Good app, but drains battery quickly. This is a neat app. I like the maps and seeing the various covered areas. My problem is with the battery usage. In a matter of a couple of hours, my battery was drained by almost 10%. For the very battery efficient Sony Xperia Z3, that's some major usage for a single app. That is with the Battery Saving setting enabled for the Location setting for this app. If there was a polling option to limit this every 15, 30, 60 minutes, then that would be better I think.
I was looking for an app to show me where the cell towers are and how strong the signal. Am I missing how to get an Azimuth Bearing to the tower? I simply want to know the exact degrees from where i am standing to point a direction antenna to improve my signal. I was setting up a booster for someone and I had to drive to the antenna a few miles away and save the lat lon in my phone under a gps essentials app, then use it to determine the bearing to the tower after returning to my setup location. The app knows where you are via the gps, it knows the lat long of the tower, it should easily be able to calculate the bearing from your position to the towers.
This Works!!! But. Only one problem though,it really drains the battery fast. It keeps gathering data in the background ,even if it's not active. U can dismantle this is in the app settings. Only thing, it won't work if you turn that off. This doesn't allow the device to sleep if you want good signal.I only complain about battery drainage,it works great, but that's the biggest problem.Oh,in order to disable that feature, you have to disable the adds by paying them money. $4.95
Paid for it, can't disable data collection I want a refund. App says if you disable ads, then you can disable background data collection. That's simply not true.
Feels like a student project Very superficial app, mostly glitzy but no depth. No documentation to be found anywhere, no real feedback or bug tracking mechanisms, no onboard help. Uses a lot of battery power and requires permissions without any explaination as to why. While it does seem to find nearby towers and displays them on a Google map, it does not report any details about the tower other than something called an ID. But there is no explaination as to what this is, or how to use it to find additional information about the tower, such as where it is located exactly, what services is provided at that location, who is the owner, what freqs were found etc. Nor is there any info on the technical aspects of this program and how it works and gathers what little information it does present to the user. Apparently developed by a software consulting firm, but as a veteran software engineer with over 40 years of experience and a Masters degree in Computer Science, this is simply junk software, IMHO, and has all the feel of a 1 term student project developed by someone with very little experience in real world software application development.
Doesn't work I live in pittsburgh and it doesn't show any towers with in 10 miles.. but yet there is one 1 mile from me...
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