Tinkering with Physical Web (Android)

How to convert a device into beacon (Device 1)

  • Install Beacon Toy application on device that you want to convert/use as beacon.
  • Enable data (wifi or cellular and bluetooth on this device)
  • Configure URL in Beacon Toy application. You also have option to choose to get a short url.
  • I'm using my blog's url for this testing purpose.

How to enable physical web on your device (Device 2)

  • Enable data, location and bluetooth
  • Open Chrome and turn on Physical Web 
    • Chrome --> Settings --> Privacy --> Physical Web
  • Download Physical Web app from Play Store.
  • Open Physical Web app.
    • It'll start scanning all the nearby beacons.
    • It'll pick up Device 1's transmitted url and open my blog :)

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