UbiMessenger is a simple to use text, voice and file sharing application, which works anywhere. A smart device running UbiMessenger can communicate by voice or instant messaging directly with another device within Wi-Fi range without the need for any network infrastructure. It is also capable of sharing files between peers. UbiMessenger searches for, discovers and lists all devices in your close proximity, which are UbiMessenger enabled and which are in range allowing you to select and talk to or text message any other device. The application is based on the Wi-Fi Direct functionalities provided by Google. The aim of the application is to allow people to connect and share information based on peer-to-peer local communication.
Once downloaded, UbiMessenger does not require network or server access. It is suitable for close proximity communications for mobile social or work groups requiring communication services independent of network availability - for example: at a crowded sports venue, within group leisure activities or on a worksite. Use of the application is not access or time limited by any network and incurs no network costs or use of airtime. During UbiMessenger operation the use of all cellular and other device services are maintained and can be accessed by the user.
Download and install UbiMessenger on each Smartphone within the user group. Once the user downloads the application, a message pops up on the notification bar confirming that the application has been successfully installed. In order to name his/her device, the user has to click on Settings>More>About device>device name and then type the name.
UbiMessenger offers the convenience and cost saving of using smart devices for both local on-site and global cellular communications. UbiMessenger uses technology developed by UbiTech (www.ubitechit.com) to enable mobile/cellular devices to communicate directly with each other through the creation of a cooperative wireless network using voice, video and data while requiring no network infrastructure.