With smartphones being adopted by many people a new kind of apps has coming up, which allows to connect various smartphones directly and without the need of an internet connection. These apps have various advantages, e.g. to bypass a slow internet connection or to save bandwidth.
Zapya for example enables to exchange files via Bluetooth and Wi-Fi and one may even connect to play multiplayer games on various smartphones via such a connection.
Another app called Open Garden is able to create a whole network between people having installed this app so that communications may proceed in the case of a network failure. And a further step becomes feasible by an app called Maidsafe, which allows to connect pc’s as well with the intention to exchange computing power and storage.
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Similar and interesting features as well has a app called Baton. This app enables to proceed with started tasks like playing a game on another device: Meet Baton, the ultimate handoff tool between Android devices.