We're dedicated to connecting the next 5 billion mobile devices with peer-to-peer connections. Many call us the pioneers of peer-to peer mesh networking. We created FireChat, the first off-the-grid messaging app to enable people to communicate even without any Internet or cellular connection.
Open Garden's technology creates a software-based network, also known as a peer-to-peer wireless mesh network, among participating mobile devices using WiFi, Bluetooth LE, and other technologies. Open Garden's innovations include: seamless device discovery and pairing, offline identity, a proprietary network protocol for addressing and routing messages off-the-grid, distributed algorithms for managing mesh networks, advanced traffic management (multi-hop, store and forward), and battery use reduction.
FireChat is the messaging app that works when and where others cannot. Winner of a 2015 SXSW Innovation award, FireChat uses peer-to-peer mesh networking technology to connect people and mobile devices even when no Internet connection or mobile data service is available.
FireChat has been among the top 10 social networking applications in 124 countries. From Burning Man to Taiwan, HongKong, Delhi, Moscow, Manila, Paris, Srinagar, Kuala Lumpur and Austin, pro-democracy protesters, disaster relief organizations, leaders and artists are choosing FireChat to stay connected to their fans, friends and communities.
Firechat has been featured on CNN, CNBC, the BBC, the Financial Times, the Economist, the Wall Street Journal, and almost any major news outlet or TV network you can think of.
Entrepreneur, expert in telecommunications and Internet technologies, enabled Skype to launch SkypeIn and SkypeOut.
Open Garden co-founder and CTO. Created the LEDBAT/uTP protocol, used by BitTorrent and Apple and carrying 15-20% of total Internet traffic.
Software architect who previously led the development of the most popular BitTorrent client µTorrent used by more than 250 million users.
SXSW 2015 Innovation Award
Financial Times 2015 Boldness in Business Award
Tech4Resilience 2015 Award
Global Startup Competition GMIC 2013 Grand Prize
Most disruptive at TechCrunch Disrupt NYC 2012
Android Open 2011