SiFi

Airbnb for your Wi-fi connection

#5 Product of the DayNovember 26, 2017

SiFi is an iOS app that lets you get paid for renting out your Wi-fi connection.

Reviews

  • DanielFull Stack Idiot
    Pros: 

    Good idea in theory.

    Cons: 

    The design scares the shit out of me. It looks like a Russian scam. There is zero chance I’d give privileged access to my network to it

    This looks really unprofessional something I’d expect from a backend dev who has no business designing frontend. Or a shady hacker who has put in zero effort to get inside your network

    Daniel has never used this product.
  • Martin MazanecCEO, FitifyApps.com
    Pros: 

    I can imagine using it :)

    Cons: 

    Old fashion design.

    The idea itself is not very futuristic, as the cellular data are getting cheaper and cheaper.

    Maybe I'm just not the target group.

    Martin Mazanec has never used this product.

Discussion

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Very odd design, seems like it was created to fit iOS 6, before Apple changed their system to a flat and minimalistic design. The only issue I have with this idea is it invites people to connect to insecure public WiFi. If I wanted to get peoples personal data, set up a public hotspot using a wifi pineapple, call it "Guest Wifi" and log it into this app. Simple honeypot for hackers to log all of your internet activity including card details, passwords, personal conversations.
Saif Al Falah@saifalfalah · JavaScript Developer
The idea is great. The website and video looks to be from 2011-2012.
Tam Ayers@tamayers · Digital Strategist, Founder @ pynpoynt
What happens if someone does something legal on your network? Government comes after you as you are the one registered with your ISP
Sebastián León@sebfeed · Builder. Dreamer. Founder @ DataFace 💥
@tamayers this may improve your defense. Now harder to prove that you are responsible for things done on your network
Nino@ninoskopac · Web developer
@tamayers I don't see how doing something *legal* could get you into trouble
Simon Bromberg@shimmb · CTO @DashMD , sbromberg.com
Daniel Baldwin???
Alfred BeckmanHiring@salmiak · Senior Product Designer at Instabridge
Similar to Instabridge.com (disclaimer, I work for Instabridge). Do you have any areas where you have a good coverage? My best tip is to focus on a limited geographic area and make that a good example of the service. One of the biggest challenges you will face is to get good enough coverage for the app to be useful. Expect high churn in non-covered areas. People are nagging about the design - and it makes sense. Asking people to store passwords is a credibility challenge. And credibility is built in part with solid, truthful good design. This is even more important when working with WiFi as WiFi-hacking is a topic that is in the media from time to time. Good luck - I'm really looking forward to some inspirational competition :)