FireChat: Communicating during Emergencies and Disasters


FireChat, a free mobile app that allows phones to connect directly to one another through Bluetooth and Peer-to-Peer connections, was recently launched in Marikina City.
FireChat

FireChat

It’s a revolutionary new technology and allows citizens to create their own free networks that work without a data plan or access to the Internet. This is game-changing in situations like typhoons and earthquakes when traditional networks are destroyed.
FireChat Manila City Mesh

FireChat Manila City Mesh

Marikenyos can join the disaster-proof network by following this link from your mobile device: http://firech.at/Marikina
We tried out FireChat during Super Typhoon Lando…
Firechat during typhoon Lando

Firechat during typhoon Lando

To use FireChat, you need to turn on your Bluetooth and Wi-fi. Sign-up and firechat away….

Don’t forget to add Inside_Marikina on your FireChat follow list. Message us up anytime.

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