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Discussion in 'Android Development' started by Daniel Pedersen, Aug 9, 2020.

  1. Daniel Pedersen

    Thread Starter

    So I am making an app which needs to detect when two phones are close (1-2meters or less) and transmit some small amount of information (some strings and such).

    I have been looking at the Google Nearby Connections API. But i cant limit that to just work when the phones are within 1-2 meters. And it also drains a lot of battery and both of the phones need to both Advertise and Discover at once.

    Does anybody here know how I could do it? Something like NFC, Bluetooth Low Energy or??

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  2. mikedt

    mikedt 你好

    I'm not a dev of course, but I know with NFC the phones do have to pretty much touch each other, to exchange data, like 1-2cm. Also not all devices have NFC. So Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) is what you have to use?
  3. Daniel Pedersen

    Thread Starter

    So to be honest, I would use either one of those methods if just I could find how to it. with some examples
  4. mikedt

    mikedt 你好

    As I said, I'm not a dev, so can't really help you with that. Somebody else may know more.

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