Make your software work with and without the Internet
With half the world population disconnected from the Internet and much of the other half subject to severe censorship, the Internet can hardly be taken for granted. Make your apps compatible with Relaynet, and they’ll continue to send and receive data even if the Internet is unavailable.
Relaynet apps use the Internet seamlessly when it’s available, but they can switch to a backup medium when the Internet is unavailable. The only backup medium at the moment are couriers who relay data between the region disconnected from the Internet and a location with access to the Internet, but we plan to support additional backup media in the future.
If you’re looking for inspiration, you could build apps to help people do the following:
- Send and receive emails.
- Post and get updates from social networks like Twitter or Mastodon.
- Get answers to queries like “coronavirus symptoms” using DuckDuckGo Instant Answers.
- Send and receive money – including cryptocurrencies.
We’ll be inviting people to prototype services in March 2021, and we expect Relaynet to become generally available by mid-2022, as it needs to undergo stringent testing and assessments before it can be deemed safe for at-risk users.
Whether you’re an individual or an organisation, we’re here to support you in your journey to adopt Relaynet. Select one of the following options to learn more, and don’t hesitate to post any questions/feedback on our forum – we’d even love it if you stopped by to say hi!