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Presence Publisher

Regularly publish to an MQTT topic
Version: 2.2.9
Added: 18-01-2019
Updated: 26-03-2021
This free open-source app regularly publishes to a configurable MQTT topic whenever
connected to a given Wi-Fi network or in proximity to a Bluetooth beacon.
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.

The MQTT client supports anonymous and username / password authentication
as well as client certificate authentication. For more details on how to
configure certificate-based authentication, please have a look at

If you want to know more about how this app processes your location data,
please have a look at the privacy policy at


• ACCESS_BACKGROUND_LOCATION: on Android 10+, necessary to retrieve SSID of connected Wi-Fi while running in background
• ACCESS_FINE_LOCATION: necessary to discover beacons; on Android 9+, necessary to retrieve SSID of connected Wi-Fi
• ACCESS_NETWORK_STATE: necessary to register network change listener
• ACCESS_WIFI_STATE: necessary to retrieve SSID of connected Wi-Fi
• BLUETOOTH: necessary to communicate with beacons
• BLUETOOTH_ADMIN: necessary to discover beacons
• INTERNET: only necessary if your MQTT server is not running locally
• RECEIVE_BOOT_COMPLETED: necessary to start service on start-up
• REQUEST_IGNORE_BATTERY_OPTIMIZATIONS: on Android 6+, necessary to request disabling battery optimization
• WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE: only necessary if you want to export log files in Android 4.0 - 4.3

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