Instabridge Makes Entering Wi-Fi Passwords a Thing of the Past
SAN FRANCISCO, March 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
The Swedish startup Instabridge aims to simplify access to the 500 million Wi-Fi hotspots in offices and homes. Today they are launching their Android application globally at the LAUNCH Festival in San Francisco.
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Instabridge is building the world's largest Wi-Fi network based on the social graph. The young company was awarded Best Nordic Startup at The Europas Awards in Berlin earlier this year. Instabridge also won both the judges' and the audience award at Internet Discovery Day in Stockholm, and was selected as a top 50 startup at Pioneers Festival in Vienna.
After a beta trial in the Nordics & Baltics, where it grew with thousands of hotspots in only a few weeks, Instabridge today launches globally at the LAUNCH Festival in San Francisco.
Instabridge's app lets users grant friends, family and colleagues access to their Wi-Fi network through their Facebook account or address book, eliminating the need to use and remember passwords. Instabridge users can request access to any network shared by a friend, or a friend of a friend, making thousands of trusted hotspots available.
Instabridge also supports Wi-Fi through the use of "Instabridge Community". Users join Instabridge Community by sharing a network with all other Instabridge users. Upon doing so, they get access to all other networks being shared by Instabridge Community users.
Niklas Agevik, CEO of Instabridge, comments: "Wi-Fi is available almost everywhere today, but the difficulty of using it limits the real world usage. We simplify access to Wi-Fi networks by building a network based on trust. Users will find themselves using Wi-Fi in new situations, lowering their mobile data usage, increasing battery life and increasing data rates."
The Instabridge app and platform radically simplifies access to Wi-Fi, by allowing consumers to grant and request access at the click of a button instead of dealing with the hassle of passwords.
Instabridge has been in private beta since November 2012 in the Nordics & Baltics. It was awarded Best Nordic Startup at The Europas in Berlin, best startup at Internet Discovery Day in Stockholm and named a Top 50 startup at Pioneers Festival in Vienna.
Instabridge is a six person company based in Stockholm, Sweden and NYC, United States, founded in April 2012.
Niklas Agevik, CEO. Phone: +46-727-290-292, email: firstname.lastname@example.org