We recently released our latest iteration of our TouchPoint browser called the PHY Physical Web Browser and in the last two releases, we have really made strides in providing valuable features that we hear our users asking for.
Many people were asking for increased visibility of their beacons when users are nearby so we developed and implemented a method for passive notifications to increase awareness for Physical Web beacons. These are generated from Physical Web beacon encounters when the user has the PHY app downloaded and running in the background and comes across a beacon for the first time so make sure you leave your PHY Browser running at all times as you're out and about or showing to potential customers.
We've also added a brand new feature which allows users to "browse" URL based QR codes. Much like Apple, Chrome, SnapChat and many others, we embraced QR and have done it better and more safely than anyone else on the market because of the way our SDK allows users to preview QR code info before visiting the destination. To see how this works for yourself follow the steps below.
2.) Explore and preview nearby TouchPoints including Physical Web beacons and URL based QR codes on iOS and NFC as well for Android (coming to Apple for iOS 11). Tap the card to be taken to the destination URL behind the card or just scroll through the list to see what's nearby.
3.) Leave the browser open as you walk around to get notifications of newly discovered area Physical Web beacon content.
4.) Browse and preview URL-based QR codes to discover what info it might hold BEFORE going to the destination. Tap the preview card to be taken to the underlying destination URL if it seems interesting to you.
The user experience for the Android version is very similar but for the addition of NFC discovery. Download and let us know what you think!