Fireside Messenger lets you send messages even when you’re offline
There are dozens of messaging apps like WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger that allow users to send messages to people around the world, but they all tend to rely on an internet connection. Now there is a brand new mobile app called Fireside Messenger which allows you to send messages to users even without a network connection.
Fireside Messenger is a brand new app from Stanislav Shalunov and the people of Clostra. Like other messaging apps, Fireside Messenger allows users to send end-to-end encrypted messages to users around the world.
Where this app differs, however, is that you don’t need to be connected to the internet to send your messages. This gives the app the potential to thrive in situations like power outages, network outages, or just areas where internet infrastructure is lacking.
As for how it works, the press release states:
The application is built on the NewNode protocol which relies on three technical blocks to distribute the content: Low Extra Delay Background Transport (LEDBAT); BitTorrent Distributed Hash Table (DHT); and device-to-device (D2D) connectivity. The protocol avoids censorship, reduces content delivery costs, improves network reliability, and offers significant resistance to Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS).
Shalunov is a supporter of free speech. After growing up in the Soviet Union, he developed Firechat, a way to allow protesters in Hong Kong to communicate with each other without an internet connection. Now he has decided to expand this functionality with Fireside Messenger.
“Free and open communication is a fundamental human right. Fireside Messenger guarantees this right and allows you to stay connected around the world, without worrying about privacy or the WiFi connection, ”says Shalunov.
Shalunov has taken his native country experiences to heart and developed an app that will help people avoid the censorship that is sometimes put in place by authoritarian governments.
“As the government increasingly blocks VPNs and other censorship circumvention tools, Russian civil society and regular users must find new and creative ways to make their voices heard and access independent information online. “, did he declare.
For now, the Fireside Messenger app is available on the Google Play Store. This app is still relatively early in its development, so there will likely be some changes or improvements in the future. This application is potentially revolutionary and should provide good communication access where such access can be difficult to find.
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