eduroam (education roaming) is a worldwide network of secure network access for students and other members of the academic community, which allows members of participating institutions to gain internet connectivity when visiting other institutions.
The eduroam Companion app provides users with the locations eduroam-enabled institutions worldwide, allowing them to locate the nearest source of secure internet access.
When the app opens, users can see the locations of sites close to them either on a map, or in a list form with the distance to each site noted. Users can also search for a specific location, and get a a map view or list of institutions close to the location searched for, either by postal/zip code, town, or any other method supported by the maps API.
Information about each point on the map can be found, including an approximate street address (where available) the name of the institution powering it.
It can also supply directions to allow users to find the fastest route to an enabled institution.
The eduroam Companion app allows users to tag their current location as having eduroam access, allowing the database powering the app to be improved with more accurate information about the location of enabled institutions.