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  • MyWi OnDemand : Hotspots When You Need Them
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    The creators of MyWi have just released a brand new feature for MyWi called MiWi OnDemand. What's this you say? It's an incredibly smarter way to create HotSpots that won't suck your battery dry and won't be active unless it's needed. MyWi On Demand is essential for anyone already using MyWi.

    Having to turn on and off a hotspot gets old quickly when you're doing it all the time, as when you share your iPhone's 3G connection with a WiFi-Only iPad. Instead, MyWi OnDemand connects when you need it, and disconnects when you don't. When you leave your WiFi connection at home and you're using the iPad, the iPad will connect automatically. When you turn your iPad screen off, or go back where you have WiFi, MyWi OnDemand will disconnect. After a simple pairing, everything works automatically!
    You will be required to have a jailbroken iDevice, and a copy of MyWi 4.0. The addon comes with a 3 day trial period and if you'd like to purchase it, it runs for $4.99.

    MyWi On Demand is compatible with 3G/3GS/4 iPhones/iPod Touches (3.1.2+) and iPad (3.2+). You must have purchased of MyWi 4.0 for this add-on.

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    MyWi OnDemand - Connect iPad to iPhone Tethering

    This article was originally published in forum thread: MyWi OnDemand : Hotspots When You Need Them started by nickhesson View original post
    Comments 99 Comments
    1. brandyn baker's Avatar
      brandyn baker -
      Quote Originally Posted by aimetti View Post
      ahah 4.99 for an update that should be free.
      they are out of their minds.

      pdanet works just fine
      Indeed haha don't have to worry about that not ever working...
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      You guys are ridiculous with OnDemand should be free comments. Its an add-on feature and an add-on purchase. The dev does not require you to buy the additional feature. There are plenty of people that do not have an iPad and do not require such a feature. The people that do have an iPad should be happy to pay $5 for an awesome add-on to an already amazing app.

      Would you all prefer that the dev just sticks strictly to maintaining mode for the app or constant feature enhancement?
    1. CZroe's Avatar
      CZroe -
      Quote Originally Posted by Channan View Post
      No it's not. Apple's hotspot feature uses WiFi for tethering. MyWi on demand uses Bluetooth, and your iPad only connects when it doesn't have WiFi around. It uses less power than WiFi tethering.

      That said, I can't believe they're charging an additional $5 for this feature. Is $20 not enough for you guys? That's the most I've ever spent on an app. Yeah I could crack it, but if I want to do things the right way, $5 is too much for MyWi on demand.

      Thanks, but no thanks. I'll stick to WiFi tethering.
      What do you think the "Wi" part of "MyWi" comes from? Apple's current tethering implementation offers BT and USB tethering. MyWi enables it unofficially AND allows you to share it over WiFi. Apple's WiFi hotspot support isn't released yet. MyWi is the way we have done it with current and past devices. Well, it's one way: I used PdaNet back in 2008, for example. Basically, it was announced that Apple's WiFi hotspot functionality would smartly turn off when nothing was connected and then all of a sudden MyWi is charging $5 for the same thing. It seems that you didn't know: It already supported WiFi hotspot tethering without the additional $5.
    1. Pedro2NR's Avatar
      Pedro2NR -
      Im happy to support the Devs and pay $5, if it works properly and all the time.
    1. CZroe's Avatar
      CZroe -
      Quote Originally Posted by StealthBravo View Post
      You guys are ridiculous with OnDemand should be free comments. Its an add-on feature and an add-on purchase. The dev does not require you to buy the additional feature. There are plenty of people that do not have an iPad and do not require such a feature. The people that do have an iPad should be happy to pay $5 for an awesome add-on to an already amazing app.

      Would you all prefer that the dev just sticks strictly to maintaining mode for the app or constant feature enhancement?
      Not when it's coming to 4.3 from Apple. If MyWi works and enables tethering on 4.3, the feature should not be needed at all, much less, paid for.
    1. steve-z17's Avatar
      steve-z17 -
      This should be an upgrade for those who already have MyWi.
    1. mahatmt's Avatar
      mahatmt -
      Quote Originally Posted by steve-z17 View Post
      This should be an upgrade for those who already have MyWi.
      It's a new feature just like you would add new wheels to a car. You aren't going to get them free, not without stealing them. I suppose some people would bootleg this new feature if they could. Or perhaps one might develop their own hotspot module.
    1. tigermad's Avatar
      tigermad -
      I can't get on demand working. On both the iPad and iPhone it says handshaking all the time when trying to connect
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      Quote Originally Posted by CZroe View Post
      Not when it's coming to 4.3 from Apple. If MyWi works and enables tethering on 4.3, the feature should not be needed at all, much less, paid for.
      Sure well you go ahead and pay the extra data costs for Apple's implementation. Apple's version also does not do on demand.
    1. bigboyz's Avatar
      bigboyz -
      I agree that the add on should be FREE! No worries as the 4.3 update comes, we are supposed to get a wifi hotspot application anyway. Hopefully it will be free or significantly cheaper...time will tell.
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      Quote Originally Posted by bigboyz View Post
      I agree that the add on should be FREE! No worries as the 4.3 update comes, we are supposed to get a wifi hotspot application anyway. Hopefully it will be free or significantly cheaper...time will tell.
      You are hoping that an official hotspot from Apple and AT&T will be free or significantly cheaper than MyWi?

    1. bigboyz's Avatar
      bigboyz -
      Only time will tell! Besides Apple has copied many of the hacked apps...although most are inferior in my book, Apple still needs to find a way to BEAT hacked apps. Im thinking if Apple can't OUTLAW hacking in general, why not make the apps significantly less expensive...just a thought. Besides who died and made you THE CRITIC...oh yeah NO ONE hahahaha!
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      No but I am a realist and I know that they will not give away tethering
    1. cranie's Avatar
      cranie -
      Anytime they've had an update there's been a charge. I've already paid for the "new" version twice. I'm not about to pay AGAIN for an "add-on" as well. Sorry guys but THIS is the reason cracked apps are so popular
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      Quote Originally Posted by cranie View Post
      Anytime they've had an update there's been a charge. I've already paid for the "new" version twice. I'm not about to pay AGAIN for an "add-on" as well. Sorry guys but THIS is the reason cracked apps are so popular
      Crack apps are popular because of the younger generation's sense of entitlement.

      You do not have to pay for the add-on. Just use regular MyWi
    1. GrandMstrBud's Avatar
      GrandMstrBud -
      Quote Originally Posted by cranie View Post
      Anytime they've had an update there's been a charge. I've already paid for the "new" version twice. I'm not about to pay AGAIN for an "add-on" as well. Sorry guys but THIS is the reason cracked apps are so popular
      I agree, they pretty much forced us to update and pay again when iOS 4 came out and I'm willing to bet when iOS 5 comes out everyone will be paying another 10 to 20 for the "upgrade". I guess we could have stayed on 3.x but what about those of us who got a replacement and it came with 4.x and were forced to upgrade?
    1. nastruck's Avatar
      nastruck -
      There seems to be some confusion in this thread about this release. There were really 2 things released here not 1.

      1. MyWi 4.0 Major Upgrade:
      - All New UI
      - Bluetooth Tethering (released in Jan) for use with Laptop
      - WiFi Auto Shutoff
      - Numerous fixes and improvements such as Tone on Connect, Listing Device/Laptop name in Active connections etc...

      The cost for these is $0 there is not an upgrade fee.

      2. Entirely new functionalitly in addition to WiFi Tether, Bluetooth Tether and USB Tether = MyWi On Demand
      - MyWi On Demand is for iDevice to iDevice tethering over bluetooth (this will not be provided in 4.3).
      - Once this feature is setup as long as your iPhone is in Bluetooth Range of the other iDevice (likely iPad or iPod Touch) those devices are now able to use 3G at anytime with out any steps. you just unlock your iPad launch Safari, Open Mail or whatever and the data connection is established.
      - This is a unique feature set not offered by any other product including iOS 4.3, tetherme, PDANet etc... It cost $5 to get this. ($25 if you don't already have MyWi). If you have a WiFi only iPad you now own a WiFi+3G iPad for $5 = Pretty good deal.

      If you don't want On Demand then MyWi 4.0 is still a good app with tons of features old and new.

      MyWi has been available for about 20 months. If you bought it on day 1 or anywhere along the way and then purchased the 4.0 update and now choose to buy On Demand you have spend $25 total. They has not been a charge for every update, there has been a charge for one update, 4.0 and now a charge for a new tethering method, On Demand. There have been 100's of updates and improvements through out that time.

      I am not sure why people think they are entitled to getting others hard work for free. If it is so easy to make it, then do it yourself.

      Oh and before I start getting comments like "Do you work for Intelliborn or something?". The answer is I know the developer and how much work it takes to write and provide support for this and their other applications. It drives me nuts to know that they just spent months writing this and then you guys rip them apart because they want a measly 5 bucks to use it.

      Ok I am climbing down off my high horse now and moving on with my day.... Thanks for listening.
    1. PaintTheSkyGrey's Avatar
      PaintTheSkyGrey -
      At first, I was shocked that they were charging $5 for this additional feature on top of the $20 I already paid, but then I thought about it... They've saved me a crapload of money over the past year, and they're asking less than the price of a value meal at your favorite fast food joint.

      I think I'll go ahead and purchase it.
    1. Captinsmooth's Avatar
      Captinsmooth -
      Quote Originally Posted by psuskeels View Post
      Mes: It's not activated until you download a trial (in-app) - and it made more sense to have it integrated.

      Re: Support - we respond to hundreds of emails a day actually - so I'm not sure why you haven't gotten a response (check your email filters and add [email protected]).

      Enjoy!
      I just added you to my contacts and then did a search for a response in my spam filter. Nothing is there..... Regardless it is fixed now. I don't want to seem like I am bashing you because I do love the app and have no issue with the cost, even if you are adding to the price here or there it is still cheaper than paying at&t every month.

      With that being said if you are going to charge the price you do then your support needs to be consistent.
    1. amg212's Avatar
      amg212 -
      On demand isn't $5 - it's actually $10 or more depending on how many devices you have!

      While the base app is $20 and can be loaded to multiple devices associated with the same cydia account the on demand feature clearly states that licenses ($5) are PER DEVICE. In order to use on demand you need at least 2 devices.

      Or am I missing something?