There is a consensus as to how useful Zapya app can be. Once you have the Zapya application, you can transfer files of any shapes and sizes online as well as offline without using mobile data. Not only that, it is able to send large files at a speed up to 200 times faster than Bluetooth. So far, so good. Yet, many people ask, “How is that even possible?”, “What technology is being used to enable such a convenient service?”Well, online and offline file sharing and messaging functions that Zapya offer rest on some key technologies. Although it may be difficult to cover all the logistics in detail, this article will serve as a bite-sized guide to improve our understanding of the technologies behind this app.
Firstly, the key file sharing technology is based on Wi-Fi Direct. (If you are interested in how Wi-Fi works, watch this video) In essence, Wi-Fi Direct combines the best characteristics of Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. As it is commonly known, Wi-Fi is a wireless communication technology that allows you to connect to the internet. Usually what happens when you search for Wi-Fi is to find a router that acts as an access point. By connecting to this router and filling out a password if necessary, we can search things online, share and download files.
Yet, when performing daily activities, internet access may not be necessary and it may be sufficient just to connect to nearby devices. Moreover, finding routers can be tricky and network can be expensive or unreliable. This calls for technology that enables devices to connect without needing Wi-Fi. Bluetooth operates in this fashion by connecting keyboards to computers and transferring relatively simple and small files such as music between mobile devices without using internet connection. However, Bluetooth can be hard to configure (welcome to the world of numeric codes!) and may only be convenient for simpler tasks and it can get exhausting when trying to transfer files of bigger sizes. Hence, there are pros and cons to both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.
Wi-Fi direct combines the best of both worlds. Devices can connect to each other and one device performs a similar function to a Wi-Fi router which allows them to connect and transfer files. This technology is easy to set up (unlike Bluetooth which requires lots of confirmation stages), supports all kinds of services and make it just as fast as any other WiFi connection. Using Wi-Fi direct allows Zapya to bypass all the problems associated with relying only on Wi-Fi or Bluetooth. For instance, it offers an alternative to sharing filesthrough Cloud storage such as Dropbox which requires internet for both parties involved. Zapya is also unique in that it can connect multiple devices at the same time and is compatible with many different platforms.
Another major technology of Zapya is its messaging function. Through partnering with Hyphenate, Zapya has successfully incorporated mobile instant messaging (MIM) which adds to Zapya’s social dimension and community. This has provided offline messaging services to many people and enabled them to stay connected without having internet connection.
“Hyphenate’s long TCP(Transmission Control Protocol) connection allows DewMobile to push out marketing messages and other notifications to users offline, which has helped to increase active usage even further. DewMobile now handles up to 10 million connections daily and continues to expand rapidly, confident in its partnership with a premier mobile IM partner that can grow to meet its user community’s needs.” Han Dong
This captivated users and consolidated Zapya community across the globe as more people are spending more time communicating via Zapya. Hence, through a combination of various strategies including forming constructive partnership to outsource some of its technologies, Zapya has made its core messaging function available.
Wi-Fi direct and MIM have been relatively new developments in recent years and it is exciting that Zapy has sought to combine technologies with huge potential early on to lead the future of file sharing and embed a social feature to its community.