FAQ

It might be confusing to hear about both the Bridgefy SDK and the Bridgefy app, but the differences are easy to understand:

Bridgefy SDK

  • Is for software developers to use
  • Can’t be installed on your phone
  • Is software that powers other apps so they can work without Internet

 

Bridgefy App

  • Is a mobile app for anybody to use
  • Can be installed on iOS and Android devices (click here to learn more!)
  • Is free and can be used right away, so tell all of your friends!

None! Mesh networks can be 100% offline. Literally, all devices can be on airplane mode with Bluetooth on, and they can keep sharing content uninterruptedly. Optionally, developers can choose to implement offline networks or hybrid networks, which do use some devices’ Internet. Click here to learn more about Bridgefy SDK specifics.

Bridgefy currently works using Bluetooth Low-Energy and Wi-Fi Direct, which means there is a large range of options regarding packet types. Text, small files, small images, prompts, triggers, locations, and some types of payments are supported. You can also transfer larger files, but the reliability of the network is decreased because they take longer to send. Read more specific information about package sizes on the developer console FAQ after you log in.

We proudly have versions of the Bridgefy SDK for the following:

  • Android
  • iOS (Objective-C and Swift)
  • React Native
  • Cordova

Security, safety, and privacy are priorities at Bridgefy. We’re currently implementing an award-winning, renowned, and sophisticated encryption protocol, and will include it in a version of the Bridgefy SDK that will be published sometime in July or August 2020. We’ll make sure to let all registered developers know ASAP.

Yes! We have a catalogue of app development companies that already know the Bridgefy SDK, and are great at building mobile apps. We work very closely with them to build custom-made products for companies. We can cater to any company in the world, and can build any kind of app for you! Reach out to us via our support channels to learn more.

We love working with dev shops, and are currently building a list of Bridgefy-approved companies that we can refer customers to. We oftentimes get asked if we build custom apps, and thus need reliable partners to work on those projects together. Reach out to us and we’ll be happy to tell you about how we can partner up!