FireChat

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Description of App: 

FireChat introduces a new way to chat: "off-the-grid". Now you can chat with people around you - even if there is no Internet connection or mobile phone coverage. It just works and it’s free. Whether you’re on the beach or in the subway, at a big game or a trade show, camping in the wild or at a concert, or even abroad, simply fire up the app with a friend or two and find out who else is there. Get FireChat now and be ready for the next Burning Man, Wanderlust, SXSW, Super Bowl… or create your own community anywhere and start bringing people together. Wait, how does this work without an Internet connection or any type of mobile coverage? The magic comes from one of Apple’s iOS 7 most advanced technologies: the Multipeer Connectivity Framework, which FireChat is built upon. Welcome to a new era of open communications. We’re Open Garden. Please meet us on Twitter @OpenGarden. Features: • Instantly message anyone around you on iPhone, iPad or iPod touch, • Chat and share photos with one person or with a group, • See what people are talking about everywhere, or create conversations that only people near you can join, • Works even without any Internet connection or any type of mobile coverage • "Nearby chat" works best within 30 feet of your location • Easy: no Facebook or email login, no password to remember, • Use it at home or when traveling anywhere in the world, • No significant impact on battery consumption, • FireChat is designed for iOS 7.

Apple Watch Support: 

Not Known

Version: 

1.2

Free or Paid: 

Free

Device(s) App Was Tested On: 

iPhone
iPad

Accessibility Comments: 

The hole app is accessible except for the incoming messages. Since you can't read incoming messages its a major show stopper.

VoiceOver Performance: 

VoiceOver reads most page elements.

Button Labeling: 

Most buttons are clearly labeled.

Usability: 

Some parts of the app are accessible with VoiceOver, but not enough to make it usable.

Developer's Twitter Username: 

@OpenGarden.