WiFi is about to get a whole lot smarter, thanks to a new service developed by some of the biggest brands in tech.
It’s called WiFi Aware and it’s sort of like GPS, only a lot smarter. It works in the background to scan and notify you of local devices, points of interest, or even people. Developed by the WiFi Alliance—a consortium that includes Microsoft, Apple, Samsung, and Sony, among others—Aware is designed to function without cellular data or even an internet connection.
Starting this week, the Alliance will begin certifying various gadgets, apps, and services as “WiFi Aware”—just like current WiFi- or Bluetooth-compatible products.
SOURCE: Tyler Wells Lynch