Open Garden Version 2.0 Delivers Faster, More Reliable and Best Available Mobile Wireless Internet Connections
Crowdsourced Bandwidth Creates Global Wi-Fi Network of People and Devices
San Francisco, CA — March 4, 2013 – How many times have you been stuck with no Internet or a slow mobile connection? Open Garden, the startup crowdsourcing Internet Access, today rolled out a completely new release of its groundbreaking software application that distributes mobile Wi-Fi access anywhere, anytime. Open Garden version 2.0 leverages multiple devices and Wi-Fi connections and uses all available Internet signals at the same time to deliver efficient, powerful and consistent mobile Internet connections. Open Garden works behind the scenes and joins all available Internet off-ramps, regardless of whether they are Wi-Fi hotspots or 4G base stations.
"Open Garden version 2.0 improves connections across all devices to provide enough bandwidth for data intensive downloads, like video, which accounts for approximately 50% of the traffic on mobile networks," said Micha Benoliel, co-founder and CEO, Open Garden. "Version 1.0 of our apps have reached over 2.1 million installs. With version 2.0, we start to address the community aspect of our vision: this means that the more people are joining the Open Garden network, the better connectivity you can achieve."
Mobile devices with Open Garden version 2.0 installed interconnect seamlessly which allows people to connect any supported device to the Open Garden wireless mesh and hence to the Internet with no effort or configuration. No buttons, no pairing, no manual discoverability. The software automatically chooses the best way to connect to and deliver the best available Internet access.
Cost and Availability:
Open Garden version 2.0 is immediately available free of charge in Google Play. Anyone can download Open Garden for Android, Mac, and Windows at http://opengarden.com.
About Open Garden
Open Garden is a San Francisco-based startup dedicated to bringing Internet everywhere: to every device, every person, and every location. Open Garden connects nearby smartphones, computers, and tablets into a mesh network on Android, Mac and Windows. With Open Garden people share mobile data for free with faster speeds and improved reliability. Carriers use Open Garden to optimize their Network efficiency through hybrid connectivity and multi-hop Wi-Fi offloading. Over 2.1 million people have installed an Open Garden application.