NearVerse: Cutting Back Your Bandwidth Use One Step at a Time

Mon, Jun 7, 2010

Mobile

LoKast, which is better known as the “disposable social network” is turning up some rather interesting results by utilizing features of NearVerse’s social networking technology. Only two months after launch, the company announced that bandwidth has decreased dramatically with the new tech.

If you’ve ever tried to use your iPhone at a crowded convention or are concerned about AT&T’s new bandwidth caps for smartphones then technology like LoKast can help everyone in their limited futures.

Instead of sending data directly over the cell towers and through their network, users can instead send data over local WiFi or bluetooth. LoKast currently allows users to send data up to 300 feet away with this technology.

The most surprising part of the whole experiment is that data usage of the app is very minimal, with the average user only using 5 MB of downloaded data. Here’s hoping the technology just keeps getting better and more ideas lead to better implementation.

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