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Airfy looks to develop ad-funded smart WiFi hotspot

Airfy is a project that will provide free WiFi access to internet users in return for watching adverts. 

The wireless router will allow shop, restaurants and offices to give visitors and customers free internet access for watching a 10-second commercial.

The Germany company said that the router will do away with problems that plague public WiFi networks, such as complicated log-in processes, unsecure connections and high costs. 

Airfy could take the tedium out of public WiFi logins while keeping everyone safe

Read Recombu Digital’s guide to AirfyUsers get a unique security password to access the router that can be used to connect with all other Airfy hotspots. Data passing between devices and the router are encrypted using WPA2. Airfy said that this would mean that as the data is encrypted, it would assume liability for the actions of users and not the Wi-Fi operator. 

Public WiFi providers are legally required to collect login data from their users, so requiring people to log in every time in an essential, if tedious, process. 

As for the Airfy routers themselves, they’ll be WiFi AC compliant and will work with apps, allowing operators of the router to accept payments from users with phones. The WiFi service takes care of the money transfer in the background. 

The company is now looking to develop the product further via the crowdfunding platform Indiegogo

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