Application Lowdown: FireChat

By Leonard Brock
November 12, 2014

The application will look like this when it is open.  (Creative Commons)
The application will look like this when it is open. (Creative Commons)

FireChat is an app that differs from most chat apps because you do not need an internet connection or mobile phone coverage. It is known as mesh networking.

The application will look like this when it is open.  (Creative Commons)
The application will look like this when it is open. (Creative Commons)

How is this possible? FireChat is equipped with one of the upgrades that Apple has made with its Multiplier Connectivity Framework.

The multiplier connectivity frames makes it possible to text or send photos to your friends without interruptions. FireChat is a new and more convenient way chat. Many apps have been used for more than musical festivals, sports events and concerts. This can be used for that and more. The app has been used by half a million protesters in Hong Kong. Communicating became difficult because of there being too many people in the same area. This caused cell network or towers to disconnect or become slow. This app changed that problem.

There are two modes you can choose from including the option to block them. “Nearby mode” is off-the-grid communication up to 200 feet of your location. “Everyone mode” sees what everybody is talking about all around the country. You can even report messages and users for review by the moderators. You can invite anyone you want to any existing FireChat about various topics, Phillies, “Game of Throne,” Italian Food, and etc. Even send invitations out to your Twitter and Facebook friends.  Another benefit is that it uses little battery life.

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