iPhone MiFi App Needs Still Needs Some Work
Well, I was pretty excited this morning when I discovered the existence of the MiFi app for the iPhone that lets you monitor your MiFi card’s operations. I finally got a chance to check it out this afternoon, and it looks like we might be waiting for the next version according to my testing and also according to Gavin Miller who made some comments on the earlier post. Gavin says he tried it out on a stock GSM version from Novatel. I’m running it on Sprint’s version which I do believe is CDMA. I’m seeing similar results as Gavin reported as you can see in the picture. The picture doesn’t capture the fact that the images flicker and jump around.
There was a recent firmware update for the MiFi cards that I haven’t applied yet, so maybe that might help things out. Otherwise, I hope this is something that the developers can work out soon. Looks like it could be a very useful utility.
10/23/2009 at 5:13 pm
I got all excited about this app and installed it before reading your update. It’s funky to say the least. I think it’ll be useful as an external battery gauge if/when it’s functioning properly.
10/23/2009 at 5:56 pm
Yep…exact same experience here. I was hoping for the screenshot the JKOTR boys were showing. This will be a great util once they get it working. At least we didnt have to blow a hard earned $0.99 on it!
11/10/2009 at 11:58 am
I’m the author of the Mi-Fi app. You should try the new 1.1 version of the Mi-Fi app it should fix all the problems you mention. When I first wrote it I had only the Verizon card, but many people contacted me and send me the info I needed to make it work on Sprint, Verizon first gen and second gen, and on the GSM version of the MiFi. If it doesn’t work for you contact me at d[at]n-so.com.
11/10/2009 at 12:43 pm
Works great now! Thanks for the update!