The repository contains the Nearby project C++ library code. This is not an officially supported Google product.
Nearby Connections is a high level protocol on top of Bluetooth/WiFi that acts as a medium-agnostic socket. Devices are able to advertise, scan, and connect with one another over any shared medium (eg. BT <-> BT). Once connected, the two devices share a list of all supported mediums and attempt to upgrade to the one with the highest bandwidth (eg. BT -> WiFi). The connection is encrypted, reliable, and fully duplex. BYTE, FILE, and STREAM payloads are all supported and will be chunked & transferred internally and recombined on the receiving device. See Nearby Connections Overview for more information.
git clone https://github.com/google/nearby cd nearby git submodule update --init --recursive
We support multiple platforms including Linux, iOS & Windows. The ultimate goal is to build from source (coming soon!). The offical build system we support is [bazel] (https://bazel.build). Before that is accomplished, we provide precompiled libraries as stop-gap solutions. See the following pages for platform specific instructions.
Last Updated: Jan 2022