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+ By Zach Klippenstein

Captivate is an app that does one very simple thing: whenever you connect to a wifi hotspot, it tries to determine if you are behind a captive portal. If you are, it shows a notification to let you quickly open the portal login page. If your session times out, Captivate will re-show the notification when you next turn on your screen.

It automates the process of opening a browser, trying to visit a webpage, getting redirected to the portal's login, then having to re-type the URL, or worse, go back to the app that opened the browser and re-share.

For developers: Captivate sends a broadcast intent whenever the portal state changes. See more on the GitHub page:

Tags: javascript check if behind captive portal.

Recently changed in this version

• Removed built-in browser. Notification now launches default browser instead.
• Support for Material theme.
• Updated icon to look more like Material design.
• Bumped minimum API level to 15 (ICS).
• Removed ActionBarSherlock.

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Comments and ratings for Captivate
  • (61 stars)

    by Alper Tecer on 15/07/2014

    My captive portal problem solved. It automatically detects portal and leads you to the log in screen. Thanks

  • (61 stars)

    by Jamie Kitson on 18/07/2013

    The in-app browser does not work for me, but the notification is still useful, popping up at the correct times, and the Open in Browser menu option is still convenient.

  • (61 stars)

    by D Aiello on 25/01/2013

    This pops up every time I connect to ANY wifi, even my home network.