Text without load or Internet: The future of messaging
MANILA, Philippines – What do the SXSW Festival, Burning Man, and the Occupy Hong Kong have in common?
During these events, crowds primarily connected with each other using an app called Firechat – the first mobile messaging app that works even if there is no Internet access or cellular phone coverage. Using your cellphone’s Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity, Firechat enables users to build a mini-Internet with their friends.
Watch how it works below:
Imagine being in concerts, airplane rides, or even traveling abroad, where congestion or signal failure can bar messages from coming through. An app like Firechat could come in handy to let you share details, send directions, or even transfer files.
What if we use that technology to make logistics easier in bigger situations – such as national events or even disasters? The potentials are endless.
Video from the Wall Street Journal Youtube page
On Thursday, April 30, Firechat’s Marina Azcarate will come to Manila to be part of Rappler’s #ThinkPH forum. Together with other over-the-top (OTT) content providers, Marina will discuss the importance of faster, seamless, peer-to-peer communication in developing markets like the Philippines. This is your chance to learn about the latest communication trends, and to understand how to use them to reach out to your market and enhance your business strategies.
Registration is still open. Buy your tickets for this exclusive event here. – Rappler.com
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