Find nearby users by real world location

Hi I am looking to add a feature to my mobile game (IOS and Android) to connect to trade with users nearby in a certain radius based on the real world geolocation. Whats the best approach to find nearby users who are also running the game right now?

I have looked into using bluetooth using assets such as this: but it seems like there is nothing for bluetooth multiplayer between android and IOS.

There is plenty of AR tools like this one: Google Maps Platform - Location and Mapping Solutions however non seem to have the feature I am looking for.

Or perhaps I have to share and compare player locations via a game server. However I have no idea what my first steps would be for that.

Did you got anything?