Seems our hypothesis are getting some backup from google.
They just announce two things:
- The Physical Web app now will allow you to convert your phone into a beacon:
We did some work about enabling people to create beacons with their devices like:
- Now in the Physical Web app from google, you can select your metadata server, the one that will give you data to show the user:
And last but not least, and definitely important, the physical web is being rolled out as part of the operating system in google via google play services:
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