Instabridge is for sure one of Stockholm’s hottest startups – they’ve been featured in Economist, the Guardian and Wired UK and also won a coveted “Best International Startup” prize at the LAUNCH festival in San Francisco. If you’ve been living under a rock for the past year, Instabridge is a mobile application that allows users to find and share wi-fi networks in order to save battery life, reduce mobile-data usage and thus money.
Today they’ve announced that they are offering over 300 wi-fi hotspots in the surrounding areas of Amsterdam – which means that residents and tourists alike can have constant access to free and stable wi-fi.
It’s going to be extremely interesting to watch Instabridge over the next few months – as they start to strike these strategic deals in cities all across the world – most likely partnering up with Telco companies looking to reduce the strain on the networks, but of course to lock customers in to their hotspots too.
Niklas Agevik, CEO of Instabridge commented:
Wi-Fi is available almost everywhere today, but the hassle of using it limits its real world usage. With Instabridge, users will find themselves using Wi-Fi in new situations, lowering their mobile data usage, increasing battery life, and saving money
Editors note: This post got a lot of attention over at Reddit, so head over there to read more discussions.