Context> What is Google Nearby?

The very small shock heard round the world.

Actually, Google Nearby dying probably was not much of a shock to enough people, but I was shocked.  I had been working on Google Nearby for some time now and WHAMO they went and cut it off. Discontinued. Killed. Abandoned the application.  So, with that information announced, I started looking up information.

WHAT’S NEXT?
IS THERE ANYTHING ELSE I CAN DO?
IS IT JUST DEAD?

Sorry to say, for the most part, this is going the way of the dodo, and I have done a lot of research about it!  Here is a video of me, talking about it on a live stream.

WHAT ARE YOUR OPTIONS MOVING FORWARD?

1. Have a brand app for Android and iOS users? Leverage beacons inside your app
2. NearBee for iOS and Android users: The best alternative to Google Nearby
3. Geo Fenceing with proximity Beacons

That’s it folks, that’s about all you can do.  Also, what will happen with Asirvia and Royltie?  They are switching to GEOFENCING for their beacons.  Simply said simply done, however, I am not quite sure they will last.

The Research:

  1. https://blog.beaconstac.com/2018/10/google-just-killed-android-nearby-notifications-whats-next-for-proximity-marketing-using-beacons/
  2. https://www.facebook.com/royaltiegem/videos/492885914525218/