We are all familiar with the widely popular apps like Whatsapp and Snapchat that have brought millions of people together. So why use some other app that’s new and not so popular ? Well, have you ever thought of chatting on your mobile phones without network coverage or internet connection ?
No ? Read on.
FireChat introduces a new way to chat with the people around you – even if there is no mobile phone coverage or internet connection ! This is all possible because of a peer-to-peer “mesh networking”. This app lets you connect with people around you using Bluetooth and WiFi. Connectivity increases with the number of people in a particular area. FireChat calls this type of communication as “firechats”. You can connect with up to 10,000 people simultaneously and anonymously. You can instantly chat with anyone around you who is within 200 feet of your location.
The network keeps growing with the number of people in the vicinity.
According to the developers, ” Whether you’re on the beach or in the subway, at a big game or a trade show, camping in the wild or at a concert, or even travelling abroad, simply fire up the app with a friend or two and find out who else is there” .
This app is available free to download on your Apple and Android devices. The initial response to the app has been good. We have to wait and see if this really is a way of communication that people might be interested in.