OpenCellClient is a free software to collect data to OpenCellID project using your Windows Mobile device with built in GPS receiver.
The OpenCellID project wants to create a complete database of CellID worldwide, with their locations. How it works: making a query with cell tower information the service will answer with its coordinate. But, the tower must be added with its coordinates. At this point OpenCellClient can help.
You will let this application turned on while you are walking or driving. The device will identify all cell towers and their coordinates. There are no need to be connect to the internet all the time, spending with data transfer. You can send the collected data later, when you are in home or using some public WiFi spot for example.
There is another crucial application will have benefit of the results of this service: RemoteTracker. This is an Antitheft software and you can use it to track your device when it was lost or stolen. It works catching a formatted SMS sent from any phone, MSN, AIM or web sites and then send useful information back. These information can have GPS coordinates, list os contacts, owner information and more. RemoteTracker also uses the OpenCellID database when your device can't connect to GPS or if your device does not have a built in GPS receiver.
After OpenCellClient starts you can begin use it immediately. There are no big configurations. Just click the Actions/Start option.
The application will turn your GPS receiver on and will start to search for tower codes. The application will search after regular intervals. You can modify this option using Action/Set interval option. Please choose one of the following options: 1, 5, 10, 30 ou 60 seconds. 5 seconds is default.
The OpenCellID.org service ask for a key for each user. This key is used by the users to send information. OpenCellClient has an internal key, but you can register another one for you clicking here. Take a note and don't lose the key. You must type (or paste) this key using the option Actions/Set OpenCellId Key/Use Your Own Key. Using your own key you will be able to list and delete the towers you sent to the service.
What information OpenCellClient receive from cell towers?
- CellID: Cell Tower Code (identification);
- LAC: Local Area Code;
- MNC: Mobile Network Code;
- MCC: Mobile Coutry Code.
After get these data you can turn the application off without lose information, because they are stored in file system.
Using your preferred internet connection you can send the collected data to OpenCellId.org using the Actions/Send data to OpenCellID option.
· Windows Mobile 5/6
· .NET Compact Framework 3.5
What's New in This Release: [ read full changelog ]
· This version supports devices without touchscreen.