Fijileaks: Following our revelation about the questionable backgrounds of "Inventor Douglas Stewart" and "Insolvent Gaurangbhai Mukundbhai Patel", the Fijian Government's official Facebook page has pulled down its story and video of Bainimarama launching the InstaCharge App at the Grand Pacific Hotel, 25 November 2016. Who allowed these two "con merchants" to HUMILIATE Frank Bainimarama worldwide?
Was it Aiyaz Sayed Khaiyum, Minister for Telecommunications,
(among other Toppis he wears?) who rubber stamped '$40billion' deal?
Fiji media behaving as if their own "battery" is low...sleeping on the job!
"Anybody who's studied science at even a High School level knows that one of the fundamental principles is that energy cannot be created or destroyed. It's just th[at] simple, you can't just make energy with an app. This claim is just absolute nonsense. It's very worrying that people are taking it seriously...If you had an app that could magically charge a phone then this would be much bigger. You would have free energy for whatever you wanted forever and that's simply too good to be true. I suspect that this incident might have the reverse effect because it doesn't put them in a very good light as being tech savvy."
Justin Hodgkiss, an associate professor of physical chemistry at
Victoria University in Wellington
There is no way that a software can possibly store any energy let alone possibly charge the phone up once it runs out of battery. The battery, which is present in smartphones is a physical component of the phone which provides power to the hardware of the phone. Instacharge claims to store unused energy after the phone has been charged to 100%. Now the question which arises (If you do believe it is true) is that, Where in the phone is the energy stored?
It definitely isn’t stored on a software because well thats not how software works and the only component of the phone which can store and release energy is the battery itself. Now once the battery is fully 100% charged, where does Douglas’s InstaCharge store the so called “Unused Energy”? Doesn’t all of this seem like a big scam to you?
Furthermore, the creator of the app supposedly owns a luxury car rental service in the United States of America according to Douglas’s LinkedIn account. However, if you look at the reviews for the ‘company’, there are tons of 1 star reviews on the company stating that the company doesn’t insure their cars and the renters of the car are held fully liable if any damage occurs to the cars. On top of that, most of the reviews state that the company doesn’t even exist at the address specified in the website. (Believing this scam already?)
Now lets move on to show you how even the app “InstaCharge” is a scam in its own self. The creator uploaded a video to his YouTube channel demonstrating the app. Take a look at the video below and try to spot what I saw.
First of all, lets get this “multi-billion dollar” app thing out of the way, just look at the design of the application. It is something a 12 year old could design. If the Prime Minister of Fiji officiated the launch, is this what he saw? Decide for yourself if this is an app worth millions or a DOLLAR!
Secondly, lets talk about the app’s functionality itself. The video is a bit shaky and low res but if you really see carefully, before the app is even launched, the battery percentage is 100%. And then, he opens the app and then presses the “Charge” button and voila! Your phone is 100% again. WHAT BULLSHIT!
The app also will charge you $0.49 per charge which will be billed to you via your mobile network provider. But, according to ABC News Australia, Vodafone confirms that they have not even had any affiliations nor conversations with the developer Douglas or the company InstaCharge. ABC news also doubts the legitimacy of the company and the developer and questions things just like us. You can also see further proof of evidence from FijiLeaks links here and here.
You probably now believe what I’m trying to say here. There have been many companies who come to Fiji to scam our population. Why is that? Because we are really gullible. I’d like to request everyone reading to judge for yourself and share this article on all possible social media you can to expose this new scam brought to Fiji.
I know, I may be wrong, I may be overanalyzing this but from what is being told to the general people like myself and from what I am seeing and how there’s no video to properly prove the functionality of such an app, I am lead to believe that it may just be a scam
"Anybody who's studied science at even a High School level knows that one of the fundamental principles is that energy cannot be created or destroyed. It's just the simple, you can't just make energy with an app. This claim is just absolute nonsense. It's very worrying that people are taking it seriously."
But that didn't deter Fiji's department of information from releasing statements last week on Instacharge's behalf, describing it as a multi-billion dollar joint venture. And last week, Mr Stewart signed a partnership with local businessman Gaurangbhai Patel to base its headquarters in Suva, apparently because Fiji is a good place to gauge the app's success. The prime minister Frank Bainimarama and other dignitaries attended a glitzy launch party at a Suva hotel on Friday, where he said Fiji was determined to be at the forefront of the telecommunications revolution. Someone who was a little more sceptical was Naziah Ali, the publisher of Mai Life magazine, who was at the launch.
"They said that we're going live to how everybody in other parts of the world are launching the app, and it showed fireworks and people clapping and cheering when they said that the app was announced. So Fiji was first to launch, and then there was simultaneous launches in other parts of the world."
But nearly a week on, there's still no sign of the app being launched on either the Apple or Google markets, and Ms Ali has not encountered anyone who has tried it. She says no one at the launch, apart from Mr Bainimarama - who used Mr Stewart's phone - was able to try it either.
"There was a lot of photo opportunities [but] I didn't see anyone else try it out apart from the video of the app being demonstrated on the app developer's phone, there wasn't anything that was like first hand and let you do it, and I don't even know anybody else who did."
So, who is Douglas Stewart, an entrepreneur who has defied the laws of physics and created an app that will bring Fiji riches? As well as being the owner and chief executive of Instacharge, Mr Stewart also says he is the owner of the Las Vegas company Benzo Luxury Rent a Car. But calls to its listed phone number are instead answered by a company called OSA, and its only web presence are reviews calling the service a con. All attempts by RNZ International to contact him have been unsuccessful, and emails to Instacharge headquarters have bounced back as undeliverable. Attempts to contact the Fiji partner, Mr Patel, have also been unsuccessful. The department of information is yet to respond to requests for comment and the agency responsible for facilitating investment, Investment Fiji, says it doesn't comment on individual projects.