In the UK there are over 18,000 ‘The Cloud’ Wi-Fi hotspots that users can join to get free or low-cost Wi-Fi to their devices while out and about. Now ‘The Cloud’ owner BSkyB has updated its WiFi FastConnect Hotspot Locator app to make logging into the cloud network easier than ever from your iPhone.
Instead of having to manually join a Cloud Wi-Fi hotspot and enter your username and password, now the app allows an iPhone user to install a provisioning profile on their iPhone. Once this provisioning profile is installed, any time a user joins a Cloud network they are automatically be logged in. The provisioning profile allows this by registering up to two of your devices to each Cloud login username.
The Cloud isn’t the first wireless hotspot provider in the UK to enable provisioning profile functionality. Earlier this year BT updated its BT Wi-Fi app to offer the same functionality. As anyone who is on the go knows, when you want to log into a Wi-Fi hotspot, you want to login now — fumbling with entering usernames and passwords on the iPhone’s small screen has always been a pain. But now with The Cloud joining BT Wi-Fi in adding provisioning profiles to iPhones, the login process just got a whole lot simpler and faster.
The Cloud’s WiFi FastConnect Hotspot Locator is a free download.
Logging in to ‘The Cloud’ Wi-Fi networks in the UK just got a lot easier originally appeared on TUAW – The Unofficial Apple Weblog on Thu, 04 Jul 2013 13:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.