First step to free wireless communication
The mobile world has walked a long way for, let’s say, the last 20 years or so. Certainly you all remember how the mobile phones looked like back then and what functions they had. Really, it was a lot more expensive to communicate then. Now we can use Wi-Fi, 3G, 4G etc. to write texts, make phone calls and connect to each other. But there is a problem – all this won’t be possible without the cellular networks, and if they stop functioning, so will our communication.
However, a few developers are currently trying to free themselves from the slave-owning carriers and cellular networks by developing a new way of connection. Their free open-source app MANET allows devices to conduct communication by using a Mobile Ad-Hoc Network (where the name of the app comes from). However, not all smartphones have this function and MANET is available for a small number of devices for now, but it is something of a beginning, right?
The app can be download from the Play Store and works on Android OS. However, if it turns out to be a good enough way for the devices to communicate, it may gain popularity. MANET may prove invaluable tool during emergencies, when no Wi-Fi or 3G is available or in some isolated areas where only paid SMS and phone calls can be used. It is really worth checking whether your smartphone supports the application!
Source: Google Play