Tag: interoperability

Apple iOS 11 and Android Driving NFC Apps Market Forward at Faster Pace

Over the past month, the number of Near Field Communication (NFC) apps in Apple’s App Store has doubled as 28 new reader/writer apps have been released or updated. Apple saw its number of NFC-related apps increase from 26 to 54Read more »

IoT and NFC: The Fun Starts This Fall With Public Release of iOS 11

Our brief respite from the fevered excitement in the technology industry around Apple’s iOS 11 beta announcement – particularly, in my opinion, as it relates to Near Field Communication (NFC) technology is over. I say “brief” because if history provesRead 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 »

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 »

Why Our Mission and Goals Matter

Does anyone ever really read an organization’s mission statement? If you don’t, it’s probably because so many of them say so little. In fact, one Internet humorist has even created an online mission statement generator that produces an endless variety of mission mish-mash.Read more »

NFC + App Developers = Innovation for Today and Tomorrow

My ties to the developer community run deep, and inform my work with the Forum. Recently, we launched our new “Tap Into NFC” Developer Program, website and NFC product showcase . (In case you missed the announcement, you can find it here .) Our primary goal with this program is toRead more »

Get Better Acquainted with NFC

Thanks to a certain high-profile product announcement out of Cupertino this week, a lot more people are now aware of NFC. That’s great, because public interest and consumer demand are essential to NFC adoption and growth. Apple users will nowRead more »

The Convergence of NFC and the Internet of Things

In a little more than five years, more than 26 billion devices will be connected to each other, according to Gartner. Some analysts are projecting that by 2025 there will be 1 trillion (trillion!) networked devices worldwide in the consumer and industrialRead more »

Published first by the Wi-Fi Alliance, The Beacon You might have seen Wi-Fi Alliance’s announcement about the launch of Wi-Fi CERTIFIED Wi-Fi Protected Setup™ with Near Field Communication (NFC) “tap-to-connect”. I think this announcement is a big deal, and here is why.Read more »