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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NFC: Impact on Hospitality Services

NFC Technology at wineries

A guest blog by Nathan Neil, Purple Deck Media Summer is coming to a close, but let me take you on a weekend trip in the form of a narrative to see the possibilities that an NFC-enabled world facilitates. In my last blog post, we explored NFC’s impact on manufacturing, health care, and academics. In […]

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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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NFC: More than Just Mobile Payments

A guest blog by Nathan Neil, Purple Deck Media When consumers and developers think about NFC, most associate it with mobile payments, Apple Pay, and others. Even though the global mobile payment industry is estimated to be worth $2.8 trillion by 2020, the possibilities for NFC uses and applications do not end there. Virtually any […]

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NFC Forum Plugfests: Recap & Preview  

NFC Forum Plugfests interoperability testing

Shanghai Plugfest Recap What do you get when you put NFC engineers from 16 different companies, with 20 device platforms in a room with three approved NFC test tools and an interoperability library? An interactive and successful NFC Forum Plugfest! We are happy to report that the NFC Forum hosted one of our largest Plugfests […]

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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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How to Connect with NFC Developers & Entrepreneurs

Sure, we created this site to provide developers with a go-to source for NFC support, developer kits and to give you a spot to show off your NFC products and apps. Online help is great, but face-to-face contact is where your ideas get validated, your questions truly understood. With goal of creating community, we started an […]

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