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Paula Hunter, executive director, NFC Forum, clearly believes the move unlocks enormous potential for NFC-enabled products and services. “Apple IOS 11 supporting Near Field Communication (NFC) tags means that over 2 billion people in the world now have an NFC reader available in their pocket to interact with NFC tags anywhere and at any time,” Hunter told Packaging News.Read more »
Today the Leap Card is now accepted by 15 major public and private transport providers across Ireland. It was an immediate success, largely replacing magnetic stripe tickets and other schemes and making public transport interoperability a reality. The NTA has since rolled out a succession of ticketing products, and recently celebrated the sale of the two millionth Leap Card. Riders have taken more than 350 million journeys using the smart card, and in 2016, Leap accounted for 47% of all public transport journeys in Ireland.
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New voices for Siri and peer-to-peer payments are among the new features in the next version of Apple’s mobile device operating system iOS 11, previewed at the company’s annual Worldwide Development Conference on Monday.Read more »
Apple is about to let iPhone owners use their handsets’ NFC radios for more than just Apple Pay. Apple today introduced the CoreNFC API, which will permit the iPhone’s NFC radio to detect NFC tags and read the information contained therein. Though several iPhone models include NFC radios (6, 6 Plus 6s, 6s Plus, 7, 7 Plus), functionality is restricted to Apple Pay. The new API gives developers access to the NFC radio so their own apps “can read tags to give users more information about their physical environment and the real-world objects in it.Read more »
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Significant addition to the NFC ecosystem provides a new IoT growth vector Apple announced during the Worldwide Developer Conference 2017that they will be expanding NFC capabilities in iOS 11 with detection of NFC tags and reading messages that contain NDEFRead more »
Purple Deck’s TapLive Program is a Welcome Addition to Chambers’ Apothecary’s Commitment to Making the Impossible Possible by Exceeding Customers’ Expectations “Not only does TapLive encourage customer engagement in the store, but it also gives managers enhanced visibility into thatRead more »
Proofs enables brand product manufacturers to deliver secured and exclusive content to their consumers to increase customer loyalty and satisfaction and minimize counterfeiting Leveraging the next generation of its latest, purpose-built NFC tags equipped with NXP® Semiconductor’s NTAG® 413 DNARead more »
This 14-page white paper from the NFC Forum lays out the benefits to public transport operators (PTOs) of implementing NFC technology, and the importance of guaranteed interoperability between NFC-enabled devices and mobile ticketing systems.
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