Chrome for Android will support push urls by beacons

Feb

12

2016

Google will implement its “Physical Web” in the Chrome browser for Android. Starting with version 49 of the browser, which is still in beta, the browser can receive Bluetooth signals from beacons that can push URLs.

Through the technology is a beacon for objects that contain possible to send URLs and other information to the Chrome browser for Android. Developers can push through websites using what Google calls “Physical Web ‘, using an Eddystone beacon. Eddystone is Google’s open beacon format.

When a user first runs along a beacon get those Notified to the ‘Physical Web “can be enabled. If the user later located near a beacon, then the person can see a list of URLs that are broadcast in the nearby area by pressing a notification.

Google gives restaurants as an example of places that can use the technology. For example, customers can be sent a link that allows them to connect to a digital queue. Then people can get a message that it is their turn through the same site. Alternatively, for example, paying for parking meters through websites.

The ‘Physical Web’ was available for Chrome for iOS, but there was a separate box that had to be specifically opened. Much is still not made use of the technology, but for example, there were 1,500 beacons placed at CES 2016 who sent information and maps to iOS devices.

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