This Little-Known iOS Feature Will Change the Way We Connect | Gadget Lab | WIRED

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A new iOS app called FireChat is blowing up in the App Store. But it’s not the app itself that’s causing such a stir; it’s the underlying networking technology it taps into.

John Pearce‘s insight:

It’s a bit hard to imagine a world without having to rely on or choose how your mobile device connects. Multipeer Connectivity offers the opportunity to connect regardless "of whether you have an actual Wi-Fi or cellular connection."

Whilst Firechat my not be the ultimate use of this capability, it does point the way to how these new "mesh networks" may develop.

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