PSA: CloudFlare Virtual Private Network (VPN) App for Mobile
Published on Apr 2, 2019 ⸱ 2 min read ⸱ 17 views
VPN's are tough to understand let alone implement on desktop and do not even think about mobile. We can't expect non-technical users to know the basics of a VPN, when VPN's are tough even for most developers. But that has changed with CloudFlare's latest product announcement. Aside from the product announcement being incredibly well-written, CloudFlare, in my opinion, has revolutionised the VPN market.
#ELI5, VPN is software that sit between your device and the network it connects to, to make your connections to any website/app secure and private. For any other queries you have on VPN's, head over to this beautifully explained post by CloudFlare.
In the words of CloudFlare's CTO John Graham-Cumming, "Most VPN software, frankly, is awful. Using a VPN feels like a step backwards to the dial up era of obscure error messages, slow downs, and clunky software. It really doesn’t have to be that way."
I'm a big believer in keeping the internet Safe, Secure, Private and Open. I've dabbled with VPN's for a while and even contemplated purchasing one but that didn't reach any conclusion. Most VPN's I've tried are clunky, non-intuitive and terribly slow. But with CloudFlare's 188.8.131.52 and Warp product, all of that changes. I've installed 184.108.40.206 and signed up for Warp access but within just a day, my data speed on mobile (iOS) has actually improved. Didn't think that would happen on my Vodafone (India) network.Obviously, will be tracking 220.127.116.11's performance over the next few weeks.
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