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Now you can chat with people around you - even if there is no Internet connection or mobile phone coverage. It just works and it’s free.
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 abroad, simply fire up the app with a friend or two and find out who else is there.
Get FireChat now and be ready for the next Burning Man, Wanderlust, SXSW, Super Bowl… or create your own community anywhere and start bringing people together.
Wait, how does this work without an Internet connection or any type of mobile coverage? The magic comes from Open Garden’s mesh networking technology, which FireChat is built upon.
Welcome to a new era of open communications.
We’re Open Garden. Please meet us on Twitter @OpenGarden.
Please help us improve FireChat and get support: http://forum.opengarden.com
• Instantly message anyone around you on Android devices,
• Works even without any Internet connection or any type of mobile coverage
• Chat with one person or with a group of people at once,
• See what people are talking about everywhere in the “Everyone” mode, or create conversations that only people near you can join in the “Nearby” mode,
• "Nearby chat" works best within 30 feet of your location,
• Easy: no Facebook or email login, no password to remember,
• Use it at home or when traveling anywhere in the world.
To use it, install it on both your phone and your tablet, so they can connect.
If it is "not available on your carrier", get the APK here: https://opengarden.com/download
Android 4.4.x (KitKat) has several VPN bugs, so Open Garden will not work:
✓ Share your Mobile Internet (Wi-Fi or 3G/4G) for free with your Android tablet or Windows / OS X laptop
✓ Access more Wi-Fi hotspots through other phones, tablets and laptops running Open Garden
✓ Stay connected to the Internet automatically whenever your tablet or laptop doesn't have access to Wi-Fi
✓ Extend the range of existing networks by linking multiple devices together
✓ Faster and more reliable Internet by crowdsourcing connectivity from nearby devices running Open Garden
Open Garden requires Bluetooth and to be installed on all devices, such as your Android phone, tablet or laptop. Once installed devices will automatically connect (in about 2 minutes). Wi-Fi direct is supported where available.
Your laptop or Android tablet can now access mobile Internet coming from your phone anywhere they have no Wi-Fi. No buttons to press and nothing to configure, everything is done automatically once the app is installed on all devices.
When more devices running Open Garden are nearby, they automatically interconnect to create a peer-to-peer mesh network.
To detect nearby peers, we use location services. That includes GPS, if no other location service is available and functioning. Connections can also be initiated manually using NFC - just tap the devices together!
The Open Garden app is completely free. Open Garden usage is covered under the same phone data plan you have and no tethering or hotspot plan is needed.
Open Garden works like a mobile Wi-Fi hotspot and provides you with the same benefits as tethering applications.
It is comparable to PDA Net or EasyTether but doesn't require the use of a USB cable. It works without root like FoxFi, but doesn't limit your usage if you don't pay. And unlike Wifi Tether or Barnacle no root access is required.
Open Garden is a wireless mesh networking application that also turns any of your devices into a portable hotspot. When installed on your laptop and your Android phone, Open Garden enables use of software like Skype, Dropbox and any mail client or browser on your laptop. Access Internet on the go as if you were at home!
After installing WiFi Opener, you can choose to share the password of a WiFi network in range which allows other WiFI Opener users to automatically connect to that network when they're in range. And, like a can opener for WiFi, the sweet tasty internet is released from the cold oppressive metal of passwords.
✓ Share wifi passwords with your friends, your co-workers, your community, other Wifi Opener users
✓ Sync passwords between your multiple Android devices (phone, tablet, media player) seamlessly
✓ Get automatically connected whenever a shared wifi is available
✓ Remove or update already shared Wifi network passwords
(WiFi Opener is not a password breaker and does not add security threats to networks and users that don't already exist. Every user who has shared the password with the community has done so by choice.)
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You can also get easier access to tethering functionality instead of going into settings.
Additional charges for tethering may apply - please check with your carrier.
Also, please make sure your phone supports the tethering function. If you do not know how to check that, read this how-to post on our forum (http://goo.gl/Dv8LMV).
Our battery usage calculation is far more accurate than the built-in Android Settings battery manager. In addition, we give you precise mAh.
We build aggregate battery statistics for Android apps across a network of devices, so we can predict battery problems before they drink your juice.
Developers don't know when they ship a battery-hungry update to their app, but we can warn you about it before your battery gets low. Maybe there's just a misbehaving app or task, eating more battery for you than other people? We can warn you about that too.
Using Battery Saver, you can check for exactly what is draining your battery. Battery statistics are based on usage since last charge.