Google discontinues Android’s Nearby Notifications feature

October 26th, 2018   decode   news

A few years ago, Android got a new feature that showed you notifications based on your location and what was around you. For example, today, I went to the barber shop to get a haircut and received a notification with information about the Walmart across the street.

Okay, so that example was not good. That’s because the feature often sent me notifications about a location nearby or the nearest store when I was visiting a friend’s house. However, the main reason that Google is discontinuing Nearby Notifications is that developers began abusing the platform and used it to send spammy alerts…

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