FireChat is a new mobile app for iOS and Android devices that allow users to chat each other without requiring an internet connection. It’s able to do this by using the phones Bluetooth or WiFi signals but can also use an Internet Connection if ones available.
FireChat is mostly popular in places that lack internet and where there are large crowds like sporting events and music festivals where the mobile signals may be overcrowded. Another situation where this app maybe useful is during natural disasters such as floods and hurricanes where the mobile networks may even be offline. Using the app to pass along information might become a lifesaving tool.