Norwood Systems (ASX: NOR) has debuted its World Wi-Fi app in the Apple iOS app store, enabling users to easily discover and securely access public Wi-Fi networks around the world.
World Wi-Fi enables users to connect to millions of Wi-Fi access points, with an intuitive interface that gives users information on distance and signal quality of the Wi-Fi network.
Using the app, users can connect to the Wi-Fi securely with a VPN and encryption.
World Wi-Fi has been designed to work with Norwood’s World Secure product which was released a week ago with both products ensuring users have secure access to public Wi-Fi networks.
World Secure is the company’s cyber-security VPN app, which the company claims plugs the security hole in accessing insecure public Wi-Fi networks which can otherwise harness personal and sensitive data.
“World Wi-Fi marks a key milestone for the company where all our targeted core apps – World Phone, World Message, World Secure and now World Wi-Fi – are on one app store for the first time,” Norwood chief executive officer and founder Paul Ostergaard said.
“Each app delivers amazing quality and diverse functionality,” he said.
According to Mr Ostergaard, World Wi-Fi offers a number of “firsts” for the market including a high-quality map of public Wi-Fi networks.
“It is the first app to use augmented reality to help users visualise where their Wi-Fi connections are, making the job of connecting to an invisible Wi-Fi resource far more intuitive,” he said.
“And, finally, it is the first Wi-Fi app that automatically protects the users’ privacy and data through an on-demand VPN every time the user connects,” he added.
Norwood is also investigating bundling its World Wi-Fi and World Phone apps into rewards packages for its customers.
World Phone 3.0 was launched in Apple’s iOS store at the beginning of December. The app offers high quality voice calling using enterprise-grade encryption, voice compression and decompression features.
World Wi-Fi and World Secure are due for release in the Android store in the near future.
By mid-afternoon trade, Norwood’s stock price had dipped 4.55% to A$0.021.