nearby_connectivity 0.0.5

A Flutter plugin built on top of Nearby Connections and Multipeer Connectivity. iOS side under development Currently only P2P_CLUSTER strategy is supported

Following example automatically connects two devices.

Start advertising

NearbyConnectivity.startAdvertising(name: name, idService: idService).listen((advertise) {
  switch (advertise.type) {
    case TypeLifecycle.initiated:
      // you are now connected
    case TypeLifecycle.result:
    case TypeLifecycle.disconnected:
        // you are now disconnected

Start discovering

NearbyConnectivity.startDiscovering(idService: idService).listen((discovery) {
  switch (discovery.type) {
    case TypeDiscovery.found:
    case TypeDiscovery.lost:

Request connection using the discovery object

NearbyConnectivity.requestConnection(idEndpoint: discovery.idEndpoint).listen((lifecycle) {
  switch (lifecycle.type) {
    case TypeLifecycle.initiated:
      acceptConnection(lifecycle, isDiscoverer: true);
      // you are now connected
    case TypeLifecycle.result:
    case TypeLifecycle.disconnected:
      // you are now disconnected

Accept connection using the advertise object

NearbyConnectivity.acceptConnection(idEndpoint: advertise.idEndpoint).listen((payload) {
  switch (payload.type) {
    case TypePayload.received:
      // payload received
    case TypePayload.transferred:
      // payload being transferred

Send payload

Nearby.sendPayloadBytes(idEndpoint: connection.idEndpoint, bytes: bytesPayload);

0.0.1 #

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0.0.2 #

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  • Updates

0.0.4 #

  • Adds github link and description

0.0.5 #

  • Adds sample code in


nearby_connectivity_example #

Demonstrates how to use the nearby_connectivity plugin.

Getting Started #

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Use this package as a library

1. Depend on it

Add this to your package's pubspec.yaml file:

  nearby_connectivity: ^0.0.5

2. Install it

You can install packages from the command line:

with Flutter:

$ flutter pub get

Alternatively, your editor might support flutter pub get. Check the docs for your editor to learn more.

3. Import it

Now in your Dart code, you can use:

import 'package:nearby_connectivity/nearby_connectivity.dart';
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We analyzed this package on Feb 19, 2020, and provided a score, details, and suggestions below. Analysis was completed with status completed using:

  • Dart: 2.7.1
  • pana: 0.13.5
  • Flutter: 1.12.13+hotfix.7

Health issues and suggestions

Document public APIs. (-1 points)

61 out of 61 API elements have no dartdoc comment.Providing good documentation for libraries, classes, functions, and other API elements improves code readability and helps developers find and use your API.

Fix lib/nearby_connectivity.dart. (-1.99 points)

Analysis of lib/nearby_connectivity.dart reported 4 hints:

line 87 col 9: Close instances of dart.core.Sink.

line 100 col 9: Close instances of dart.core.Sink.

line 113 col 9: Close instances of dart.core.Sink.

line 126 col 9: Close instances of dart.core.Sink.

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The package description is too short. (-13 points)

Add more detail to the description field of pubspec.yaml. Use 60 to 180 characters to describe the package, what it does, and its target use case.

Package is pre-v0.1 release. (-10 points)

While nothing is inherently wrong with versions of 0.0.*, it might mean that the author is still experimenting with the general direction of the API.


Package Constraint Resolved Available
Direct dependencies
Dart SDK >=2.1.0 <3.0.0
flutter 0.0.0
Transitive dependencies
collection 1.14.11 1.14.12
meta 1.1.8
sky_engine 0.0.99
typed_data 1.1.6
vector_math 2.0.8
Dev dependencies