Android version 1.0.1 released

We released version 1.0.1 of our Android edition this afternoon.

This enhanced the scanning capabilities of our Android app in the following ways.

Added hostname to better identify devices

So, now in the Android application you can have a better idea of what device is actually sitting behind the mac address and ip address.  It is not perfect, and does not completely match with our Desktop edition name lookup, but it was a good start.

Added ARP lookup by default to find devices hidden from standard lookup scans

One of the problems with most Android device scanners is that they are unable to actually send raw arp packets to devices and check their response immediately.   Our app has this same problem.  But, what we were able to do is at least look into the arp table after our scans and see if there were devices at least in the last few minutes that are registered there that don’t show through normal scans.

A good example is Windows computer that has the Windows Firewall turned on and is listed as being on a “public” network.  This type of computer or device can’t be seen through a standard ping scan, but it can be found in the arp table.

So, these devices should now also be found through our Android app.

Added Secondary Ping Scan to find additional devices or additional information about a device

Users of our Desktop app should be used to this.  So, instead of just your normal scan, you can optionally add a secondary ping scan to see if it can find any devices missed by our primary scan or can find additional information about a device.  98% of the time, it doesn’t find anything extra and just adds network traffic, but occasionally, it will find something extra.  So we added it to Android as well.

More coming soon!