Tag: NFC tags

From The Nifty Nine Finalists to The Thrilling Three Top Winners: NFC Innovation Award Winners Revealed

Speech Code‘s Talking Labels Help the Blind; Khushi Baby’s Mobile Medical App Enables India’s Clinicians to Monitor Infant Health, and Dimple’s Shortcut Buttons Accelerate Mobile Access It is said that what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas but the NFC Forum turnedRead more »

IDEAL Talking Tags

IDEAL Talking Tags is a talking label maker/reader application, designed in support of accommodating the access needs of individuals who are blind.

It is available from the Google Play Store for free. IDEAL Talking Tags is based on Apps4Android’s Near Field Communication (NFC) Tec-Tiles. For more information please see: http://youtu.be/OhOWyLujGxg

The minimum hardware and firmware requirements for running the application is an Android, Near Field Communication (NFC)-enabled, smartphone running Android V4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich).

Talking labels can provide audible guidance in identifying a variety of different items including clothing, food containers, and other household products. Talking labels can also provide audible guidance in identifying and taking medications. Talking labels are often used by individuals with vision-impairments.

Apps4Android, Inc. is a Social Entrepreneurship Company and the world’s largest developer of free Android assistive technology apps in support of individuals with disabilities with 21+ installations in 214 countries.

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

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.Read more »

The Meaning Behind Our New Mission Statement

The NFC Forum has unveiled a new mission statement that reflects the evolving focus of our work as the market for NFC grows and matures: The NFC Forum brings the convenience of NFC technology to life. We empower organizations toRead more »

Wearables are Taking NFC Everywhere

Wearables – from smartwatches to fitness trackers – are hot. According to analyst firm CCS Insight , the wearable device market will generate $12 billion in 2015 – and more than double to $25 billion by 2019. That also includes wearable cameras, virtual reality headsets,Read more »

Four Reasons Why the Internet of Things Needs NFC

Energy savings. Better health and fitness tracking. Greater convenience. Improved security. The Internet of Things is already providing these and other major benefits to early-adopting consumers who have invested in connected security systems, thermostats, lighting, wearables, and appliances. And there’sRead more »

NFC-V Just Got Better – Here’s How

The NFC Forum recently released a set of new technical specifications for the next generation of NFC devices. It consist of the new Type 5 Tag Operation Specification and four updated technical specifications: Analog 2.0, Digital 2.0, Activity 2.0, and NCI 2.0.Read more »

Five Reasons Why NFC is an Essential Technology for Marketing

From Big Data analytics to social marketing solutions, the arsenal of technology tools available to marketers is multiplying daily. As channels proliferate, challenging the impact of traditional tools such as conventional advertising and direct mail, you need to find waysRead more »

NFC, Bluetooth and RFID: Unraveling the Wireless Connections

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 forRead more »

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

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 TheRead more »