Firechat appears to be another useful tool for the digital citizen during civil unrest.
- How Hong Kong protesters are connecting, without cell or Wi-Fi networks. “As throngs of pro-democracy protesters continue to organize in Hong Kong’s central business district, many of them are messaging one another through a network that doesn’t require cell towers or Wi-Fi nodes. They’re using an app called FireChat that launched in March and is underpinned by mesh networking, which lets phones unite to form a temporary Internet.”
- Open Garden — Download Firechat. “You are the Internet.”
- Firechat — Open-source real-time chat, built on Firebase. “Real-time chat with no server code.”