Google Pie and Wifi Wardriving

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Postby arkasha » Tue Aug 07, 2018 9:38 pm

Google has throttled scan initiation in Android P - 4 scans/2 minute maximum. Feel free to "star" the issue to help raise awareness within Google. https://issuetracker.google.com/issues/79906367

Rest assured that WiGLE is going to keep working on this one, but it's certainly going to pose problems. This could be pretty disastrous for the networking, security, indoor positioning, and wardriving communities. The API documentation now states that Google plans to remove the startScan() call completely in future releases.

Postby bobzilla » Tue Aug 07, 2018 9:44 pm

This is getting ridiculous, allow the user to decide battery life trade-offs, instead of forcing things to fail. And don't go the route of Apple, removing the ability altogether, making the platform useless for whole categories of applications for regular folks who aren't rooting/jailbreaking.
-bobzilla - WiGLE.net just a little bit
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Postby thwiggle » Sat Aug 11, 2018 4:59 pm

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Google has throttled scan initiation in Android P - 4 scans/2 minute maximum. Feel free to "star" the issue to help raise awareness within Google. [url]https://issuetracker.google.com/issues/79906367[/url]
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This is really bad news but I'll do everything that is necessary to keep Wigle running smoothly on my phone, even rooting / installing a custom ROM when necessary when Android Pie arrives on my (futute) phone.

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