Tower Collector

Tower Collector

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This app collects GPS locations of GSM/UMTS/LTE/CDMA cell towers and sends them to OpenCellID.org database. It is designed to help map the extent of mobile phone network coverage. It is also possible to collect measurements for private purposes and export them to CSV or GPX files.

Some features:
• specially optimized GPS parameters to reduce battery drain
• upload to OpenCellId.org project
• export to SD card as CSV or GPX
• built-in help in all supported languages
• ad-free, forever!

The OpenCellID.org project goal is to create a worldwide open source database of mobile cell locations. Tower Collector gives you opportunity to contribute in OpenCellID project by uploading cell towers' locations from your area. Collected data can be used to quickly locate devices without enabling GPS.

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This application does not collect, store or send any information which can be used to directly identify user, device which is being used or any other personal information.

BUG REPORTS AND FEATURE REQUEST VIA EMAIL PLEASE.

Permissions:
• ACCESS_FINE_LOCATION - to read GPS location and cell details.
• ACCESS_NETWORK_STATE - to check network type.
• INTERNET - to upload measurements to OpenCellID.org database.
• READ_PHONE_STATE - to read mobile network and signal strength changes.
• WAKE_LOCK - to keep screen on while collecting as workaround for cell not updated issue on some devices.
• WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE - to export measurements to file on SD Card.

Keywords:
OpenCellID, GSM, UMTS, LTE, CDMA, GPS, CellID, LAC, MCC, MNC, Location Area Code, Mobile Country Code, Mobile Network Code, cell tower, BTS, Node-B, base station, signal, latitude, longitude, provider, operator, open source, locations, localization, positioning, coordinates, GPX.

Tags: source code opencellid, tower signal bts, cell id collector 1.0.2, mobile tower collector.

Recently changed in this version

1.5.3
• Replaced means of transport with one tuned for general usage.
• Fixed not collecting cells on some dual SIM devices.
• Fixed CDMA networks not collected on some devices.
• Fixed incorrect signal strength saved for LTE networks.
• Fixed signal strength not saved for CDMA networks.
• Added collecing of PSC/PCI cell information.
• Removed incorrect measurements collected with previous versions of app.


Comments and ratings for Tower Collector
  • (66 stars)

    by Dan Jacobson on 08/03/2015

    Just waiting for it to read both my SIMs to double usefulness, like com.themonsterit.EngineerStarter, Gyokov Soulutions, etc. apps can.

  • (66 stars)

    by jerry batcheler on 07/03/2015

    Been looking high 'n low for an LTE cell map view of where/what I'm connected to. So apps many I'm trying! Finally, this one got one star because it's suppose to get location, but if only now he'd have it show on a map along with power! Please do!

  • (66 stars)

    by Francis Pilkington on 06/03/2015

    Since updating from 1.5.0 no info is displayed but GPS status in blue says OK. Please fix.

  • (66 stars)

    by Chintalapudi sudhakar reddy on 13/02/2015

    it is collecting 2g signals exactl and 3g signals is not giving correctly the cell id is diffrent and the same does not matching to the area.

  • (66 stars)

    by S K Tripathy on 21/12/2014

    Very good

  • (66 stars)

    by Marc Herbert on 13/12/2014

    Users already willing to donate battery life and data usage must on top of that create yet another account and password -> uninstalled. There at least one other Android app that supports anonymous collection for OpenCellID

  • (66 stars)

    by Gopal Krishna Singh on 02/12/2014

    Help full

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