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Google Launched ‘WifiNanScan’ App for Developers to Measure Accurate Distance Between Phones | What is Wi-Fi Aware network | 2YODOINDIA

Google Launched ‘WifiNanScan’ App for Developers to Measure Accurate Distance Between Phones.


Google has launch a new WifiNanScan app for developers as the app help to measures distance between two smartphones using the Wi-Fi Aware protocol.

Wi-Fi Aware is known as Neighbor Awareness Networking (NAN).

This protocol allows all devices running Android 8.0 and above to discover and connect directly to each other without any other type of connectivity between them.

The WifiNanScan app is design for a research, demonstration, and testing tool for developers, vendors, universities, and others.

It help to know the distance between two devices by using NAN.

App description States :

“With this app it is possible to obtain a distance measurement with a precision of about one metre with phones up to 15 metres apart. Developers, OEMs, and researchers can use this tool to validate distance/range measurements enabling the development of peer-to-peer ranging and data transfer, find my phone and context-aware applications based on the WiFi Aware/ NAN API,”

What is Wi-Fi Aware network?

Wi-Fi Aware network connections support higher throughput rates across longer distances than Bluetooth connections.

These types of connections are useful for apps that share large amounts of data between users, such as photo-sharing apps.

The new WifiNanScan app is free to download on the Google Play store.


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