Wi-Fi Aware will bring proximity-based service discovery to Wi-Fi devices and as a result, smart devices will be aware of nearby services even before connecting to internet As today’s consumers are getting overwhelmed with connected social, local and mobile applications, Wi-Fi is fast becoming the glue that is weaving different applications in a single thread of connectivity. It will soon include a new capability to make it easier for users – discover nearby devices, applications, and information even before making a cellular, GPS or a Wi-Fi connection. For instance,
- A user subscribed to a social gaming network would get notified whenever another gamer walks into the same area, allowing them to set up an instant match over their smart devices.
- Frequent fliers standing in queue at the airport could get notifications informing them about the wait based on their distance from the check-in point.