiFi. That's it, it uses your 3G/4G to generate a wireless connection point through which you can connect PC, Mac, Linux, Xbox or any other device that supports WiFi connection. It shows the "clients", that's it, the devices that are connected through your Android.

Don't expect to have a fast connection if you're using your phone connection to navigate on a computer. It's just for emergency situations, not to watch videos on Youtube or download a great amount of files. Watch out your data usage when you're tethering, specially if you have a data plan. The app includes a download/upload counter to monitor it.

Barnacle WiFi has been developed by szym.net. Barnacle WiFi is the only app that they've launched so far. Despite of this, it seems they're on the right track in light of the success they're reaching with this app.

Barnacle is a great app that will, sorry for the expression, "save your ass" in certain situations: when you need to have Internet access to use some devices that doesn't have. High recommendable.

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Developer's original description available here
This is the easiest way to donate to Barnacle Wifi Tether, which is completely free (no ads, no limits). As a thank you gift, you receive a simple widget that might actually be useful. Please, consider your purchase as a donation. I do my best to make Barnacle work for everyone.

PLEASE: Make sure Barnacle Wifi Tether works for you _before_ you donate via the Widget, unless you just want to donate regardless.

REMEMBER: This is just the widget, not the app -- you will need to download the free version of Barnacle Wifi Tether to use it. If you download it after you get Barnacle Widget, you will need to _reinstall_ Barnacle Widget from the Market.

Recently changed in this version

[x] "- donate" version has been converted to a widget. Having to maintain only one version of the app should improve overall quality.


Lists with Barnacle Wifi Widget

Some lists where this application appears: Driod App, Reviewed by Emmanuel Lund, Analizadas por Mar GP.

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Comments and ratings for Barnacle Wifi Widget
  • (70)

    by Jeremy Koehler on 15/11/2013

    Worked for me since the first android phone and on most other android phones ive had since. Great work.

  • (70)

    by cruz zuniga on 20/07/2013

    I am grateful to the makers of this APP. We cannot afford to have internet on the cellphone AND our laptop. Barnacle makes it possible. I was happy to Donate for the Widget. <3

  • (70)

    by Jose Flores on 09/07/2013

    Great appp 5 stars for sure

  • (70)

    by John McDonald on 28/06/2013

    Works perfect!

  • (70)

    by KanagaDeepan N on 21/06/2013

    Great developer

  • (70)

    by Derrick Benner on 16/04/2013

    Might want to point something like that out... enjoy the donation ... galaxy s3

  • (70)

    by A Google User on 11/11/2012

    I used this on my G1 and got the widget because the dev helped me get it going. Great app!