Bridgefy - Offline Messages 4+

Messaging without Internet

Bridgefy, Inc.

Designed for iPhone

    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases

iPhone Screenshots

Description

Bridgefy is the #1 messaging app that works without the Internet. More than 9.5 million users worldwide have counted on Bridgefy to keep texting when they lose access to their Internet connection!

Bridgefy offers an intuitive and secure way to communicate, making it ideal for everyday use, traveling, attending large events, or during emergencies when traditional networks might be congested or unavailable.

Main Features

Offline Messaging: Bridgefy uses Bluetooth to enable you to send messages to nearby users even when you don't have access to the Internet. Connect with friends at a festival, stay in touch with your group during a hike, or share vital information during natural disasters.

Encryption: Your privacy is paramount to us. With new encryption, your messages remain only between you and your recipient, providing a secure environment for your conversations.

Mesh Network: In offline mode, Bridgefy creates a mesh network with other devices, extending the reach of your messages. The more Bridgefy users around you, the further your message can travel!

User-Friendly Interface: Bridgefy offers an intuitive and clean interface, making it easy for users of all tech levels. Send messages, share files, and communicate freely.

Global User Base: Join a growing community of 9.5 million users worldwide.

With Bridgefy, the power of communication is always in your hands. Don't let Internet issues affect your conversations. Download Bridgefy and stay connected to your loved ones no matter what!


How to start using Bridgefy:

1.- Turn on Bluetooth
2.- Open Bridgefy, making sure you have an Internet connection (only needed the very first time you open it)
3.- Go to the Broadcast tab
4.- Start sharing messages with people that are within 330 ft. (100 mts) from you

Please refer to the FAQ tab for instructions on how to start a private chat!

You don't need to add contacts to Bridgefy. The app automatically detects other Bridgefy users around you and lets you chat using the Broadcast section.

Please keep in mind Broadcast messages can be seen by anybody nearby.

Updates and app support:
Twitter: https://twitter.com/bridgefy
Facebook: www.facebook.com/bridgefy

Terms of Use: https://www.apple.com/legal/internet-services/itunes/dev/stdeula/

What’s New

Version 4.0.10

bug fixes and improvements

Ratings and Reviews

Grnchot ,

No notification when you receive a message

This app is basically useless. Yeah, it works when both you and the other person have the app open at the same time, but as soon as one of you switches to a different app or puts the phone in their pocket, messages are no longer delivered.

No notification on your phone when the other person texts you, and even if you manually open the app to check, you will NOT see the messages that the other person already sent, unless they happen to open the app at the same time as you. Only then will the apps sync any unsent messages between each other. But how likely is it that you will both open the app at the same time to check messages?

And yes, I checked that notifications were enabled both inside the app and in the iPhone settings, and I also made sure Background Refresh was enabled for the app, so that it can presumably receive messages in the background. It still didn't work.

cannonball42 ,

Beware - Junk!

Watch out for ad (look for “AdChoices” logo icon in lower left of screen) that says “Activate” and ONLINEactivation. Not clear at all that this ad has any necessary function to the app. May be a scam like another reviewer has reported.

Also, this app does not work consistently when testing just 12 feet (3.67 meters) away from another person. Was hoping to use the app in case cell service was not available at a large public event or in emergencies. The app was making our phones hot and draining the battery quickly while testing the app. NOT the app you want in an emergency or for consistent reliable communication.

Mrsketchys Review ,

Getting Better

With the app being overhauled in June, I wanted to take a second look. The app continues to look great and I assume works well (not been camping since Covid-19 hit). While the app is good for casual communication, you’ll want to remember that messages are not encrypted. Additionally the company does store your contact into on their servers. When I clicked to view their privacy policy, I was taken to a dead link. So I still have reservations with that functionality. That said, you can use the app in a “open broadcast” kind of way, which doesn’t require sharing any contact info. Which is nice. Reminds me of the old Nintendo DS pico-chat rooms. Could be fun / handy on planes, trains, ect

Developer Response ,

Hi there! Sorry you were experiencing issues. We updated our app in early June and got rid of some bugs, and now you don't need to verify with your phone number, and online messaging isn't supported anymore. We hope that you like this new version, and would appreciate a positive review!

App Privacy

The developer, Bridgefy, Inc., indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Used to Track You

The following data may be used to track you across apps and websites owned by other companies:

  • Usage Data

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More

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