Enabling Communication in Times of Disaster

Event: Linking Stakeholders in Difficult Communication Environments

Enabling Communication in Times of Disaster

02 June 2015
Author / Speaker: 
Marina Azcarate, Open Garden - Email the author | Other materials by the author

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FireChat is a free mobile phone application that functions as a communication tool for posting messages without the need for cellular service or connection to an internet network. It has been used in situations where there was congestion in cellular and internet signals due to the volume of users; in difficult communication environments where communication infrastructure is blocked or damaged; and during disaster and emergencies.

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