ambient proximity

  • Facebook 11.0 For iOS Peddles Location Sharing  With Nearby Friends Search And Invites

    Facebook 11.0 For iOS Peddles Location Sharing With Nearby Friends Search And Invites

    Facebook slid some new location sharing features in its 11.0 update for iOS today, despite saying “What’s New” was only reliabity and speed improvements. I dug through the app and found Facebook is trying to get more people opting into and using its new ambient proximity tool by adding a search box and invite button atop the Nearby Friends screen. Facebook may be… Read More

  • Ambient Proximity Is The Next Phase Of Location Sharing

    Ambient Proximity Is The Next Phase Of Location Sharing

    It’s not where your friends are, but how close they are that matters. After years of exact coordinate check-ins, both Foursquare and Facebook are now focusing on ambient proximity — constantly and automatically sharing your approximate distance from close friends. Ambient proximity lets you know if a friend is near enough to meet up with, yet without the creepiness of seeing… Read More