FireChat for Android Launch

Immensely popular iOS app FireChat brings Internet-less chat to Android

By on April 3, 2014 at 12:00 PM.

Immensely popular iOS app FireChat brings Internet-less chat to Android

The recently launched FireChat instant messaging iOS app that doesn’t require an Internet or cellular connection to allow users to send and receive messages – it’s taking advantage of new wireless technology supported by Apple in iOS 7 – quickly became a hit app in many markets. The company on Thursday announced that it’s making the app available to Android users, with FireChat for Android having now been made available as a free download from the Google Play Store. More →

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iOS 7 Mesh Network Feature

This new iOS 7 feature could change how we connect to the Internet

By on March 24, 2014 at 4:13 PM.

This new iOS 7 feature could change how we connect to the Internet

Last week, we told you about a new messaging app from Open Garden called FireChat whose key feature is that it doesn’t need an Internet connection to work. It creates a mesh network between users and the Internet with a new protocol in iOS 7 called Multipeer Connectivity Framework. As Cult of Mac points out, as this technology becomes more mainstream it could have profound effects on how people across the world connect to the Internet.

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FireChat Messaging App Internet

Brilliant new iPhone app will keep you messaging even when there’s no Internet

By on March 20, 2014 at 9:00 AM.

Brilliant new iPhone app will keep you messaging even when there’s no Internet

Open Garden on Thursday unveiled a new mobile messaging application for iOS 7 and iOS 7.1 devices that will let iPhone, iPad and iPod touch users keep chatting even when an Internet connection is not available. FireChat “takes advantage of the Multipeer Connectivity Framework in iOS 7 to give people the ability to chat with those around them,” even without a Wi-Fi or cellular data connection present. More →

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