There are nearly 1 million Helium hotspots including more than a quarter million Bobber hotspots in the wild today. As miners, we have connected hotspots and created a physical network. Now how about connecting with each other, through our hotspots?
Introducing Bobchat, the Bobber App’s latest and greatest feature allowing users to securely chat with each other via wallet addresses.
In order to use Bobchat you need two things only:
1. Have the Bobber App installed
2. From your Bobber App, deep link with your Helium wallet
(Even if you don’t own a Bobcat brand miner, you can still take advantage of Bobchat! More information on this below.)
Although the requirements are plain and simple, Bobchat is still a secured chat:
1. Your identity is yours. Bobchat does not require user login.
2. A chat invite protects you from unwarranted contacts and vice versa:
If the invitation is not accepted by the other user, messages cannot be sent. Just because you know the wallet address to the world’s highest earning hotspot doesn’t mean they want to answer your questions ;)
Bobchat, with Your Wallet Name
You can probably easily - more or less - remember the names of your hotspots (three-word animal names). Try memorizing your wallet address, not as easy right? Since this is a Bobchat user's chat identity, we have generated three-word occupation names for all Helium wallet addresses making Bobchat a wallet-to-wallet chat instead of hotspot-to-hotspot chat as it is easier to manage for multiple hotspot and fleet owners.
After deep linking with your Helium wallet, you will find your own wallet name on the settings page next to ‘Sign Out’
Bobchat, Uniting More Than the Bobbers
Helium account owners don’t have to have a Bobcat hotspot to use this feature. As mentioned above, the only two things required are the Bobber App and a Helium account. The network is built in the spirit of inclusiveness, so is our Bobchat feature. We understand you may need to troubleshoot with more than one type of hotspots near or afar, be it a Bobcat, Nebra, MNTD or FreedomFi. You can certainly chat with more than just the Bobbers.
Initiate a chat with nearby owners or by searching a specific hotspot name
Last but not least, remember to enable offline mode for a more responsive chat experience with others. Or, if you don’t want to receive messages or chat invitations while away from the app, simply turn off ‘offline’ mode.
Download the Bobber App and start Bobchatting today: