Fire chat, the messaging service without network connection [ Current Affairs ]

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About Fire Chat: Fire Chat is a registered mobile app for chat without network connection. It is developed by Open Garden. It enabled smartphones to connect via Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, or Apple’s Multipeer Connectivity Framework without an internet connection by connecting peer-to-peer.

  • Fire Chat can create conversations offline, often with great effect.
  • It is easy to set Fire Chat with other messaging or microblogging platforms.

Comparison with other apps:

  • Other messaging apps and services like Twitter are dependent on Internet for their communication.
  • This app does this by tapping into the radio capabilities of the handset and creating a mesh network.

Advantages:

  • The messages can be sent over a range of 70 meters.
  • If a link is created from phone to phone using Bluetooth it can go much outside this range.
  • Fire Chat creates a peer-to-peer mesh network that takes your message from phone to phone until it reaches the projected user.
  • The real advantage is that it could be a lifesaver when the actual mobile network is down.
  • Fire Chat is good on online too and is becoming increasingly popular on both android and iOS.

- Published on: August 3, 2015