The idea and history behind Wildfire

In today’s world, spreading messages and notifications around takes hardly any time. In fact, notifications about a variety of things spread faster than a speeding bullet. They are helpful but have also been used to spread panic and fear.

Numerous apps are present today when it comes to social interactions and the provision of real-time notifications. News apps have often been proven to be helpful along with the various messaging apps present.

Keeping knowledge of all of these apps has become quite difficult. Both students and professionals alike are lucky there is an app they can count on. The notifications it provides are authentic and original. Presenting to you all, Wildfire.

Wildfire – a brief introduction

Wildfire app was created by four alumni of University of California – Berkeley namely Hriday Kemburu – (Founder and CEO), Vinay Ramesh (the company business lead), Jay Patel and Tim Hyon – (tech leads for both the company and the app). All of them are working together.

The idea for the app was conceptualized in 2015 when Hriday Kemburu encountered muggers outside the university’s main library. After a brief but scary ordeal from which he managed to escape, he contacted the campus police who acted accordingly and cordoned off the campus to catch them.

The men who attempted to mug him were wearing ski masks and dark clothing. They had jumped on him outside the library from behind the bushes present on the front. Luckily for Kemburu, he escaped the area unhurt and managed to tell everyone about it.

He then subsequently posted about the incident on most social media sites, on various student groups present on Facebook and on his personal social media accounts. He did get a lot of mentions and got responses but what Hriday Kemburu did not get was that every student of the University did not see his posts.

Given the need for heightening public safety by any costs, Kemburu wanted all students to see his posts about the incident and be aware of the perils of the dark.

He started thinking about a mechanism that could benefit everyone within the community (whether they were University students, suburban residents, and the like). He worked together with his friend’s tirelessly each day to create Wildfire.

The app is convenient for students, graduates, and professionals alike in providing them real-time notifications about any incidents in areas taking place in their vicinity and community.

When did wildfire’s development start and what led to its creation?

The idea for the app came in Hriday Kemburu’s mind in 2015 when that robbery incident took place outside the University’s main library. He did inform the police afterward and posted about it on Facebook, Twitter and various other student groups across all social media sights

But what exactly happened that did not satisfy Kemburu’s objectives?

Not every student got to know about that post nor was Kemburu able to reach everyone the way he wanted to. He wasn’t friends with every student of the university, and he wasn’t able to reach all of them. Most of them were not even checking their feeds and technofuss when the problem took place.

What was the solution to the issue in order to inform everyone about such incidents? It was an app and that app is none than the good old Wildfire.

With Wildfire, he will be able to reach everyone and was also able to get the response he desired towards the incidents that take place, especially those that are pertaining to public safety. Regardless of anything, the platform he and his friends created can inform everyone about such incidents in real-time (This too regardless of their location and institution).

The app helped him create an effective way of spreading real-time updates across all communities. Other than that, the founders created Wildfire on the notion of informing people in their local communities about such kinds of untoward incidents in real-time, and that too authentic.

Can Wildfire’s accounts be verified?

Any journalist, law enforcement officer, or anyone working with governmental agencies requiring verification of accounts of Wildfire users can email the company at The company will cooperate in all related matters and will also help stop the spread of panic.

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