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Description

Free instant messaging. No signal or mobile data required.
Internet of us (TM).

FireChat works even without an Internet connection or cellular phone coverage. Use it anywhere: planes, public transportation, cruise ships, campuses, and crowded events. All you need is a few other people around you using FireChat.

You will be automatically connected directly with one another, creating your own network for public and private communications. The more people use it, the bigger and faster your network becomes.

And when you do have access to a reliable Internet connection or cellular network, FireChat helps you reach people worldwide and build your audience faster than on any social network, for free.

Leaders of communities and organizations (news, cultural, humanitarian, sports...) love how quickly FireChat scales. FireChat helps them communicate instantly with large groups of people to achieve their goals.

Get FireChat now with a few friends and start something.

========= How does this work ? =========

FireChat creates a mesh network using Bluetooth and peer-to-peer WiFi. FireChat transmits messages and pictures offline between devices that are located within 200 feet of one another.

Thanks to FireChat’s innovative multi-hop and store-and-forward capabilities, FireChat users form a network that increases in size with the number of devices. It allows messages to hop from one device to the next in order to reach the recipient(s). This is why the more people use FireChat, the better and the larger the network becomes (unlike with cellular networks).

On the mesh network, messages are transmitted seamlessly from one device to the next in order to reach the recipient(s). When an Internet connection or cellular network is available, FireChat uses them to reach remote recipients.

Public messages are visible by anyone. Private messages are encrypted and can only be seen and read by the sender and the recipient(s).

========= Features =========
• Works even without any Internet connection, mobile phone coverage
, or data plan
• Instantly send messages and photos to anyone around you
• Send private messages that only you and the recipient(s) can read thanks to end-to-end encryption
• Send private messages to a group (up to 50 people)

• Instantly create live chatrooms for discussions on any topic with a few people or as many as tens of thousands of simultaneous users
• Type a hashtag in any message to automatically create a new chatroom
• Public chatrooms and private messages work both offline and online
• Devices connect directly with one another within 200 feet of their location
• Multihop and store-and-forward technology create larger networks when several people use FireChat
• Works on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch
• FireChat is enhanced for iOS 9

FireChat has been featured by CNN, the BBC, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, USA Today, Time, and many more around the world.

FireChat is often used at live events - such as the visit of Pope Francis in the Philippines - and large festivals including SXSW where it received an Innovation Award.

What’s New

Version 9.0.9

Fixed licences in Third party notices.
Offline messages now enabled by default.
Minor bug fixes.

Ratings and Reviews

2.8 out of 5
5 Ratings

5 Ratings

Ekophoto ,

M_unknown error!

You can save hundreds of lives in countries which free internet is banned and people can not communicate. Please make it work.
It is even hard to register.
You should have a guest register option without verification for the times that internet is shut down by government.

Swenezz ,

A good idea

The chat is a great idea but it seams like the nearby function isn't working and there is no notification, which would be needed if you want to use app I public place like at a concert or festival

Audilover999991 ,

Cant log in

Cant log in, error , slow

Information

Provider
Open Garden, Inc
Size
79.9 MB
Compatibility

Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

Languages

English, Albanian, Basque, Bulgarian, Catalan, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Esperanto, French, German, Hungarian, Icelandic, Italian, Japanese, Latvian, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese, Vietnamese

Age Rating
12+
Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
Copyright
Price
Free

Supports

  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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