A Tool for Testing NFC Forum LLCP 1.3 (and More)

A guest blog post by Stephen Tiedemann, Sony  The release of LLCP 1.3 marks an important evolutionary step for NFC peer-to-peer communication. With this update is has become possible for NFC devices to use an encrypted data transport channel for all information exchange, making the user data impossible to eavesdrop by a third party. While the […]

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Top Three New NFC Features of Windows 10

Windows 10 Mobile now added Host Card Emulation (HCE) support to enable these new scenarios.

A guest blog post by Andreas Jakl, Tieto Especially in enterprise and industry scenarios, both NFC and Windows are equally important. While Windows 8 already started exploring NFC features, Microsoft went a lot further with Windows 10.  The new operating system version finally enables easy development of sophisticated NFC apps with standard platform APIs, to […]

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Developer Inspiration: #NFCforGood

Kushi Baby NFC necklace - winner of UNICEF wearables for good challenge

We are serving up some developer inspiration today on the Spotlight blog. There is certainly no shortage of innovative apps and products that are NFC-enabled, but sometimes you come across one that gives you pause. A product that, because of the NFC technology, makes a true impact on the world. Khushi Baby is one such product.  […]

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Developer Tip: Why Having an NFC Stack on the Reader Can Simplify App Development

Developer Tip: Why Having an NFC Stack on the Reader Can Simplify App Development

A guest blog post by David Shalaby, TapTrack Almost all of the developers we’ve worked with over the years, particularly those that have integrated our TappyBLE Bluetooth Smart ® NFC reader with their apps, have little in-depth knowledge of NFC technology. This is not to imply that NFC is beyond their understanding or that NFC […]

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NFC, Bluetooth and RFID: Unraveling the Wireless Connections

A comparison of NFC, RFID, & Bluetooth

A guest blog post by Frank Dawidowsky, NFC Forum Secretary We live in an increasingly wireless world. Whether we’re listening to music, sending a file from one device to another, or using a fitness tracker, we now expect it to happen without plugging in a single cable. Consumer demand for wireless peripherals and consumer electronics — […]

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Develop for the First NFC Game Controller: Flitchio

Develop for the First NFC Game Controller: Flitchio

A guest blog by David Ferrand, SUPENTA NFC is amazing. In its shortest definition, it’s a technology that allows communication between two nearby devices. It has been in our smartphones for years, and we are only starting to see very nice uses, like storing information in everyday objects or paying with your phone. When you think of […]

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Developer Tip: NFC Reader Chips vs. NFC Controller Chips

NFC Controller chip vs. NFC reader chip

A guest blog post by David Shalaby, TapTrack A topic that sometimes warrants consideration when doing an NFC project is: what the difference between an NFC reader chip and an NFC controller chip? This may arise when you need an NFC reader for a custom application, where the off-the-shelf reader is not feasible for some […]

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Working with Android’s HCE, libnfc, and Chrome-NFC

NFC Developer Tip for Android Developers

A guest blog by Justin Ribeiro, Stickman Ventures If you’ve taken a look at the slides from Neel Rao’s Android HCE presentation, you’ll note that the Android’s host-based card emulation is incredibly powerful. As a developer you can create your own NFC conversation in any manner you like. The question that often comes up is “How do I […]

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Life Hack with NFC Technology

NFC has infinite possibilities for developers. #appdev

A guest blog by Julien Veuillet, wakdev.com Whether for identification, payment or commercial support purposes, NFC technology is now widely adopted by professionals and individuals. But do you know about all the uses and advantages of NFC? We already know about the access cards or contactless bank cards that save us some time every day. But there are […]

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Android HCE- An intro to the world of NFC

NFC in Android Development, #HCE

Last week the NFC Forum had the pleasure of attending, sponsoring and exhibiting at AnDevCon in San Francisco. During the Android App classes Neel Rao, Associate Product Manager at Google, gave a fantastic talk on Android HCE — An intro into the world of NFC. Here’s an overview by Neel of his presentation: In these slides […]

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