inViu OpenCellID





    • collects the GPS coordinates of GSM cell towers for the open source project OpenCellID
    • sends the collected data automatically or manually to the OpenCellID servers
    • supports Wi-Fi data transmission
    • available in four languages: German, English, French, and Spanish
    • help texts and detailed information on all saved values in all four languages

    Not suitable for CDMA devices (e.g. Verizon or Sprint)
    Custom ROMs are not tested

    inViu OpenCellID collects the GPS positions of mobile base stations for the open source project OpenCellID ( 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. inside 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 November 2014 the OpenCellID contributors had already fed in more than 6.5 million different mobile base stations into the database with more than 1.2 billion measurements.
    Every day several thousand newly found base stations are added, collected by OpenCellID enthusiasts all over the world.
    Whether on holiday or at home, it’s fun discovering new base stations and adding 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.

    For more information: and

    Required permissions

    Precise location (GPS):
    provides access to GPS receivers

    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

    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

    Tags: inviu , inviu open , open source project , opensignalzeigtfunkmastenimgprsmodusnichtan , inviu gpsdetails , programm zum auslesen der cell id, lac, mcc , reverse localization mcc mnc lac google , get latitud y longitud from cellid , cellid collector open source

    Users review

    from 270 reviews



    Users comments for inViu OpenCellID

    Jamie Nadeau

    by Jamie Nadeau

    Sep 21, 2017  |  "Poor"

    Collects fine. But when you upload, it says text may not be null and doesn't do anything

    Manmeet Singh

    by Manmeet Singh

    Sep 12, 2017  |  "Poor"

    Doesnt work and you cant upload the data.

    John Dwan

    by John Dwan

    May 08, 2017  |  "Poor"

    Didn't work, rarely displayed RSSI despite being in strong coverage. Doesn't appear to work on 4G.

    A Google user

    by A Google user

    Mar 03, 2017  |  "OK"

    Unable to send data to the server. Error message: http status code returned 503.

    Alin Voina

    by Alin Voina

    Dec 16, 2016  |  "OK"

    I had it opened during the day and no info has been collected even if I moved through the town. At the end nothing was sent and nothing was collected.

    Thomas Craig

    by Thomas Craig

    Jun 21, 2016  |  "Great"

    Great app which everyone should use to help out! The reason that I did not put 5 stars is because it is not yet available in the F-Droid store. This is counter to the whole point of osm and opencellid.