WhoFi Windows version 5.0 is now generally available

Windows version 5.0.5 was released last week on June 7th, 2019. Version 5.0.5 is the first generally available version of the Windows 5 series. With Windows Agent version 5, WhoFi has made some  major changes from previous versions. Who's It For We changed the focus of the company from security to WiFi Analytics and Presence Analytics in 2015.  However our free Windows version continued to be written about in consumer blogs and tech magazines as it was still useful.  Although we've always…


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Insights Emails

We are excited to announce the new Insights Emails from WhoFi that you, our customer, will start receiving early in June. The Insights Emails are a first step in helping directors or managers get a simple, digestible view of what is happening at their venue, and simple relevant steps to help improve their space. From customer conversations, it became clear that numbers for numbers sake are worthless. You don't want a bunch of numbers. You want to be able to know what's happening quickly and…


5 Ways for Co-Working Spaces to Increase First Time Visitors

Getting first-timers through your door is one of the hardest marketing tasks, especially when on a tight budget. As a co-working space, you are vital to your business community.  It’s important that you promote your space so that new business owners look to you to plant their roots.  Let’s go over a few ways to do that. Promote Spectacular Events Putting together the right events is all about finding the right audience. There are a ton of meetups that draw a crowd of existing and aspiring…


How to Identify What Caused a Spike in New Visitors

A big jump in new users can be great news, but you need to understand who these people are and where they come from. Let’s take an example from our Analytics to look how you can break down a recent influx of visitors and gain valuable insight from it. Here’s a screenshot from our New vs Return Visitor dashboard: You can see that there was a large spike in First Seen users in the latter half of the month. Let’s zoom in and take a closer look at the time-frame where the spike takes place. By…


5 Questions to Ask Yourself when Unique Visitors Drop

Working with statistics is all about asking the right questions. It was Mark Twain that said, “Facts are stubborn things, but statistics are pliable.” It’s human nature to relax when things are improving, and panic when it looks like things are getting worse. Statistics tell a story.  A downswing in visitation numbers begs several questions to ask yourself before coming up with a response. 1. Have the Open Hours or WiFi Hours changed? Open hours have the most significant impact on how many…


How to Attract Repeat WiFi Users

Grace had been the director of her Library for 12 years, but she was facing a problem. Her analytics showed that hundreds of people from the community were using the WiFi, but most of them were only using it one or two times and then not coming back. Something was causing guests to visit one time and then disappear. The community impact of her library was decreasing because of poor visitation. Grace needed a plan of action on how to entice people to continue using the Free WiFi at the library.…


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5 Powerful Ways for Libraries to Increase First Time Visitors

Getting first-timers through your door is one of the hardest marketing tasks, especially on a tight budget. As a free educational center, you are vital to your community. Most libraries focus their time and effort to continue improving the resources they offer to their patrons, and they don’t focus as closely on talking about their successes to the people they serve. Libraries need to show off everything going on at the library. Let’s talk about how to do that. 1.Promote Events Your Library…


3 Ways to Increase WiFi Usage

WiFi is just another point of engagement for the modern business. Managing a physical space means you are now challenged to blend the digital and physical world and create an experience that people remember, and then tell their friends about. Whether you manage a rural library or a 5-star hotel, you are expected to please guests and reach back out to them. Communicating the advantages guests gain by connecting to the WiFi can be difficult. We’ll teach you a few basic strategies to improve…


Name Change

Who's On My WiFi officially changed it's name to WhoFi today. There were several reasons for the name change, but one of the most important is that WhoFi is now more representative of what we actually do. Although we started in wireless security about 6 years ago, we migrated to Visitor Intelligence and Analysis about 4 years ago, and our old name was starting to cause confusion. Our beloved owl logo is staying the same, however, over the next 30 days, you'll see the name WhoFi being used…


Cloud Managed vs Cloud Analytics

When discussing wifi hardware options with customers, sometimes they become confused about whether or not they need a Cloud Managed access point solution to use a cloud based WiFi Analytics access point solution. There are also customers with security concerns about their “local network data being in the cloud” when it comes to WiFi Analytics. So let's start at the beginning. Cloud Managed vs On-Premise Solutions Cloud Managed hardware shouldn’t be confused with a Cloud based WiFi Analytics…