eduroam (education roaming) is a worldwide network of secure network access for students and other members of the academic community, which allows members of participating institutions to gain internet connectivity when visiting other institutions.
The eduroam Companion app provides users with the locations eduroam-enabled institutions worldwide, allowing them to locate the nearest source of secure internet access.
When the app opens, users can see the locations of sites close to them either on a map, or in a list form with the distance to each site noted. Users can also search for a specific location, and get a a map view or list of institutions close to the location searched for, either by postal/zip code, town, or any other method supported by the maps API.
Information about each point on the map can be found, including an approximate street address (where available) the name of the institution powering it.
It can also supply directions to allow users to find the fastest route to an enabled institution.
The eduroam Companion app allows users to tag their current location as having eduroam access, allowing the database powering the app to be improved with more accurate information about the location of enabled institutions.
This update provides a new look for the app consistent across all platforms, and a new backend database.
This allows data to be shared between all supported platforms, providing more reliable data for everyone.
Ratings and Reviews
Good but limited
Nice little app but the 'tag' function (which I guess was to allow users to identify locations not in the official list) doesn't work. I spent today connected to eduroam in one of the hospital buildings were our eduroam signal is present but failed to tag every time.
Other then nice it does what you'd expect and shows locations where you can connect.
Find your nearest eduroam coverage
Find eduroam anywhere in Europe. Only useful for members of organisations that participate in the eduroam federation.
Works well. Just the thing for Christmas!
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.