FireChat is the hyperlocal chat network that works without an Internet connection

Shawn Knight

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If the current crop of chat apps aren't to your liking, perhaps a new app out today called FireChat will suffice. The app is a hyperlocal chat network for iOS devices that functions even without an Internet connection, allowing users...

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hellokitty[hk]

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Am I reading that infographic correctly? It sends messages by relaying through random people along the direction of the destination person?
 

Jad Chaar

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Am I reading that infographic correctly? It sends messages by relaying through random people along the direction of the destination person?
It is a crazy and useless idea. Why would anyone in the bluetooth range want to text another person? Just talk to them in person... sheesh!
 

DKRON

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I used to use a similar app on my old Sony Ericson Walkman back at school 6 years ago, took half an hour the get a stable connection and your so close to them in the end yes talking is easier anyway
 

MannerMauler

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So if you have 10 people, like say..., in a large room full of cubicles in a straight row a 100 ft apart you can get up to 1,200 ft coverage? no?
 

cliffordcooley

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Now why would I want 6000 people burning up my battery life, because they can't stay off the send button?

Fail! Fail! Fail! And no but between.
 

jsonUK

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Could be useful if people were at an event/conference set in an underground bunker with no signal/connection...

But having a barrage of anonymous msgs, not worth reading, seems a bit pointless.
 
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Just a suggestion, when you write about a new app, piece of software, or company, can you please include a link to that company's website? Some would consider that good practice. I'd appreciate reading what they have to say about their own product.

Thanks.
 

Camikazi

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Could be useful if people were at an event/conference set in an underground bunker with no signal/connection...

But having a barrage of anonymous msgs, not worth reading, seems a bit pointless.
Or you can use one of the available LAN chat programs and create a an ad-hoc network between the phones, or just have a random small wireless router and connect to it and use the program.