Great app. Would do a fantastic job at protests or wherever the communications fell. It should be updated to the material design though. The actual one left me a bit puzzled at first sight. It should be more intuitive using it. Overall it's a great idea but it needs to be perfected
7 18 2017 update: I caught it draining my battery today, even though I was not using it, it was off, so i might uninstall it. Original test: IT WORKS! Yes, I know low expectations, but the fact that it works is pretty cool. This is a radio that EVERYONE has, and in case of a power outage at the cell tower, this, with an external antenna, is a working walkie-talkie. Without an antenna, I tested two Galaxy phones (an S3 and S6) to work at least to about 100 feet that I had a chance to test, with walls in between. I will test it with longer distances.
It works well on my Samsung s5 & s7 Edge phones, plus an Alps chinese phablet. All without rooting! Great idea in case you are out of network range and need to communicate in the near range. I liked the concept of putting a spare phone up a tree to increase coverage. Instant repeater!!
not android compatible I was so excited to try the app out. I don't see any other application claim to do what this does. When I tried to make a call, I received a message that android phones have to be rooted to work.
Resilient automated (and simulated) shared folder of files for whole network using app . Ppl complain, u need root. Not for the file share! i installed on all 3 of my devices ten minutes after dloading. I use dropbox for file transfer btween devices. This app saves me about ten clicks each time I want to transfer a file. Also no internet needed 4 that. App can make phone to phone networks. This is the next big tech after cellphone towers I guarantee you.. Clever. Really clever and i cant wait for the next power outage. Never seen anythingblike this before. A+. Also, if your Internet gets wonky, unclick the networks and uncheck the 'active' box, then force quit the app. App needs a shutdown button but... Super impressed.
5 Star to concept, 1 Star to app Destroyed everything related to wifi in all my phones. Even hotspot service is not working now. Something is really going haywire in the app. Needs serious improvement.
* Greatly reduced power drain, especially when no peers are present
* Bluetooth has been added as a usable network transport
* Improved support for more recent versions of Android
* Improved feedback while networks are changing
For a complete list of changes, see https://github.com/servalproject/batphone/blob/master/CURRENT-RELEASE.md