Bridgefy is an offline messaging app that lets you communicate with friends and family when you don't have access to Internet, by simply turning on your Bluetooth antenna. Ideal for music festivals, sports stadiums, rural communities, natural disasters, traveling abroad, and much more.
The 3 ways Bridgefy works:
–PERSON TO PERSON MODE–
Turn on your Bluetooth antenna and chat privately with friends that are within 330 feet (100 meters) of you.
Chat with people more than 330 feet from you by connecting through other Bridgefy users found in the middle. Example: person 1 can talk to person 3 if person 2 is in the middle, making the possible distance 660 feet (200 meters). The same goes for an unlimited number of people in the chain. Don’t worry! Your messages are safe and can’t be read by those people in the middle.
Go into the Broadcast section and send messages to every Bridgefy user around you at the same time, even if you don’t have them on your contacts list!
Use your Internet connection to chat with friends anywhere in the world that also have a connection.
If you’re an app developer, you can integrate the Bridgefy SDK so your users can enjoy your apps even if they don’t have an Internet connection! Visit www.bridgefy.com for more information.
We’d love to hear your feedback!
Bug Fixes and iOS 13 support.
You can now send messages to other Bridgefy users that are 330 feet / 100 meters from you! If you need to reach someone that is further away than that, your messages will hop on other Bridgefy users until it reaches the person you actually want to text! We also improved stability and crushed some bugs.
We ask for access to your phone’s Contacts list so that all of your friends that have downloaded Bridgefy will show up on your Bridgefy Contacts list automatically. If you don’t see one of your friends on that list, it means you should invite them to download Bridgefy! To refresh that contacts list, connect to the Internet and pull-down on the Contacts section.
After you put down your phone number to get the SMS verification code, there will be a small delay of a few seconds. If a couple of minutes pass and you don’t get the SMS verification message, you can skip verification and do it later, although you won’t see your contacts until you verify your number. Note: you need to have phone service enabled for this SMS message to reach you. After that, you can use the app 100% offline!
Select one of your friends from your Bridgefy contacts list and send them a private message, or join the Broadcast section and chat with all Bridgefy users around you at the same time! Please keep in mind that private messages are encrypted, while Broadcast messages are not encrypted.
Ratings and Reviews
Grabbed my contracts without asking
I downloaded this and used skip verify to avoid giving my phone number but it granted itself - without prompting- access to my contacts which i never agree to. I am surprised apple let them. I immediately rescinded that in settings but there seems no way to use the app without giving them contact information or to delete the contact information they have stored once you have decided this isn’t for you. Most people don’t care about privacy like that but if you do then stay away
Notifications don’t work
Like the idea, but notifications don’t work when the app is in the background. What’s the point if I have to constantly check the app for messages? I want to be alerted so I can relax.
Awesome app for connectivity
I’m so glad I have this app— it makes traveling so much more enjoyable to know if I lose signal I won’t be cut off from my travel buddies. I’ve used it at big concerts too, and the fact that I’m messaging while everyone else holds their phones to the sky in vain is a great testimony to the functionality and possibilities of this app and technology. Bravo!
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.