Skip to comments.FireChat Network-Free Chat Could Be Big. And Now Itís on Android.
Posted on 04/04/2014 2:05:48 AM PDT by kingattax
FireChat is one of the most interesting new communications products to arrive in the past year. Mostly because its not another take on standard messaging. By which I mean its not another WhatsApp clone.
FireChat is a hyperlocal chat tool that allows smartphones to connect to each other directly, without the need for WiFi hotspots or cellular networks. As long as two devices (or a bunch of devices in a small space) can connect to one another, using Bluetooth or their WiFi radios, theyll be able to chat. (Typically, every communication your smartphone gets from another smartphone comes through an intermediary device or service. Not so with FireChat.)
The app functions as a local chatroom. You choose a username no password required and you can talk to anyone who is nearby.
The app came out for iPhones in late March, and today theres an Android version available. You should try it. Its really new.
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You’d pretty much have to be in the same room with people to ‘chat’ with them. I can’t be the only one...
If I’m close enough to connect with bluetooth, I’ll just speak directly to whomever I want.
Students in classrooms have to be the target users.
Apple has this capability with IOS 7. The danger is that wifi could be set up so that a message would go through a series of smartphones and the authorities would look for the smartphone that is the one actually connected to a wi-fi hub. One can only turn on or off the capability. Think this will not be exploited?
So hekp me understand. You are within the range of bluetooth wich is about 30 feet. And we use a phone or tablet to talk to them rather then speak?
This will be great at family dinners.