Nearby Connections is a peer-to-peer networking API that allows apps to easily
discover, connect to, and exchange data with nearby devices in real-time,
regardless of network connectivity. The API is located in the
Some example use cases:
- Collaborative whiteboard: Jot ideas down with nearby participants on a shared virtual whiteboard.
- Local multiplayer gaming: Set up a multiplayer game and invite other users nearby to join.
- Multi-screen gaming: Use a phone or tablet as a game controller to play games displayed on a nearby large-screen Android device, such as Android TV.
- Offline file transfers: Share photos, videos, or any other type of data quickly and without requiring a network connection.