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Nearby is live!!
We're excited to see what folks build with it.
 
We're excited to officially launch Nearby: a new proximity API for iOS and Android. Devices--even older devices as far back as Gingerbread and the iPhone 4--can now find and talk to each other. We believe this will unlock new types of interactions and turn interactions that used to be cumbersome, into single-touch transactions.

It's the same technology we used to build Chromecast Guest Mode, but we're making it available to all developers.

The API is part of Google Play Services on Android and a CocoaPod on iOS. Developers will find familiar publish-subscribe functionality--that relies on copresence. The API is free, unauthenticated, and flexible--allowing developers to control the user experience of their proximity feature.

http://googledevelopers.blogspot.com/2015/07/connect-with-world-around-you-through.html

We hope you like it and we're excited to see how developers can innovate with it!
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Not much at all so far! But i'm eagerly awaiting whatever announcements might come out of I/O soon...
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As mentioned during Q&A during the Cloud Print talk, here's a link to the open source pits project, a reference implementation of a CloudPrint proxy running on OpenWRT: http://code.google.com/p/pits/source/browse/trunk
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Any word on when the talk will get to youtube?
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Really interesting Wikipedia article on the present: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Present
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Declining profits? Sad curves? The Growth Maker! http://www.bonkersworld.net/growth-maker/ This is awesome :)
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Looking forward to speaking about Nearby at Google I/O. We'll be announcing a new feature that we're adding to Android! Check it out at https://goo.gl/FmTUhf #io16
Nearby brings awareness of close-by smartphones, devices, and beacons to your app, using a combination of Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and ultrasound. Deep dive into Nearby's cross-platform, peer-to-peer API, as well as upcoming functionality for associating BLE beacons with on-device actions. We'll discuss Android and iOS features for relevant, proximity-powered triggers, sharing, group formation, and more.
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Releated to your Nearby API, Why don't you send a representative to discuss smartphone to smartphone P2P communication in San Francisco June 8-9 http://www.decentralizedweb.net/
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I've been working on a lot of beats/new music lately on my Soundcloud. Check it out and follow me if you like! https://soundcloud.com/iamtheak
drums, synths, and dope funky goodness
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Today, we are launching version 2.0 of JustBeamIt! We've totally revamped the design and added some cool new features like multiple-file transfers, progress updates and notifications, and cross-browser compatibility! 

We are super excited about this release! Check it out and let us know what you think.

happy beaming :)
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+Helmut Tschemernjak I mean that you can put a few copies together in one document before sending it to Cloud Print. In terms of API you still will be printing a single document.
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Printing support needed for ChromeOS. Driver model would require us to bundle Chromebooks with drivers; Require continuous updates. Cloud Print Scales to any other platform. source: The Oatmeal. The P...
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The slide deck is just the tip of the iceberg. You haven't seen anything yet :)
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Yet another useless but awesome use of Mechanical Turk: mattrichardson.com/Descriptive-Camera/
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