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GRID

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LET IT ROLL

When finished, the phone will go in a cycling phase. It will keep on switching between Hotspot mode and WiFi on mode.

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RUN THE APP

Start your app. It will download a few plugins which help the app establish a network.

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OR WIFI

If you connect to someone's Hotspot while cycling, your phone will become a node. Bottom line, you are on Grid.

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HOTSPOT

If someone connects to you while your phone's Hotspot mode is on then it will act as a router and you will be finally on the Grid.

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MUCH AI

The data you generate is used to create a profile of yours which is stored on your phone and your phone only. The app learns from this data and serves you suitable notifications about everything.

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SUCH DATA

Your phone's sensors generate data and the app shares this data with others on the network. Don't worry, your data is anonymized first. We don't take privacy lightly.

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43

Connected

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Friends

43 users are connected to you.

among them 7 are friends.

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GRID | THE SMARTEST NETWORK

We haven't decided a name yet, but this plugin will change the way you interact offline. It will offer a seamless experience, you can know more about the people around you, you can instantly know when your friends are near you or you can simply "like" their vacation pictures without caring about Internet connectivity.

Aether is the www for Grid. Since ours is not a traditional network, we don't have traditional websites. Aether is a framework as well as a plugin. It "hosts" your content on our platform but being p2p, its reach is limited, not. You can seed the content and can increase its reach by acting as a transceiver. When you seed a "website", you become the provider, this also help in crowdsourcing content quality management. The finer the content, the more seeders it will have and more seeders means more reach.

Zeal makes the whole radio experience more social. It is a plugin which broadcasts your playlist and allows you to tune in to some one's station. You can imagine it as radio stations popping around you.

Not a final name but it's a game like Ingress, all about hacking.

PLUGINS

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Social Network

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Aether

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Zeal

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Hacknet

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ORIGIN

This idea may seem ahead of its time, because it is. None of us actually thought of this idea, we were told about it. John Titor, a self proclaimed time traveller, posted on @channel about the grim dystopian future, to which he belonged, and wanted to change. In the year 2036, SERN(CERN) takes over the earth and the world goes into complete anarchy. John believes SERN invented time travel in 2001 itself and used it to transcend and overthrow all the political institutions. Titor wanted to make Grid, as a tool to connect and learn about enemy locations but more importantly as a symbol. A symbol of resistance.

And now you know that the team is comprised of uber geeks and nerds. We are a Delhi Technological University based startup and yes, still in college, preparing for exams and doing assignments. This is our first venture although it wasn't supposed to be a venture at all. But, here we are, not leaving this idea as a mere project or a github repository. Not because everyone is doing startups and it has gone mainstream but because this idea deserves to be out there, because we believe it is the future and because we believe we can build it.

No we don't have a clichéd Team page, rather we have an easter egg. All you have to do is ask.