New iOS API for nearby interactions using bluetooth LE

Nibbie
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I'm co-founder of a start-up in SF, we're developing an API that enables you to :
- detect if two phones with the same app are nearby, EVEN IF THE APPS ARE IN THE BACKGROUND
- exchange data with people around you
- send push notifications to users nearby.

Simple examples :
- exchange virtual currency/objects
- automatically create a leaderboard based on the people you came across
- whenever you make your high score, people around you that have the game get a notification with your high score.

We believe a lot can come from this, and we're looking for beta testers !
Questions/comments are also welcome
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Post: #2
Aren't you simply wrapping around Apple's CoreBluetooth etc functionality?
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Nibbie
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Post: #3
Yes, we wrap around Apple's Core Bluetooth and make it simple to establish background connections between users. We also handle the related sending of push notifications and provide a simple way to exchange data.

We're basically trying to simplify for developers as much as possible the implementation of nearby interactions.
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Post: #4
Posting a general diagram of how you are improving upon what Apple provides, or posting, say, your header files and showing what your interface looks like, will provide developers like us the opportunity to see what you're providing beyond what Apple provides, without giving away any of your proprietary implementation details.

KB Productions, Car Care for iPhone/iPod Touch
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Nibbie
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Post: #5
Bubble API is now available !

Find and exchange anything you want with users nearby, without having to get into CoreBluetooth. Setup takes about 5 lines of code.

how it works : set up data that you want to broadcast to other users nearby. Our server manages the graph of all users that are nearby based on the people detected by bluetooth and gives you access to the broadcasted data.
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Nibbie
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Post: #6
Hi Diegman,
We've applied to get an API key and waiting to receive it.
We're looking forward,
Kind regards,
Ciprian
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