FireChat, an app from Open Garden (opengarden.com), enables users to send and receive messages when no Internet connection or cellular phone coverage is available, making it well--suited for any situation where no reliable connectivity is available, including conferences, conventions, and outdoor festivals.
Messages are sent through local peer--to--peer mesh networks. The senders are identified by their unique username, yet the messages do not transmit through the Internet, cellular networks, or any server. For example, people can easily make new connections or find each other at an event, even if no traditional network is available, and also maintain these connections after they leave the event.
“FireChat is a great app for use at events and meetings because it allows people to easily communicate with one another when Internet coverage or cell networks aren’t optimal,” said Christophe Daligault, Chief Marketing Officer at Open Garden. “With the addition of our chatroom feature, users can also interact on a topic related to their specific meeting or event, which is useful for all participants.”
Additionally, users can take advantage of the off-the-grid private messaging technology (‘OM’).
Even better, for the first time this communication can take place between users regardless of the brand of smartphone or tablet they are using.
Experiences are enhanced when attendees can connect and interact without limitations. FireChat is free and available for download on the App Store and Google Play at GetFireChat.com.