FireChat Messaging App Supports Local Messaging Even Without Internet

Firechat Messaging App Supports Local Messaging Even Without Internet

Most IM clients (WhatsApp, Skype, Lineone) require you to be connected to the internet to converse – but a new App from Open Garden Inc called FireChat does away with this dependence supporting local chats up to 10m (30 feet) just using iOS7’s “Multipeer Connectivity Framework”.

Naturally, this limits its usefulness, but in some scenarios like a noisy underground ride or simply to exchange images (the App fully supports voice and image messaging) when you’re at a conference or hiking – anywhere where there’s no internet available.

With no login required, and the ability to seamlessly return to full messaging with friends further away when the internet returns, this App could become popular quickly.

>> Download Firechat from the iTunes UK store now

>> See our Article Top 5 WhatsApp Alternatives

This post was written by Rob Gordon, an IT geek, gadget lover and blogger. Rob has been using the internets since 1994 when the only streaming video was that coffee pot in Cambridge (rip).... Follow Rob on Twitter - @robgordon - about.me/robgordonuk

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