If you have a network problem or you don't have a data pack on your Android device, the only option you have is to wait for the network to come back. But with the advent of the FireChat app you might not need any cellular data and network anymore to send any kind of message.
The app comes from Open Garden, a San Francisco-based company. The iOS version of the app was released last week and now the company has launcehd the app for the Android users. It is an app that lets users chat with nearby users without using WiFi, data connection or even cellular network. This is possible because the app uses Open Garden's mesh networking technology to enable peer-to-peer connections with other nearby Android devices.
You can get connected with the other FireChat users only up to the range of 30 feet. But if you want to reach farther than that, you can simply connect to internet and reach all the people using the app.
The app will let you instantly message anyone around you on Android devices. It works even without any Internet connection or any type of mobile coverage. You can chat with one person or with a group of people at once, see what people are talking about everywhere in the "Everyone" mode, or create conversations that only people near you can join in the "Nearby" mode, "Nearby chat" works best within 30 feet of your location, and the best part is that there is no need of Facebook or email login, no password to remember as well.
The iOS version of the app soared to the top of the charts in dozens of countries, adding more than one new user per second, reaching number 1 in its category in several countries - including Brazil, Spain, Taiwan, and Chile - and landing in the top 10 amongst social networking apps in 80 countries around the word.