The truth is that these new options will be the most interesting, since to date some of the things that could be done was to be able to establish in photographs the place where they are made and, for less time, to be able to know the place where the car was parked (with Google Now). Now, there is a really important step because you can interact with other users, which opens a whole range of possibilities in the future.
Obviously, Google Nearby will be an option that can be activated or deactivated as the user decides (you can even set the information you want to share, such as whether it is all public or only to the closest circles), and that will be integrated into the so-called Play services that are used on Android devices. In other words, it will not be a service that should be used yes or yes, which is always positive and recommended.
What can be done with Google Nearby
As we have already indicated, thanks to this new functionality that comes from the Mountain View company, it will be possible to know if acquaintances are close since the terminals will allow set positions And, in addition, by having Maps technology also places or things of interest, either by type of taste or by being highly visited, it is also something that the user will be informed of through notices.
In other words, you can create a “geolocated network” of almost unimaginable dimensions, since the service will be based on Android, which has a number of terminals in the “brutal” market. That is, your future is exceptional And, as it will be something that will have no cost, success is surely assured.
In addition, everything indicates that they can be executed automatic actions when certain notices arrive or friends or nearby places of interest are located. Let’s take an example, if an acquaintance approaches with their Android device, it would be possible to send them a message using Bluetooth connectivity (or, even, to be transmitted a photo of interest if they are a relative). In addition, if a place with WiFi access is nearby, this type of connectivity could be automatically connected to use it (businesses could even use Google Nearby so that wireless orders can be made to them without the user having to be in place, and thus be able to prepare them). The possibilities are almost endless.
The big “problem” that Google Nearby may have is that of Privacy, as is logical to think. Since it could be the case that some companies, and even the creator herself, generate a file with the most visited places and thus be able to use them to create recommendations based on this and, even in this way, to be able to personalize ads in the search engine. In principle this should not be a problem, but we will have to wait until the service is well known to study all the details.
The fact is that the presentation of Google Nearby could take place at the event Google I / O It is close to being celebrated, so you should not wait long to learn about one of the developments that can change the lives of users in an important way since the use of geolocation will simply take a step to become essential for Android.
Fuete: Android Police