Tag Archives: Nearby

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 […]

Developing with Beacons (100 days of Google Dev)

Beacons are all about adding context to the world whether at a specific place like your favorite store or moving around like a taxi. With this context, you can provide an experience for your user that requires fewer steps while being richer and more relevant. When you use Google together with your beacons, you get […]

Using Nearby with Beacons (100 days of Google Dev)

Marc Wandschneider walks through the steps necessary to use the Nearby Messages API with beacons. Nearby Messages is a new API that enables your device to react to nearby objects and micro-locations such as bus stops, train platforms, or even indoor locations such as exhibits in a museum. BLE beacons — such as those that […]