inViu OpenCellID

inViu OpenCellID

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• collects the GPS coordinates of GSM cell towers
• sends collected data to the server of the OpenSource project, OpenCellID
• automatically collects cells IDs with app startup (requires GPS receiver)
• sends data automatically or manually when Wi-Fi is available
• not suitable for CDMA devices (Verizon or sprint)

Available in four languages: German, English, French, and Spanish.
No App2SD
Custom ROMs are not provided

inViu OpenCellID collects the GPS positions of mobile base stations for the open source OpenCellID project (www.opencellids.org). The data collected in this way is freely available to all.

The project goal is to gather as many GPS positions of mobile base stations as possible. With this data, mobile phones and other devices without GPS or devices momentarily without GPS reception (e.g. in buildings) can be tracked free-of-charge.

In addition, cell localisation can often replace GPS tracking or add to it and at the same time reduce the phone’s power consumption.
By May 2012 the cell gatherers had already fed in more than 1.3 million different mobile base stations into the database with more than 150 million measurements.
Every day several thousand base stations are added, collected by OpenCellID fans all over the world.
Whether on holiday or at home, it’s fun to discover new base stations and add them to help complete the database.
ENAiKOON is absolutely committed to privacy protection:
this ad-free app collects no personal data from the phone. The GPS positions of base stations are saved without linking them to the phone. Although the downside of this is that we can show no scoring lists for active stations, it does ensure that the GPS data remains absolutely anonymous.
So that no mobile charges arise, the collected data can be buffered on the phone and transferred later by Wi-Fi.

If required, the app can be configured to start automatically when the phone is switched on and you don’t have to remember to activate cell collection every time.

This ad-free app contains help texts and detailed information on all saved values in all four languages.
Available in four languages: German, English, French, and Spanish.
No App2SD
Custom ROMs are not provided

For more information: www.opencellids.org

Required permissions
Precise location (GPS):
provides access to GPS receivers
Memory:
required to buffer the data on the phone if mobile transfer to the OpenCellID servers is not desirable
Network communications:
required to transmit the collected data to the OpenCellID servers
Deactivate sleep mode:
if this function is activated the screen remains permanently on, showing how the database fills up with data.
Disadvantage: the phone battery will run down faster with the screen permanently on.
Automatic launch:
the app starts automatically when the phone is switched on (can be deactivated)
Calls (read phone status and identity):
required to read the cell data of the current GSM cell

Keywords
OpenCellID, GSM, GPS, cell tower, GSM net, base station, CellId, Net provider, Mobile Network Code, MNC, Mobile Country Code, MCC, LAC, Location Area Code, GSM base station, signal ratio, GPS, Latitude, Longitude, cell, operator, Opensource, localisation, cell locating, phone locating

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Recently changed in this version

- HTTP 1.0 protocol is now supported, which means that even older Wi-Fi routers can be used
- fixed transmission error with a GPRS disconnection


Comments and ratings for inViu OpenCellID
  • (69 stars)

    by Vincent Jerome Hill on 21/02/2014

  • (69 stars)

    by Adrian Boliston on 20/01/2014

    This is the perfect app for someone who likes to "geek out" on stuff like lac, mcc & mnc data that would mean nothing to 99.99% of the population lol

  • (69 stars)

    by Pete Notsae on 07/01/2014

    Okay, I've shared my cell tower information. Now is there an App that can use this information to benefit me? Otherwise what's the point for ME?