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Google releases two Nearby APIs for messages and connections

In line with the Eddystone BLE (Bluetooth low energy) format, Google is also introducing new Nearby APIs to make communication with anyone easier, faster, and more accessible. With these APIs, getting to know nearby devices by other users will only take a few steps. In the future, you can freely and quickly pair Bluetooth devices, exchange contact information and data, or scan a QR code. The idea is for Android users to get to information from someone nearby via an easier method.

Facebook Nearby updated in Android app

Facebook has announced the most recent mobile related change, which in this case happens to be some updates to the Nearby features in the Android app. The updated app is already available in Google Play and according to the folks at Facebook, it will "make it easy to discover new places your friends like."