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Awala is a new computer network where compatible apps use the Internet as-normal when it's available, but are able to switch to a secure sneakernet when the Internet has been cut off.

Building networked apps that can remain connected in the event of a complete Internet shutdown. Awala (formerly known as Relaynet) is a new computer network where compatible apps use the Internet as-normal when it's available, but are able to switch to a secure sneakernet when the Internet has been cut off. Developers can use Awala today to make existing Internet services (like social networks) resilient to Internet blackouts, or build Awala-native apps to unlock additional benefits (e.g., decentralization, spam protection). The Awala team is now working on drastically lowering the barrier to adopt Awala, which includes the delivery of a basic version of Letro (an Awala-native service analogous to email).

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Funding to date

2019 $127,757 9 months
Internet Freedom Fund
2021 $516,684 18 months
Internet Freedom Fund

Total Funding: $644,441

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