An outstanding chatting app that works without any cellular/Wi-Fi network is here to revolutionize the social communication space.
Firechat is a messaging app based on the concept of “peer-to-peer mesh networking“. It runs on smartphones and tablets like a normal chat programme, but as well as communicating with a central server to upload and download messages – as services such as WhatsApp work – it can work without any centralised control at all. Firechat listens out, on Bluetooth and Wi-Fi, for other phones running the same app. If they “hear” one, they can talk to each other, and even pass on messages meant for other phones in the vicinity. With enough phones in one area, a “mesh” is built up, letting any phone speak to any other phone, and all without going on to the internet at all.
In case you’re already using this, there’s a chatroom called ‘Dekho‘ which serves as a a go-to reference guide for all cool happenings across the country.Check it out HERE. This is a brilliant example of the power of community. The more we connect, the stronger the mesh will get, and the more useful the network will be for all of us. Check out how it works below: