Let's get physical - with Nearby and Eddystone

Internet of Things
06/17/2016 - 16:45 to 17:30

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The Internet of Things and the Physical Web are starting to change our everyday lives. We, as Android developers should incorporate the new possibilities in our apps to enable the transition to the physical web.

Our 40-minute long talk will cover Google's Nearby API, the Eddystone Beacon Framework and the Physical Web. The Nearby API will be explained on the basis of a sample app, which lets you find your social media followers in the real world; for example at a conference. We'll also show how easy it is to integrate a Nearby share button into your app to share presentation slides with your audience in the room. The second part will talk about the Eddystone Beacon Framework. We'll show an easy-to-implement example that makes use of these beacons. The third part will give some inspiration for how to use these things to make a physical web. 

The topic should inspire developers to use the currently available technologies to craft apps with physical interactions, enriching the user experience and giving physical context to the app.

We, Albrecht Noll and Pascal Welsch, are Android Developers at grandcentrix GmbH in Cologne.

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