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Description

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.
Use the Broadcast tab of the app so you can chat with all other Bridgefy users within 330 feet (100 meters), during tough times in which Internet connectivity is complicated. Please note that Bridgefy communications are not encrypted.
How to use the app:
After downloading the app, make sure to open it and create a profile, all while being connected to the Internet. You only need to do this the very first time you use the app.
Once you've registered on the Bridgefy app, you can turn off data and Wi-Fi on your phone, and simply turn on Bluetooth to start connecting to other users nearby. Do this by joining the Broadcast tab in the app.
You don't need to add contacts to Bridgefy. The app automatically detects other Bridgefy users around you and lets you chat in group, using the Broadcast section.
Updates and app support:
Twitter: http://twitter.com/bridgefy
Facebook: www.facebook.com/bridgefy

What’s New

Version 3.0.3

We fixed a bug that would sometimes prevent devices from sharing messages if they had Wi-Fi turned on.

Ratings and Reviews

3.9 out of 5
260 Ratings

260 Ratings

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!

Behnam A.Sh. ,

Profile Picture and Broadcasting mode

Your app will be a real game changer in social networking if you add just one option, “adding profile picture and finding new people in broadcasting mode by seeing their pictures alongside their names” Remember to add this feature as soon as possible !

Developer Response ,

Thanks for the feedback! We're always working to make the app better and friendlier, and this is definitely something we plan on implementing ASAP.

Purple Innej ,

Just “okay”

Works okay, but has some bugs. Start screen says to go to settings to verify your phone number, but no option in settings to do so. Research says phone number is no longer required, but clicking on a contact gives you a notice “this contact is not verified.” Also, no way to add contacts. Click + button, fill in details, save.... no contact listed. Would like to set this up for emergencies when cell service is unavailable, but definitely need to be able to add contacts to be useful for that. Also, quick testing of the range is limited to about 50 ft. That could be Bluetooth limitations, though.

Developer Response ,

Thanks for the feedback! We're actually publishing a new version in a few weeks that will have removed all of those pesky bugs. Looking forward to hearing what you think!

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 Not Linked to You

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

  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

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

Information

Seller
Bridgefy Inc.
Size
46.6 MB
Compatibility

Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

Languages

English, Spanish

Age Rating
4+
Copyright
Price
Free

Supports

  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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