(Last Updated On: June 14, 2020)
Yes, what you read is right. You can chat with people around you without the need to have cell or internet connection. Find out more here.
This is probably the best available app for chatting that can be used “off the grid” as stated above. Imagine yourself in a post Zombie apocalypse, don’t you think this is a must have app when cellular services are no longer working? Well, of course you will have problems charging your iPhone but that can be solved with a solar charger.
The technology behind this is what Apple calls it Multipeer Connectivity Framework which is available only in iOS 7. That means if you still haven’t updated to iOS 7, maybe this app would entice you to do so.
This amazing app is developed by a company called Open Garden Inc based in California. Here’s the executive summary of the app as described on iTunes website:
Now you can chat with people around you – even if there is no Internet connection or mobile phone coverage. It just works and it’s free.
Whether you’re on the beach or in the subway, at a big game or a trade show, camping in the wild or at a concert, or even abroad, simply fire up the app with a friend or two and find out who else is there.
Get FireChat now and be ready for the next Burning Man, Wanderlust, SXSW, Super Bowl… or create your own community anywhere and start bringing people together.
The following are some of the features of Firechat:
• Instantly message anyone around you on iPhone, iPad or iPod touch,
• Chat and share photos with one person or with a group,
• See what people are talking about everywhere, or create conversations that only people near you can join,
• Works even without any Internet connection or any type of mobile coverage
• “Nearby chat” works best within 30 feet (10 meters) of your location
• Easy: no Facebook or email login, no password to remember,
• Use it at home or when traveling anywhere in the world,
• No significant impact on battery consumption,
• FireChat is designed for iOS 7.
Since it’s free, why don’t you download it right now? Who knows what might happen tomorrow…