MANILA, Philippines, March 29, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Strix Inc. and FireChat announced today that they are teaming up to enable live, offline communications at this year's Chroma Music Festival.
Attracting over 15,000 attendees, the Chroma Music Festival is one of the largest events of its kind in the Philippines. The festival is taking place at the Globe Circuit Makati Events Ground in Manila, Philippines on April 2 with renowned artists, such as Tujamo, Timmy Trumpet StadiumX and Zoo Theory.
FireChat is a free mobile app that enables live communications between smartphones, even if no Internet connection or cellular networks are available. FireChat's award-winning technology allows people to communicate by connecting all mobile phones directly with one another, creating their own peer-to-peer network.
"We love to play with new technology, especially when it can help our fans," said Leah Marie Canlas, Head of Communications for the Chroma Music Festival. "FireChat brings us the freedom of communicating without any infrastructure."
"We're thrilled to partner with the Chroma Music Festival. For the first time in Manila, festival-goers can send messages to each other, even if they have no signal or load," said Christophe Daligault, Chief Marketing Officer of FireChat. "This illustrates how any community can create their own free communications network, thanks to the phones we already have and a simple app."
Festival-goers can now chat with one another before, during and after the festival. For direct access to "Chroma2016" chatroom, please follow this link on your (iOS or Android) mobile device http://firech.at/Chroma2016.
About Open Garden
Open Garden Inc. is a San Francisco based startup dedicated to connecting the next billions of mobile devices with peer-to-peer connections. Open Garden is the publisher of FireChat, the first messaging app that works off-the-grid. Launched in March 2014, FireChat has reached the top 10 amongst social networking apps in 124 countries around the world. FireChat received the SXSW 2015 Innovation Award for connecting people.
About Chroma Music Festival
On April 2, the Chroma Music Festival will bring over 15,000 festival goers to the Globe Circuit Makati Events Ground in Manila to enjoy performances by some of the most popular dance music artists. Chroma Music Festival is dedicated to all Filipinos, by bringing a higher standard of entertainment. It is produced by Strix Incorporated (www.StrixInc.com) for the benefit of Black Pencil Project and Philippine Christian Foundation. For the latest news about the Chroma Music Festival, including tickets, please visit this page.
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