Banned Wi-Fi Stumbler iPhone App WiFiFoFum Released On Cydia For Free

WiFiFoFum releases on Cydia

Once again, the App Store's loss has turned out to be Cydia's gain. A week after Cupertino removed Wi-Fi stumbler applications like WiFiFoFum, WiFi-Where and yFy Network Finder from the App Store, Aspecto Software, the developer of the WiFiFoFum application has announced that the company is releasing its popular WiFi stumbling application for free on Cydia Store.

WiFiFoFum is among the earliest Wi-Fi Stumbler iPhone apps to release on the App Store and offers a very easy way to scan the neighborhood for 802.11 wi-Fi networks and provides information like the SSID, MAC, RSSI (signal strength), channel, AP mode, security mode and transmission rate about the networks it detects. WiFiFoFum was available for $2.99 at the App Store and has been downloaded several thousand times since it first launched. It is available on Cydia Store for free. However, their website continues to say that their iPhone app is available on the App Store. 

Aspecto Software is not the only developer to have taken this decision to move their app underground. Infomind, the developer of yFy Network Finder, another popular Wi-Fi stumbling iPhone application has revealed that the company shall be releasing their app for jailbroken iPhone users on Cydia soon.

This move by the developers seems to indicate that they were probably using private APIs, which is not allowed by Apple as we had speculated in our earlier post and realized that they had no other option but to release it on Cydia.

What do you think about developers move to release the iPhone app on Cydia for free? 

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  • TimW

    Lovely to see Apple reaping their cut then booting them! Not!!
    Jobs must wake up in the morning and say to himself " think I'll piss off {fill in blank} developers today"
    or does Jobs have secret targets?? "Hmmm, those wifi app devs haven't paid for my Aston Martin yet, I'll teach em"
    Many months does it take to find out API status then??

  • iphonejeff

    It doesn't work? installed on 3.1.2 and no networks appear even after reboot. I get the search circle but nothing :(

  • anonym

    Works fine for me

  • FreedomLover

    Viva la Cydia Revolution! I welcome Job's next further limitation to the App Store, it will only drive more people to FREEDOM!

  • TimW

    I salute your comments

  • iphonejeff

    Yah odd.. tried removing and re-installing , nothing. time for a restore to clean up some things….

  • unreal

    Think Stupid.

  • blogsphem

    doesn't work on mine either

  • Trapp

    Smee again, goan hack 3.1.3 3gs! xD xD xD

  • Maryland

    It works on mine

  • moz

    Older (iTunes release) version of WifiFoFum works on my 3G 3.1.2 the new Cydia version doesn't (no wifi network shows up).

  • http://video.shashilx.com sHAsHiLx

    Anyone can tell me why this app not work for me? It don't want to search anything. I see searching circle, waiting few minutes and it still not found any wireless network (of course many networks available near, my laptop and desktop connected to one of them).
    I've tried with iphone joined to wireless network and with not joined to wireless network. Result the same – app don't see any wireless network. What I'm doing wrong??

  • Knightz4u

    Apple is filled with screw-ups for their customers, i paid 2.99 for this app and now its not working as a ligit siftware, i have install it as a hack!! anybody knows if Apple will refund my 2.99?

  • Carus

    this is Ridiculous, i bought this app and others like it, it was awesome, sooo helpful with work, i though, jeeze there is actually some usefull apps, but WTF they canned it,

    the only way to get decent functionality is to jailbreak.

    way to ruin it apple…

  • Dusty

    I recovered this app from a backup that was made before it was banned. I saved it to a file on my desktop then reloaded it onto my ipod touch again. works just fine. If you want it e-mail me and I'll send you the file.

    • Tsukiyo

      Hey, I would love it if you could send that app to me as well, Dusty. :) If it isn’t a bother! Here’s my email: xx_silentkunoichi_xx@yahoo.com

      ~Tsukiyo

      • Dj

        Please send it to me “)

    • Raven

      WiFiFoFum I would really like to find this file… could you send it to me?

    • meme

      can you send me that file??

    • WestCoast

      Any chance of getting the WiFiFoFum file?

      I -really- miss it.

    • ToDusty

      Still got the file?

    • Jeff

      My friend got the APP before Apple banned it, and he’s been using it ever since, with every update, even now on his iPhone 4 with latest OS.

      But I don’t think just having the APP will allow it to be loaded on an iPhone with a different account name.

      Does it work on other phones, aside from the “registered user” phone?

      • Mike

        I’ve been using WiFiFoFum since I first got my iPod 2g and have found the app very useful. I knew Apple had outlawed it, but was able to port it to my iPhone 4 and use it through numerous iOS updates, only to find that iOS 5 has finally killed it. Way to go Apple…they’re my iPhone 4, iPad 2 and iPod not yours and I WILL USE THEM HOW I WANT, NOT HOW YOU DICTATE!!!!

    • wrc

      hi

      if you can email me the app that would be great

      wchristian @ gmail dot com

    • J

      i would like to try my luck with it

    • http://commercialaudio.com Cole

      Please email me the WFFF app. I used it every day in my work. What a drag to have lost it!

    • Mike

      Me to please

  • john

    Typing this on my new galaxy android phone
    very nice and no apple bs i have to put up with like on my iphone4
    Which is a battery eating application waste land
    having to use brain dead itune backup app is very poor
    john

  • dtorr@telus.net

    could you email me that app?? Would be much appreciated.

    Thanks,

    Darryl

  • http://DDRobert.blogspot.com Robert

    I heard this app can be used to fix "iPhone not finding WiFi problem" but from the sounds of all your replies it sounds like the free version's a bucket of shit

  • Karim

    Can you please email me that file too. I can’t find any decent wifi signal app and it is so handy for my work.

    Thanks …;)

  • deepa

    Does it have anything for iOS 5?
    Seems it does not work for iOS 5 Beta 5 version….
    How do I get it worked for iOS 5?

  • kto

    does not work with ios 4.3+ (does not log any data)
    worked fine with 4.2.1.

    the latest version in cydia is 2.1.4

  • Mike

    I’ve been using WiFiFoFum since I first got my iPod 2g and have found the app very useful. I knew Apple had outlawed it, but was able to port it to my iPhone 4 and use it through numerous iOS updates, only to find that iOS 5 has finally killed it. Way to go Apple…they’re my iPhone 4, iPad 2 and iPod not yours and I WILL USE THEM HOW I WANT, NOT HOW YOU DICTATE!!!! I want the money spent on this App (and others you’ve now banned).

  • mark

    So I’ve been waiting to jailbreak being that the only thing I wanted was tethering.
    but now I guess I have to jailbreak to get my $2.99+ back.
    I’m only left to wonder what other apps this has happened to and just not realized yet.
    Sincerely Mark soon to be jailbroken iPad and iPhone 3GS…….and if I get one 4GS.

  • http://cobases.com David

    Hate that this app is not yet available for iPhone 4S as there is no jailbreak for it, but would love to use this tool again

  • Justin

    I love this app running on tethered ios 6, it has helped alot with wifi issues. pissed at apple for releasing such a buggy os in the first place

  • faceci

    if it had worked, I would necessarily tell something about wififofum.:(

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