What is FireChat?
FireChat introduces a new way to chat: "off-the-grid". Now you can chat with people around you – even if there is no Internet connection or mobile phone coverage.
FireChat creates a mesh network using Bluetooth and peer-to-peer WiFi. FireChat transmits messages and pictures offline between devices that are located within 200 feet of one another.
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 travelling abroad, simply fire up the app with a friend or two and find out who else is there.
FireChat enables a new type of communication: “firechats”. These live and anonymous discussion groups can gather as many as 10,000 people simultaneously.
You can create your own firechats about anything that interests you - whether it's the NY Yankees, Game of Thrones, League of Legends or Italian food.
Thanks to FireChat’s innovative multi-hop and store-and-forward capabilities, FireChat users form a network that increases in size with the number of devices. It allows messages to hop from one device to the next in order to reach the recipient(s). This is why the more people use FireChat, the better and the larger the network becomes (unlike with cellular networks).
Get FireChat and start bringing people together.
Features: • Instantly chat with anyone around you, • Works even without any Internet connection or mobile phone coverage, • Use the "Nearby" mode for off-the-grid communications, up to 200 feet of your location, • Multihop capabilities extend the range of peer-to-peer communications, • See what people are talking about all over the country in the “Everyone” mode, • Create your own ‘firechats’ for live discussions with up to tens of thousands of simultaneous users • Choose your own unique username and avatar • No significant impact on battery consumption.
Official url is a 404 error page now and apps haven't been updated since 2018.