Google Nearby can tell where you are at all times
Finally, a tool for the forgetful, the dim and the plain lost – Google is all set to launch Google Nearby, a smart tracking system that will let you know if you’re near friends, your house and even the cooker.
'But I know where I am. I am at home!' you may cry. Still. Google Nearby could pave the way for all kinds of convenient technologies, like apps that open the garage door for you, know the exact location of that friend who is avoiding you, or can tell when you’re near the kettle.
AndroidPolice said: ‘Nearby will allow enabled devices, with extreme precision, to know when they are near each other, and interact according to the context. Users, according to our information, will also be able to choose who (and presumably what) they are visible to.'
It’s part of Google’s investment in Jetsons-style Home Automation, which saw them investing billions in fancy thermostat business Nest. And last week it launched its HomeKit app, which allows you to operate domestic appliances using your iPhone as a remote.
So soon you’ll be able to say ‘Google, open the garage door.’ And it will.
Unless you’ve forgotten your phone, in which case you’ll have to sleep in your car.