What Is Wi-Fi Aware And How It Will Improve Your Life
If you think that Wi-Fi technology is as good as it’s going to get, you’re in for a treat.
Earlier this week, Wi-Fi Alliance announced the launch of the Wi-Fi Aware project.
Note: Wi-Fi Alliance is a non-profit organization, promoting Wi-Fi technology and certifying Wi-Fi products.
Devices blessed with the new tech will be able to discover other users around, look for game buddies, search for available applications and information – all without a cellular, Wi-Fi, or GPS connection.
The gist of it is explained in the video below:
As you can see, Wi-Fi Aware is expected to find numerous applications for itself in our lives.
If you are bored on a lengthy subway ride, you can use Wi-Fi Aware to find other compatible devices and locate people interested in a round of Two Dots or any other game that fits your fancy.
Museums and galleries may use Wi-Fi Aware to provide extra information to visitors, like interesting facts and dates behind the exhibits.
Meant to work well in crowded spaces, Wi-Fi Aware may be just the right type of technology to let your find like-minded people at a Bon Jovi concert, exchange pictures or locate friends who have disappeared into the crowd.
On a more personal note, with the proximity sensor on, your device will be able to spot a Facebook friend nearby and send you a notification if you want to reach out.
As a user, you will be able to publish information and subscribe to information. The creators also promise that Wi-Fi Aware will be energy-efficient and won’t eat away at your battery, while running in the background on your device.
The main idea behind the technology is simply “being aware” of what is around. However, unlike the Buddhist notion of “awareness”, Wi-Fi Aware will only guide you towards relevant information that it believes you to have interest in – so you shouldn’t be afraid of being bombarded with ads and promotions.
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