• For instance, a consumer subscribed to a social gaming network would get pinged whenever another gamer walks into the same room, allowing them to instantly set up a face-to-face match over their smartphones. It could also allow frequent fliers standing in line at the airport to get notices informing them about exactly how long the wait is based on their distance from the checkpoint.
  • Wi-Fi Aware isn’t dependent on any infrastructure, access point, or router since devices discover and communicate directly with one another. That means you can use Wi-Fi Aware devices anywhere, even if you don’t have a link back to the Internet. That capability opens Wi-Fi Aware to the huge world of social networking applications.
  • Wi-Fi Aware can tell, for instance, if two devices are rapidly converging on one another or rapidly diverging. The technology won’t provide the social context for these types of applications. Instead it will supply the device discovery and communications framework that developers can then build their proximity features on top of existing apps.

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