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April 25, 2017

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18 MILLION PEOPLE IP SCANNING AND COUNTING…

Recently our free IP scanner hit an incredible 18 million downloads!

This surge in people scanning their networks shows a growing desire to know exactly what is using their Internet. And it’s no surprise homeowners want to understand their networks better – the amount of smart devices entering our homes is it rapidly rising.

With all these smart devices coming into our homes our networks have become like a house party that’s got out of control – we no longer know who or what is in our virtual home and whether these unknown elements pose a threat to our security.

Using the Fing IP scanning app to see what is using your Internet is the first step in gaining control over your network again.

SO HOW HAVE WE IMPROVED OUR ALREADY AWESOME IP SCANNER?

Our users loved Fing’s amazing IP scanning tools so we have grown the amount of details that the App provides to include more protocols and better detail on each device and on the network.

Although the free Fing account allows you to create a digital inventory of the devices on your network, the presentation of the networks on the app needed to be clearer and more logical.

Adopting the UX patterns called “Progressive Disclosure”, Fing is now displaying by default the most relevant aspects of a device and network status, giving you the ability to expand to see more details and access additional settings.

To give our users clearer visibility over their IP scans we have made some significant updates to the interface:

  • Card views for network, devices and tools give a better-organized overview of your data.
  • Cards can be expanded to show more details
  • Actions are all grouped together, with a standard 3-vertical-dots marker to expand for more actions when available
  • Network settings are now available directly in the network details
  • An additional marker shows the Access Point the scanning device was connected to during the network discovery.

The Android app‘s night mode colors have also been reviewed and aligned to Android standard colors

Photo of screenshots from the Fing IP scanner app showing the new updates to the interface

IS THIS UPDATE AVAILABLE ON BOTH THE ANDROID AND IOS APPS?

Although the update is currently only available on Android, don’t worry Apple IP scanners we haven’t forgotten you – this update will also be available on iOS within the next month, so watch this space!

 

FROM FING’S IP SCANNING TO FINGBOX’S NETWORK SECURITY TOOLS

All these improvements on the app’s interface are also a part of our work towards the release of our new network security and Wi-Fi troubleshooting toolkit, Fingbox.

Fingbox is a hardware device that allows homeowners to use Fing’s IP scanning tools remotely. With Fingbox you can scan who is on your home network from anywhere in the world, even from the comfort of your holiday poolside lounger!

But Fingbox’s capabilities don’t stop there. The hardware unlocks loads of security features on your app, including the ability to block unknown devices from accessing your network.

If your network is like an out-of-control house party, Fingbox is the bouncer you can bring in to monitor the guest list, and remove unwanted intruders.

We are very proud of the features so far on Fingbox, but what is the use of amazing network security and troubleshooting features if they are difficult to use?

This is why our enhancements to the interface of the app are so vital to the production of Fingbox. We want all homeowners to have access to easy-to-use security and troubleshooting tools for their network, and an interface that allows them to understand their network better.

 

A person using Fingbox with the Fing app to ip scan their network

 

ABOUT FING

Founded in 2009, Fing develops IoT technology for network scanning, network security, device identification and WiFi troubleshooting. It’s Fing app is the most downloaded free network scanner app for iOS and Android which has shown impressive Internet of Things growth metrics including more than 15 million downloads and discovery of over 3 billion connected devices.  Fingbox, it’s affordable home network security toolkit brings homes simple network security and troubleshooting features at an affordable price point. For professionals the Fing team also produces an advanced remote network monitoring and tech support system which is used by IT professionals and Integration Companies in over 90+ countries.

Author: Ava

Content Marketing Manager at Fing

Ava
Ava

Content Marketing Manager at Fing