Open Garden’s hard sell: A world of shared radios
On the evening of Sept 28, Open Garden co-founder and CEO Micha Benoliel was on Skype call in a hotel room in Hong Kong complaining to his CMO Christophe Daligault that their new app FireChat wasn’t getting any traction in Hong Kong. Benoliel wasn’t there on business or vacation. He was on his way back…
FireChat: Chat-App für Festivals
Aufgrund der Überlastung des Mobilen Netzes. Eine Lösung verspricht diese App: FireChat.
Firechat may become primary messaging app at music festivals
At a time when music festivals have surged in popularity, one universal struggle that organizers continue to face is the ability to provide suitable Wi-Fi and cell service for festival goers and employees alike. New app Firechat, however, [...]
No internet at your favourite music gig? No worries, there’s a mesh messaging app for that | Latest News & Updates at Daily News & Analysis
No internet at your favourite music gig? No worries, there’s a mesh messaging app for that - Now that messaging apps (Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp and the rest of the pack) have firmly entrenched themselves in our minute-to-minute lives, what happens when there’s no network? Frustration, exasperation, and that feeling of sadness, right? Be it your cellular 2G/3G data or WiFi, without a working signal--which is often the case in lifts, stairwells, and at places you need it the most--you’re left stranded. And no matter how high end your phone or how fast a cellular data plan you have, there’s not a thing you can do about it.
Artists use FireChat to chat with their fans at music festivals
As the NH7 Weekender festival kicks off on Saturday in Delhi, India, not just attendees, but the bands and artists taking the stage are coming armed with the FireChat app.
How Firechat Is Helping Hong Kong Protesters Stay In Touch - YouTube
Sky's Mark Stone looks at the smartphone app being used to co-ordinate protests in Hong Kong. SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube channel for more great videos: http://...
Hong Kong Protesters Using Bay Area-Based App To Work Around Beijing Internet-Block - CBS San Francisco
Protesters in Hong Kong are using creative tools to coordinate their demonstrations, including a San Francisco-Bay Area app Firechat.
FireChat Helps Hong Kong Protesters Overcome Traffic Jam
Hong Kong pro-democracy demonstrators finding it difficult to communicate over congested mobile-phone networks are downloading the application FireChat about 100,000 times a day in an effort to stay connected.
Headlines at 8:30: Pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong gives boost to FireChat app
"CBS This Morning" takes a look at some of today's headlines from around the globe.
Occupy Hong Kong: Protesters Turn to FireChat App - YouTube
Sept. 29 (Bloomberg) –- Open Garden CEO Micha Benoliel and Bloomberg’s Mia Saini discuss the Hong Kong protests and how the FireChat app manages to get aroun...
The Off-the-Grid Chat App That's Helping Hong Kong Protestors Organize | WIRED
Firechat has seen a whopping 210,000 downloads over a two-day span, propelling the title to the number one app overall in Hong Kong on both iOS and Android.
FireChat in Hong Kong: How an app tapped its way into the protests
The revolution will not be televised but it will be tweeted, instant messaged or, in the case of Hong Kong, broadcast on mesh networks like FireChat.
Hong Kong Democracy Protesters Give FireChat a Huge Test Run (Video)
"The app can connect the unconnected masses. It can become the Internet of us."
Open Garden connects IoT devices on the fly -- GCN
The biggest challenge in building an Internet of Things is delivering network connectivity everywhere for every thing.
FireChat's developer wants to give IoT a mesh-network boost
The Open Garden Network could link many devices and apps for broader Internet access
Always Wanted a Mass Chat Room at Burning Man? No? Too Bad.
No need to be off the grid as long as you're near other cellphones.
FireChat - Internet für alle! - YouTube
Was tun, wenn das Internet nicht mehr funktioniert oder sogar blockiert ist und soziale Netzwerke zensiert sind? Mesh-Netzwerke und die App FireChat bieten e...
手机没有网络也能聊天？FireChat可以！ | 极客公园
在没有网络或手机没有信号时，FireChat 可以和智能手机用户保持联系。如今，FireChat 已经推出中文版，可以在豌豆荚、小米、腾讯等手机网店下载。
沒有網路也能聊天的 FireChat 發布中文版，將把「無信號聯網技術」授權給阿里和百度
要是在一個 Wi-Fi 狀況惡劣、電信公司訊號基本消失的會場，比如 TechCrunch 2014·北京大會上，你能夠使用什麼樣的應用實現訊息傳遞？FireChat 也許是個不錯的選擇，PingWest 曾報導過這個「沒有網路也能聊天」的行動 App——透過藍牙技術，將智慧型手機轉換為一個個「路由器...
‘Private internet’ FireChat app grows in popularity in Iraq - FT.com
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
The Promise of a New Internet
It's not too late to rebuild this thing for the people.
Thaïlande, Taïwan : les réseaux Mesh, outil anticensure
Après leur coup d'Etat, les militaires se sont dit prêts à censurer Internet. Mais une technologie permettant de créer des réseaux décentralisés existe.