'FireChat' Lets You Chat without Internet or a Cellphone Signal

 - Mar 24, 2014
References: itunes.apple & phys.org
FireChat is an iOS app that lets you chat with people even if you don’t have an Internet connection or cellphone signal. The app leverages the new Multipeer Connectivity Framework introduced in the iOS 7 mobile operating system to enable chatting and connectivity when there is Internet and cellphone service as well as when you’re off the grid.

With FireChat, you can chat and share photos with a single person or a group of people, much like you can in a WhatsApp group but without needing an Internet connection.

Despite this impressive capability, FireChat is a lightweight program that doesn’t cause excessive battery drain.

According to the CEO of Open Garden, the company that launched the FireChat app, "We may think that we depend on the Internet for everything. Fire chat proves that it’s not always the case."