Android “Nearby” uses beacons to push apps and sites relevant to user location

by Greg Sterling

Introducing Nearby: Physical proximity within and without apps - Google I/O 2016

Nearby brings awareness of close-by smartphones, devices, and beacons to your app, using a combination of Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and ultrasound. Deep dive into Nearby's cross-platform, peer-to-peer API, as well as upcoming functionality for associating BLE beacons with on-device actions. We'll discuss Android and iOS features for relevant, proximity-powered triggers, sharing, group formation, and more. Watch more Android talks at I/O 2016 here: See all the talks from Google I/O 2016 here: #io16 #GoogleIO #GoogleIO2016

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