NFC is More than just a Wireless Barcode!

Developing with NFC

Why going beyond a UID based system is critical to your NFC product. A guest blog post by David Shalaby, Taptrack Understanding the full capabilities of an NFC tag is paramount to unlocking the true power of the technology.  Too many times at TapTrack we see our clients simply using a tag’s unique identifier (UID) […]

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The Benefits of using Multi-application Microprocessor Chips for NFC

Gavin Shenker talks NFC application development

A guest blog by Gavin Shenker, Tapcentive  The majority of NFC tags used today are very, low cost NFC Type 1, 2 or 3 tags that are configured with static NDEF data. Often times, NFC application design involving tags is similar to design involving the reading of QR codes, but instead of taking a picture […]

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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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NFC Technology at Mobile World Congress 2015

NFC technology at MWC 2015

Connected living, virtual reality and 5G phones, oh my. No shortage of inspiration and innovation at Mobile World Congress 2015. We were happy to see NFC technology included in numerous significant product and partnership announcements. Here’s a roundup of some of the NFC highlights from MWC15: Brand Thinfilm and Diageo unveiled the connected ‘Smart Bottle’ […]

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NFC Forum Member Spotlight: Henrique Costa

We recently had the pleasure of speaking with NFC Forum Compliance Committee Co-Chair, Henrique Costa.  In addition to serving as the Unit Leader for NEC Portugal, where he is responsible for Solutions and New Technologies, we have been lucky to have Henrique as a member of the NFC Forum since 2008. When asked about the […]

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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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What Is a Good NFC App, Other Than Apple Pay?

NFC technology offers many opportunities for developers

A guest blog post by Hsuan-hua Chang, author of Everyday NFC In July 2012, I attended an NFC programming training from Tapwise in Seattle. Most of us (60+ attendees) didn’t know much about NFC; we learned how to program an NFC tag. That’s when I saw the potential for NFC technology and decided to become […]

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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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Android Developers: Meet us at Andevcon

Visit NFC Forum at Andevcon in booth #401

NFC technology offers tremendous opportunities for Android developers. That’s why we’re super excited to be a Gold Sponsor of Andevcon!  Andevcon is the largest, most info-packed, practical Android conference in the world, with 75 classes 100% focused on Android development and an exhibit hall with over 40 companies. There is still time to register if […]

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Developer Tip: How to Use NFC with Unity 3D in Android Devices

NFC gaming platform

A guest blog post by Pablo Martínez, Twinsprite Unity 3D is a cross-platform game creation system developed by Unity Technologies, including a game engine and integrated development environment (IDE). It is used to develop 2D, 2.5D and 3D video games for web sites, desktop platforms, consoles, and mobile devices. With the goal of democratizing the building of […]

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