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Nearby Connections API

Nineva Studios - Code Plugins - Jan 13, 2022

Google Nearby Connections API Implementation

  • Supported Platforms
  • Supported Engine Versions
    4.25 - 4.27, 5.0
  • Download Type
    Engine Plugin
    This product contains a code plugin, complete with pre-built binaries and all its source code that integrates with Unreal Engine, which can be installed to an engine version of your choice then enabled on a per-project basis.
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Google Nearby Connections Implementation, for more info, see official docs.

Google Nearby ONLY WORKS ON ANDROID DEVICES! You can't test it in editor or desktop builds.

Nearby Connections is a peer-to-peer networking API that allows apps to easily discover, connect to, and exchange data with nearby devices in real-time, regardless of network connectivity. 


To better understand how it works, please read the official docs and explore the demo level, it is designed as a simple chat.

Some example use cases:

  • Collaborative whiteboard: Jot ideas down with nearby participants on a shared virtual whiteboard.
  • Local multiplayer gaming: Set up a multiplayer game and invite other users nearby to join.
  • Multi-screen gaming: Use a phone or tablet as a game controller to play games displayed on a nearby large-screen Android device, such as Android TV.

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Technical Details


Currently only BYTES and FILE payload exchange is supported


  •  Implementation of Google Nearby Connections API

Code Modules:

  •   NearbyConnections (Runtime)

Number of Blueprints: 6

Number of C++ Classes: 5

Supported Development Platforms: Windows, Mac OS X

Supported Target Build Platforms: Android


Example Project: Included in the plugin Content folder. (Enable 'Show plugin content' option in the inspector)