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Open Garden is Truly Distributed Mobile Internet

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Open Garden is Truly Distributed Mobile Internet

Ben Roodman November 15, 2013

It’s been said that the future is already here just not evenly distributed, but the Internet of everything as a widely distributed system is here today with Open Garden. When you use Facebook, you’re not actually communicating with your friends directly. You’re uploading content to Facebook and relying on Facebook’s servers to redirect that information to your friends when they login to Facebook.

Open Garden is next generation mesh technology that works with existing devices in a new transversal communication format. When disrupting truly peer-to-peer communication, it’s hard to think of anyone better suited for the task than former Bit Torrent Engineering Director Stanislav Shalunov.


Open Garden has an equally wide mission to expand and enhance Internet connectivity for every human being on the planet. Facebook’s charity says something similar on universal internet access, and Google before that on organizing the World’s information. Our connected ubiquitous future exists around the globe, as Open Garden was a leading contributor to One Laptop Per Child as the tablet connectivity standard. The Mobile to mobile internet is here if consumers or enterprise really want it.

Apple’s iBeacon, Qualcomm, RFIC, NFC, and bluetooth before that all have their own hardware standards and communication language for connecting devices. Open Garden, as an open source protocol, makes sharing wifi and internet access automatic and as efficient as possible. Open Garden also optimizes existing connections and internet traffic utilizing the fastest transfer method available to any single device on a network.

Open Garden has remained mostly quiet about itself as a pure technology company, but did recently win the G-Startup “Hottest Mobile Startup” competition at Silicon Valley’s GMIC conference in October. Open Garden is available on Android, Windows, and Mac for consumer testing. The future of mesh is here, you only have to enable it.

Ben Roodman

Benjamin Roodman
Senior Contributing Editor
Benjamin Roodman is an advocate for getting to the truth of what converts in mobile. Well versed in mobile advertising platforms with a notable aptitude and passion for analytics, he's currently putting deals together as head of partnerships at a mobile data startup. Benjamin has previously held Business Development positions at AOL Advertising and helped establish several funded location-based consumer startups.
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