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Iraq Internet Shutdown Is Good News for One App: FireChat

Iraq Internet Shutdown Is Good News for One App: FireChat | Open Garden Press Coverage | Scoop.it
Political unrest is rarely a positive development for Internet companies. As governments in the Middle East demonstrated repeatedly during the Arab Spring, online access is one of the first things to go when there are whiffs of an uprising.
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Iraqis seek out new tools to blast through internet blockade

Iraqis seek out new tools to blast through internet blockade | Open Garden Press Coverage | Scoop.it
As Iraq struggles with sectarian conflict, the country has seen severe web restrictions, including the blocking of social media and the cutting off of web traffic at large for hours at a time. In...


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Could This App Create A Free, Secret Web?

Could This App Create A Free, Secret Web? | Open Garden Press Coverage | Scoop.it
The chat rooms of FireChat are brash and chaotic, but they’re proving out a new technology that lets smartphones access the web without carriers, or government intrusion.
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Chat without Signal or WIFI

Chat without Signal or WIFI | Open Garden Press Coverage | Scoop.it
An innovative new messaging service uses wireless technology to connect mobile phones even without service. We talk to the creators of FireChat to find out more.
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‮دانش و فن‬ - ‭BBC ‮فارسی‬ - ‮بدون اینترنت، 'چت' کنید‬

‮دانش و فن‬ - ‭BBC ‮فارسی‬ - ‮بدون اینترنت، 'چت' کنید‬ | Open Garden Press Coverage | Scoop.it
اپلیکیشن‌های چت با وجود محبوبیت فراوانشان همگی دچار یک نقص هستند، و آن اینکه اگر سوار قطار زیرزمینی شوید، یا به دامان طبیعت بروید، و یا در وضعیتی قرار بگیرید که مقامات حکومتی شبکه‌های موبایل را مسدود کنند، به احتمال زیاد ارتباطتان قطع می‌شود.
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Reinventing the internet: How wireless networks could become the workhorses of the web

Reinventing the internet: How wireless networks could become the workhorses of the web | Open Garden Press Coverage | Scoop.it
In this part of our special report on reinventing the internet, a look at how the wireless networks of the future should evolve to handle a world in which mobile computers are the standard computers.
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Mesh network apps to the rescue

Mesh network apps to the rescue | Open Garden Press Coverage | Scoop.it
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Chat app doesn't need internet - CNN.com Video

FireChat can send messages without the internet by connecting to phones around it via Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.
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FireChat: Connecting people around the world

FireChat: Connecting people around the world | Open Garden Press Coverage | Scoop.it
Micha Benoliel, Open Garden co-founder & CEO, explains FireChat uses mesh networking that lets users send messages without an Internet or cellular connection.
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FireChat Brings Its Anonymous Offline Chat Network To Android | TechCrunch

FireChat Brings Its Anonymous Offline Chat Network To Android | TechCrunch | Open Garden Press Coverage | Scoop.it
When Open Garden's FireChat launched on iOS about two weeks ago, it created quite a bit of interest, not in the least because it is one of the first iOS 7..

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People Use This App To Chat With Each Other Through A Hidden Feature In Apple's Software

People Use This App To Chat With Each Other Through A Hidden Feature In Apple's Software | Open Garden Press Coverage | Scoop.it
This app is a hybrid of Snapchat and Whisper.
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This Little-Known iOS Feature Will Change the Way We Connect | Gadget Lab | WIRED

This Little-Known iOS Feature Will Change the Way We Connect | Gadget Lab | WIRED | Open Garden Press Coverage | Scoop.it
A new iOS app called FireChat is blowing up in the App Store. But it's not the app itself that's causing such a stir; it's the underlying networking technology it taps into.
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FireChat lets you text friends, even without a signal

FireChat lets you text friends, even without a signal | Open Garden Press Coverage | Scoop.it
FireChat sounds fairly conventional from the get-go.
It's a new iPhone app that lets you chat and share photos with nearby users — anonymously, if you so choose. But instead of relying on global...
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‘Private internet’ FireChat app grows in popularity in Iraq - FT.com

‘Private internet’ FireChat app grows in popularity in Iraq - FT.com | Open Garden Press Coverage | Scoop.it
A new chat app designed for use on planes and trains is soaring in popularity in Iraq, as users embrace a “private internet” where they can message each other without fear of the government shutting down access to the web. Created on an island in
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The Promise of a New Internet

The Promise of a New Internet | Open Garden Press Coverage | Scoop.it
It's not too late to rebuild this thing for the people. 
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Thaïlande, Taïwan : les réseaux Mesh, outil anticensure

Thaïlande, Taïwan : les réseaux Mesh, outil anticensure | Open Garden Press Coverage | Scoop.it
Après leur coup d'Etat, les militaires se sont dit prêts à censurer Internet. Mais une technologie permettant de créer des réseaux décentralisés existe.
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Off-grid messaging app FireChat now lets you stay on topic by creating communities

Off-grid messaging app FireChat now lets you stay on topic by creating communities | Open Garden Press Coverage | Scoop.it
Open Garden is imposing some structure on its very popular, but highly chaotic, anonymous messaging app.
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FireChat Now Lets You Chat In Groups While Offline

FireChat Now Lets You Chat In Groups While Offline | Open Garden Press Coverage | Scoop.it
FireChat now lets you create group chats to message people around you anonymously, even without an internet connection.
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▶ [T트렌드] 91회 - 모두의 주차장, 파이어챗(FireChat) - YouTube

요약 1. 모두의 주차장 - 근처 주차장 정보를 확인, 자신의 주차장을 공유할 수 있는 서비스 - 저주지 및 특정지역의 주차장 정보를 실시간으로 확인, 예약 가능 - 서울 송파구와 협의를 통해 모두의 주차장 공유서비스 실시중 2. 파이어챗(FireChat) - 휴대폰 자체 블루투스...
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Day2 17 Crowdsourcing Connectivity - YouTube

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How an Under-Appreciated iOS 7 Feature Will Change the World | Cult of Mac

How an Under-Appreciated iOS 7 Feature Will Change the World | Cult of Mac | Open Garden Press Coverage | Scoop.it
A curious download hit Apple’s app store this week: a messaging app called FireChat. It’s a new kind of app because it uses an iOS feature unavailable unti
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FireChat’s anonymous, off-grid messaging app arrives on Android

FireChat’s anonymous, off-grid messaging app arrives on Android | Open Garden Press Coverage | Scoop.it
FireChat is debuting today in Google Play, after a successful launch on iOS. Android users can now engage in FireChat’s hyperlocal messaging sessions, but they won’t be able to chat with iOS devices.
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The Secret iOS Feature That Could Change the Internet | TIME

The Secret iOS Feature That Could Change the Internet | TIME | Open Garden Press Coverage | Scoop.it

"FireChat is sneakily subversive and quite possibly the most important thing to happen to the Internet since international network hubs began to form in 1995."


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App Lets You Chat Even If You Don't Have Internet or Cell Connection - NBC News

App Lets You Chat Even If You Don't Have Internet or Cell Connection - NBC News | Open Garden Press Coverage | Scoop.it
The next time you’re at a crowded place unable to send a message because of a congested network or poor signal, hold off on tearing out your hair. FireChat i...
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This App Lets You Chat Even When You Have No Reception

This App Lets You Chat Even When You Have No Reception | Open Garden Press Coverage | Scoop.it
It's not too often these days that an iPhone still surprises you. We've more or less seen it all by now. Except, we haven't. FireChat is a new app that takes advantage of a little-known iOS feature that makes it easy to set up and run a network even when there's no cellular signal.
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