physical web browsers for consumers
Lauren Leavitt
Relationship Coordinator

Physical Web browsers are the consumer side of the Physical Web.

Physical Web browsers are the tools consumers receive signals from nearby beacons, giving them access to information and to interact with nearby places and things.

As the champions of the Physical Web, the team at Google is pushing improvements and encouraging other mainstream browsers like Safari, Opera, Firefox and Microsoft’s Edge browser to also support the open source standard. They’re also encouraging others to add to the community of resources.

PHY Physical Web BrowserPHY Physical Web TouchPoint Browser: The first image-friendly browser for the Physical Web

We’re doing our part with the PHY browser app, the first image-focused browser for the Physical Web and the Physical Web SDK that enables developers to add Physical Web scanning to any native app.

The PHY Physical Web Browser brings a new and improved visual experience to the Physical Web by pulling pictures from relevant Open Graph Image data, as well as JSON-LD Image data from existing web pages.

iOS ‘open’ beacon browsers/scanners

These iOS Physical Web apps are designed to see any Physical Web beacon within range.

Android ‘open’ beacon browsers/scanners

These Android Physical Web apps are designed to see any Physical Web beacon within range.

Do you know of another browser we need to add to the list? Let us know.

Add Physical Web capabilities to your native app or create your own custom browser

Using the Physical Web SDK, your native app dev team can easily add Physical Web capabilities to any native iOS or Android app. You can learn more about the SDK from our site, or we can help you with your own custom skinned Nearby App.