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Update for current state of Firefox for Android and Mozilla Stumbler
==Software==
The most popular way As of 2021, there are no Mozilla-supported projects to contribute new data to the project is downloading Firefox for Android and enabling the MLS contribution option in its setting, as detailed below. ===Firefox for Android===* [https://www.mozilla.org/firefox/android/ Firefox for Android] includes There are a way few ways to contribute data and enhance the service. You can enable the feature by opening the Settings menu use MLS in Firefox and other tools, which will confirm in the Privacy section under Data Choices check the Mozilla Location Services option.* Once enabled data will be send to the service anonymously. Enabling this option has virtually no impact on battery life. Data is only send back when being connected to a MLS that WiFi network, so there is no impact on a cell data plan. ===Mozilla Stumbler for Android===* Mozilla Stumbler is an open-source wireless network scanner that collects GPS and wireless network data for our crowd-sourced location database. * Available in the [https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.mozilla.mozstumbler Google Play Store]* Available on [https://f-droid.org/repository/browse/?fdid=org.mozilla.mozstumbler F-Droid]* [https://githubCell stations are still active.com/mozilla/MozStumbler GitHub code repository]
===Firefox Desktop===
===Android===
* [https://github.com/mozilla/MozStumbler/wiki/Using-libstumbler libstumbler] is an embeddable Android library supporting both stumbling and location lookups.
* [https://github.com/microg/IchnaeaNlpBackend Ichnaea NLP Backend] is a [https://github.com/microg/android_packages_apps_UnifiedNlp UnifiedNlp] backend that uses MLS to resolve locations.
* Mapzen has shown interest in integrating MLS into their [https://github.com/mapzen/LOST LOST] library in the future.
Same story as iOS, there are no APIs available to get at the required cell ids for our purposes.
 
===Firefox for Android===
MLS contributions were a feature of versions 68 and earlier (the "Fennec" codebase). It is not present in 79 and later (the Fenix codebase).
 
===Mozilla Stumbler for Android===
Mozilla Stumbler was an open-source wireless network scanner that collected GPS and wireless network data for our crowd-sourced location database. It was [https://discourse.mozilla.org/t/retiring-mozilla-stumbler/75206 retired] in February 2021.
 
The [https://github.com/mozilla/MozStumbler source code] is still available, but has not been updated to current Android development practices. The [https://github.com/mozilla/MozStumbler/wiki libstumbler library], an embeddable Android library supporting both stumbling and location lookups, may also need updates for current Android development tools.
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