Internet and tracking systems are evolving at a rapid pace and according to a new report, Wi-Fi offers a new feature that could help us find each other or things close to us but out of our sight, without being near a hot spot. The company group that handles the Wi-Fi badge on smartphones, tablets, laptops and other gadgets that support internet connection is slowly starting to certify products for Wi-Fi Aware, a special feature for apps which allows them to make their presence known to devices nearby.
The system presently works peer-to-peer, so one needs at least two Wi-Fi Aware devices. Wi-Fi Aware instantly tracks people nearby which hold the same interest, aim or want to take the same action as you do. For instance, if you want to start playing a game and have your Wi-Fi Aware activated, you get a notification each time another gamer walks into the same room. This way, you can easily make a connection and start a wonderful arcade game.
The system can be very efficient to send you notifications from a distance as well. Imagine you are standing in line to pay your taxes and the lady who manages tax payments wants to inform you about a better and faster way to manage your procedure. The information can quickly and naturally spread from one peer to another, via Wi-Fi Aware.
The technology is new indeed but it is not singular on the market. Retailers and other business owners have been using beacon systems to interact instantly with their customers via Bluetooth links. Wi-Fi Aware is the more advanced alternative to beacons which naturally require retailers to set up Bluetooth transmitters in their stores.
As soon as you’ve installed the application which allows for Aware activation, your mobile device will constantly broadcast and receive notifications from devices nearby. Users have the option to let applications notify on their availability and at the same time subscribe to permanently receive updates, news, information and connection requests.
Wi-Fi Aware offers a lot of benefits, according to recent information coming from developers. Even though you can have it running continuously in the background, so that a device knows exactly what is nearby before it connects, the system is extremely power efficient. So you don’ t have to worry about it consuming your power resources without efficiently walking along with you in your informational quest.