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Presence Publisher

Regularly publish to an MQTT topic
Version: 1.5.3
Added: 18-01-2019
Updated: 13-08-2019

This app regularly publishes to a configurable MQTT topic whenever connected to a given WiFi network. It can be used to integrate the presence of your phone in home automation.

The app uses the built-in Android alarm manager, so notifications are sent even if the phone is in stand-by. In addition to regularly scheduled checks, the app also reacts to changes in the network connection.


  • ACCESS_COARSE_LOCATION: on Android 9+, necessary to retrieve SSID of connected WiFi (you do not need to grant the permission in Android 6.0 - 8.1 for the app to work)
  • ACCESS_NETWORK_STATE: necessary to register network change listener
  • ACCESS_WIFI_STATE: necessary to retrieve SSID of connected WiFi
  • FOREGROUND_SERVICE: on Android 9+, necessary to send notifications
  • INTERNET: only necessary if your MQTT server is not running locally
  • RECEIVE_BOOT_COMPLETED: necessary to start service on start-up
  • WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE: only necessary if you want to export log files in Android 4.0 - 4.3
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