Not fully functional without root Nice idea, maybe, but you can't get an ad hoc WiFi mesh network unless you have root access, and this app requires extensive permissions to work.
Excellent idea This is a great idea, and my phone is rooted so it works. Problem is finding others that are willing or able to root their phones. Wish creating an adhoc network didn't require this. Using a wifi router works, but using hotspot network sorta does although sometimes one caller can't hear the other.
Root required, yes, fix Get a cheap android phone that can be rooted, (check online first) use it as your Serval Mesh node allowing full use. Connect your expensive device if required. Share this with friends & family, workmates, church, PTA. ect. The more that have it and use this the better the community. Great app, thanks, keep up the good work.
Can't do ad hoc mesh connections without Root, not going to risk rooting and bricking my phone.
Serval mesh WiFi comms. Only thing is you can't turn it off! Uninstall the only way!
Great app for simple communication services The app has changed a lot and really impressed me with how well it functions in offline mode as a private phone network. I'mo sure that more improvements will happen.
* 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