Android messaging apps are more popular than ever as they add social networking features, and compete to meet the demand for free mobile texting and calling services. Many of us rely on dominating sources like Facebook Messenger, Apple Messages and the Skype, however, there’re a bunch of unique & lesser-known apps that try to stand out from the crowd by offering an element of security or alternate ways of communication. If you’re really one of those who concerned for chatting even with no cellular reception, FireChat is the app to go for.
Designed by the developers from Open Garden, FireChat is a free messaging app for public & private communications that work with no signal or mobile data needed. In the absence of internet access or cellular data, the app uses your smartphones’ Wi-Fi/Bluetooth to create a mini-network with other devices in a range of about 200 feet and lets you chat with them. When communicating through FireChat, all you need is a few people around you using the app, and you’ll be able to use it anywhere, for example, on planes, public transportation, campuses, cruise ships, and crowded events.
FireChat holds most of its user-base in terms of leaders, artists, communities and organizations (news, humanitarian, sports and cultural) who love how spontaneously FireChat scales and helps them communicate with large groups of people to achieve their goals. Thanks to its innovative multi-hop and store-and-forward capabilities, the app has reached the top 10 among social networking apps in 124 countries.
The reason why most people prefer FireChat as their primary communication tool is that it has the capacity to create a mesh network using peer-to-peer Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. On mesh network, messages and pictures are transmitted almost seamlessly from one to another device and reach to the recipient in no time. Some of the highly acclaimed features of FireChat app are mention below.
1- The capacity to quickly send photos and messages to anyone near you
2- The end-to-end encryption lets you send private messages that only you and the recipient can read
3- Instantly create live chartrooms for discussions on any topic with a few individuals to as many as hundreds of thousands of simultaneous users.
4-Creates a new chatroom by merely typing a hashtag in any message
5- Ability to view most prevailing messages in the public conversations
6- Works even without any internet access, data plan or mobile phone coverage
7- Use of Multihop and store-and-forward technology help create larger networks when several people using the app.
What’s more, FireChat has been featured by the BBC, CNN, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and many more around the world. The app is often used at worldwide live events – like the visit of Pope Francis in the Philippines in January 2015 and the SXSW where it also received an Innovation Award in March 2015.
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