There are many start-ups from Stockholm. I decided to try the Instabridge app, a app that allows the users to join and connect to Wifi communities and hotspots without having to use a password. The app is connected to millions of Wifi spots and is available on both Android and Apple platforms.
The reason that I wanted to try the service provided by Instabridge was because I had not heard about the app before but liked the description when I read about it in a list of different Swedish start-up companies. I thought, why have I not heard about this before.
I went to App Store to download Instabridge. It was interesting because when I was going to download the app I saw that there were not any reviews or ratings shown. Normally that makes me question the app and think it is a bad one since the more used apps always have reviews and ratings visible. It made me think that it can’t be that popular yet. Anyway, I downloaded the app and tried it out.
The Instabridge service was really easy to use and I was surprised that it worked. I am glad someone has come up with this app and that it was so well done. It even had functions that I did not expect or that I would think of. One could click on different Wifi spots for example and then see how far away the hotspot is in minutes of walking. The speed of the Wifi spot is also specified. There was also a way to filter the Wifi spots that are shown on your map by choosing between different options as shown in the picture. Such as choosing only open ones, that are fast and in a restaurant.
As I was so surprised by the quality and the userfriendliness of the app I decided to send them some positive feedback in App Store. The only downside was that one had to go out of the app to “settings” and then manually choose the Wifi found in the Instabridge app. But I will definitely keep this app on my phone and use when traveling outside of Sweden to save some money on my mobile phone bill.