Three Questions with NFC for Dummies Author Robert Sabella

NFC for Dummies offers inspiration and practical advice

A guest blog post by Robert Sabella, Founder, NFC Bootcamp and Co-founder, AccelerateNFC 1. Why write an NFC For Dummies book? When a technology or skill reaches the point that it is considered an appropriate topic for a “Dummies” book you can rest assured that the technology or skill has reached a tipping point into […]

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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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CES 2016 Recap: NFC-Enabled Wearables, IoT Home Systems, and Sunburn Sensors

New Samsung Smart Suits feature NFC technology

If the recently concluded CES 2016 show in Las Vegas is any indication, our lives will soon be filled with Oomis, My UVPatches, Smart Suits, and a host of other technological wonders that benefit from the power and convenience of NFC technology. Wearables you actually wear NFC was all over CES, and as expected, wearables […]

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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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Inside NCI 2.0 and What It Means for the New Generation of NFC Devices, Part 2

NFC Forum: Inside NCI 2.0 and What It Means for the New Generation of NFC Devices, Part 2

A guest blog by Jürgen Böhler, vice-chair of the NFC Forum Technical Committee  In this, the second of two blog posts (read Part 1 here) on the new NCI 2.0 candidate specification, we’ll take a closer look at more new features that benefit both NFC developers and device users: RF Interface Extension The RF Interface Extension is […]

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Inside NCI 2.0 and What It Means for the New Generation of NFC Devices, Part 1

NFC Forum Technical Specs

A guest blog by Jürgen Böhler, vice-chair of the NFC Forum Technical Committee  Several weeks ago, the NFC Forum released a new NFC Controller Interface (NCI) 2.0 candidate specification. Because NCI describes an internal interface between an NFC Controller and the main processor of an NFC-enabled device, it is not something most users of NFC devices need […]

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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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