FireChat for Pc

  • Category: Social Networking
  • Last Updated: 2017-09-13
  • Current version: 8.0.15
  • File size: 14.29 MB
  • Developer: Open Garden Inc
  • Compatibility: Requires Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10

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Downloading and installing FireChat on your Windows PC

Download FireChat for Windows: FireChat is an Social Networking App, developed by Open Garden Inc. The Social Networking App was officially released 2014-03-20. Today, it has gone through many interations by the developers - Open Garden Inc, with the latest current version being 8.0.15 which was officially released on 2017-09-13. As a testament to the app's popularity or lack thereof, it has gathered a total of 1,662 Reviews on the App Store alone, with an average user rating of 3.5 out of a possible 5.

Using FireChat on your Windows computer is actually very easy but if you are new to this process, you will definitely need to pay attention to the steps listed below. This is because you will need to download and install a Desktop App emulator for your computer. We will help you download and install FireChat on your computer in 4 simple steps below:

1: Download an Andriod Software emulator for Windows

The importance of the emulator is that it emulates or immitates an android environment on your computer, making it super easy to install and run android apps from the comfort of your PC without buying a phone that runs android. Who says you cannot enjoy both worlds? To begin, you can download such an emulator app made by too top dogs in the space.
A. Nox App . OR
B. Bluestacks App .
Personally, I recommend the "B" option as Bluestacks is very popular so if you run into any trobles using it, you can find good solutions on Google or Bing (lol). 

2: Now Install the Software Emulator on your Windows PC

If you successfully downloaded the Bluestacks.exe or Nox.exe, go to your Downloads folder on your computer or anywhere you ususally store downloaded files.
Once you have find it, click it to install the application. It should start the installation process on your PC.
Click Next to accept the EULA License agreement.
Follow the on screen directives in order to install the application.
If you do the above correctly, the Software will be successfully installed.

3: How to Use FireChat for Windows PC - Windows 7/8 / 8.1 / 10

Now, open the Emulator application you have installed and locate the search bar. Now type FireChat in the search bar and hit Search. You will easily see the app. Click on FireChat application icon. A window of FireChat will open and it will display the app in your Emulator Software. Hit the Install button and your application will start downloading. Now we are all done.
Next, you will see the "All Apps" icon.
Click on it and it will take you to a page containing all your installed applications.
You should see the FireChat icon. Click on it and start using the application.

Hope it was not too difficult? If you have any further inquiries, contact me through the "Contact" link at the bottom of this page so I could help You. Have a nice day!

About FireChat

Developer Description

Free instant messaging. No signal or mobile data required. Internet of us (TM). FireChat works even without an Internet connection or cellular phone coverage. Use it anywhere: planes, public transportation, cruise ships, campuses, and crowded events. All you need is a few other people around you using FireChat. You will be automatically connected directly with one another, creating your own network for public and private communications. The more people use it, the bigger and faster your network becomes. And when you do have access to a reliable Internet connection or cellular network, FireChat helps you reach people worldwide and build your audience faster than on any social network, for free. Leaders of communities and organizations (news, cultural, humanitarian, sports...) love how quickly FireChat scales. FireChat helps them communicate instantly with large groups of people to achieve their goals. Get FireChat now with a few friends and start something. ========= How does this work ? ========= FireChat creates a mesh network using Bluetooth and peer-to-peer WiFi. FireChat transmits messages and pictures offline between devices that are located within 200 feet of one another. Thanks to FireChat’s innovative multi-hop and store-and-forward capabilities, FireChat users form a network that increases in size with the number of devices. It allows messages to hop from one device to the next in order to reach the recipient(s). This is why the more people use FireChat, the better and the larger the network becomes (unlike with cellular networks). On the mesh network, messages are transmitted seamlessly from one device to the next in order to reach the recipient(s). When an Internet connection or cellular network is available, FireChat uses them to reach remote recipients. Public messages are visible by anyone. Private messages are encrypted and can only be seen and read by the sender and the recipient(s). ========= Features ========= • Works even without any Internet connection, mobile phone coverage
, or data plan • Instantly send messages and photos to anyone around you • Send private messages that only you and the recipient(s) can read thanks to end-to-end encryption • Send private messages to a group (up to 50 people) 
• Instantly create live chatrooms for discussions on any topic with a few people or as many as tens of thousands of simultaneous users • Type a hashtag in any message to automatically create a new chatroom • Public chatrooms and private messages work both offline and online • Devices connect directly with one another within 200 feet of their location • Multihop and store-and-forward technology create larger networks when several people use FireChat • Works on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch • FireChat is enhanced for iOS 9 FireChat has been featured by CNN, the BBC, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, USA Today, Time, and many more around the world. FireChat is often used at live events - such as the visit of Pope Francis in the Philippines - and large festivals including SXSW where it received an Innovation Award.

App Reviews

  • Love the idea, great app

    By ArmandWelsh
    This is awesome. Using it on our cruise. We have international data plan, but on the ship this works great to keep in touch with everyone in our party. I have not experienced any of the stability issues others have complained about. Unfortunately, it has not worked offline for quite some time now. The idea of a bluetooth mesh or bluetooth peer-to-peer based messaging app has died now that it requires internet access. It appears as though it may ping me when others users are near, but my last at sea trip, it failed to send a single message to the person not more than 10ft away also with firechat. I fear developer has abandoned this app.
  • Lots of promise but falls short

    By infin8dvonE
    FireChat have continued to fail its supporters and users with lack of development. Simply searching for someone on the app or network went from sifting through lots of results to zero results and not being to find anyone. I’ve used this app casually for many years and it gone from good to horrible. Why I stick with it is because of the promise, hopefully someone can take this project to it full potential. The developers and owners have lost all interest in this project from the signs of the development. I’m sure I could do a better job implementing new needed fractures and making this app sticky and usable. Sad :( Every emergency disaster there is a great number of users but then they leave because this app is not modern and enough to use. And simply finding your friends and family on here requires special tricks and know-how instead of a easy to use search box.
  • Airplane Saver

    By Andydrew35879
    My wife and I fly on Ryanair a lot. If you’re cheap and don’t pay for seats together they sit you way far apart. This app works on airplane mode so we can text each other still. She was in row 33 and me in 9. Still worked! Love the proximity texting! Only downside is it crashes fairly frequently. But in all honestly it takes 10 seconds to close and pull it back up. I’m sure they will fix with a software update eventually.
  • Awesome mesh communicator

    By WMash
    FireChat makes innovative use of Bluetooth and local non-Internet WiFi to provide local "mesh" communications that do not require either cellular or Internet connectivity to work. With secure peer-to-peer forwarding, more users yield more connectivity. Think about crowds, demonstrations, camping, etc. I'd like to know why registration is required; it would be nice to be able to establish purely off-grid communication.
  • Messages are often buggy

    By Leer10
    I would think that if a previous message doesn't get sent, that once a successful connection is made that both the failed message and the new message gets through but unfortunately that isn't the case. This is the best app so far for phone to phone communications but there has been a lot of patience tested trying to get messages through.
  • PM Not Functional

    By EllyMay808
    Downloaded this to use in areas without signal cuz so many websites said it was the best of these types of apps. Two of us made accounts, set it all up, went to private message each other... write out name of person you want to send to, write out message and Send button remains greyed out. Nothing seems to change this so the app is completely useless to us. It claims you can send private messages but that doesn't seem to be the case. Unless there is some magic trick to it that we are missing.
  • Great idea, extremely poor execution. Constant crashes.

    By LoganWright
    Idea is cool, but the technical problems are to severe to overcome a reasonable app experience. Signup didn’t work w/o any indication as to why, repeatable several times w/ fresh install and force close. Once in, discovery of rooms/people is difficult even when standing right next to each other. All of this would be acceptable once past for 3 stars probably, but the app experience is completely unusable. The number of crashes is unheard of in a modern app. It feels 1-3 times per message at times. If the crashes were improved and the sluggishness/discovery improved, would be 4/5 stars. At the moment though, the app is basically unusable.
  • Great app! I would give 5 star if a have the ability to change color

    By jsphjasso
    Great app! I would give 5 star if a had the ability to change color. I don’t like RED!
  • No..... notifications?

    By Jananaisnks
    I’ve searched in the app trying to find a way to turn notifications on, but I can’t find anything! Love the concept of this app, wish the notifications worked!!

    By RK2025
    Omg I can’t believe this app actually worked now and my friend can chat whenever that is awesome thank you whoever made fire chat PS. Whoever made this is a genius