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RF Signal Tracker - FREE

by Ken Hunt, Version: 2.4.6 , 1324 KB  

Package name: com.hotrod.utility.rfsignaltrackereclair , Last Update: 2012-09-04 03:59:39


586 ratings (3.904 average)

50,000-250,000 downloads


What's new in this version (2.4.6):

- Update of the Spanish localization text. Thanks Augusto!

- Moved the data panel, at the bottom of the Map screen, to a sliding drawer.

- Fixed site selection bug.

- Added function to take snapshot of maps, save to sd card and share.

Description

The RF Signal Tracker is an engineering application for doing impromptu hand-held drive-tests with your Android phone. You can monitor the RSSI (received signal strength indication) for the phone as well as the serving cell locations, describe the cell site's zone of coverage, and save or playback that data. While many of the phone stats in the app can be displayed on the phone already (go to Settings -> About -> Status to see them). The advantage of this app is you can then map, record, and analyze those stats in a meaningful way.

App features:
- Voice notification of signal strength & technology changes, handovers, open hotspots, and more!
- Notes! Insert notes into the RF data collected. Notes can be viewed & edited in Big Picture
- 'Drive Mode' screen showing just RSSI, Cell ID, and technology to view while driving
- Localized for French, Spanish, Portuguese, and German (thank you Lutz!).
- Map and record your color coded RF signal strength as you travel.
- War driving. Collect WiFi access points and list mobile location at the strongest signal.
- Users can redefine site locations on the map.
- Play back, pause, jump to any part of recorded data.
- Share current RSSI and Maps with Twitter, Facebook, whatever you can share with.
- Sector coverage zones describing sector orientation and beamwidth.
- One Cell Tracking to examine coverage of a single cell site.
- Sound and Vibration notification on handover.
- Possible handoff neighbors (2G).
- User defined sites can be exported or imported for later use.
- Serving cell can be located through Google, OpenCellID.
- All sites located through Google or OpenCellID saved to local database.
- Export recorded data to XML, KML, or CSV files.
- Import older recorded data for playback.
- Roaming and data states, data activity, CGI.
- WiFi MAC address, BSSID, supplicant state.
- WiFi network access points identified.
- EIRP/ERP and Free Space Loss calculators
- Big picture of entire drive test or site survey
- Auto-shutoff at minimum battery level set by user
- Adjust GPS power settings
- App to SD card

Send bug reports to Type1apps@gmail.com (developers rarely read comments...you can't respond to them and they don't contain enough info to act on a problem).

Known Issues:
- If a site appears off the coast of Africa it means that you are using Google's location service or OpenCellID and they cannot determine that cell's location (so it returns the location 0 deg Lat, 0 deg Lon). A new feature for version 2.2.9 is the ability to define your own site locations (add, move or remove) by pressing a spot on the map or a site icon. Users can do their own site surveys as they travel. This is a workaround for those who do not have access to site location data -- unless you are an engineer for a carrier, you won't have access to this data since site locations are generally considered proprietary.

- Background recording, where you exit the app after you start recording, will not register signal strength changes if the phone is in sleep mode (screen is blank). This is a "bug" in Android not the app. If the phone is not allowed to sleep, background recording is possible.

- BER, EVDO, SNR & Ec/Io may display -1. This is the number the Android OS is sending, sorry.

- The app is opti

Last comments from Android Market

Hoppy (*)
Does not even start. > null

Amy (**)
Incorrectly showed I was in Tulsa on MoDro1. Was pointless anyway.

Russ (*)
Doesn't work on my galaxy s

john (****)
Works great with my Samsung galaxy s

Shawn (****)
Incredible app, but it locks up my Droid. I would pay for a more stable version and know others who would too.

Joshua (*)
Does not work with Samsung galaxy s. It can't determine phone technology.

artem (***)
Shows map of Tulsa. I am in Canada.

Walphy (***)
Works fine for me on HTC Desire

Poldie (*)
Doesn't work on desire

Frank (*)
Living in hawaii shows my location as being washington then iceland? Close but not quite

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