Nearby Notifications, an upcoming feature in Android that shows you apps or websites from things around you, was unveiled at Google I/O this week [Video]. Nearby allows developers to associate their website or app with beacons and provide low-priority notifications when scanned by Android devices that are nearby.
Profiled in the announcement were Radius Networks' customers taking advantage of early access to this new technology – CVS , Notre Dame and United Airlines. Radius Networks is a whitelisted developer and can register Nearby Notifications with Google on behalf of our customers and partners.
Radius Networks has partnered with CVS to deploy and activate the largest beacon network in the world with over 9,000 separate locations and 20,000 beacons. Using the Google Nearby technology, customers entering a CVS location will be notified that they can print photos directly from their phone to the photo kiosk located in the CVS store. They will get this notification even if they do not have the app and will be taken to the Play Store if they don't.
Notre Dame is using the new technology to enhance their campus tour with student-generated video content as they approach specific locations.
United Airlines is using the Android functionality to remind passengers to download the United app before they board so they can take advantage of in-flight entertainment.
We at Radius Networks believe Nearby Notifications will bridge a massive gap in the use of beacon technology. Now Android users will no longer need a mobile app to be notified of value-added experiences near points of interest.
Please reach out to us to see how we can help you engage your customers using this Nearby technology from Google and Radius Networks. Click here to contact us.
You can also read more technical details on the new Google-Android capabilities on our Developer Blog.
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