Tag: NFC tags

Transforming the Retail Consumer Experience with NFC

Retail is transforming before our eyes. While industry experts will continue to argue over whether traditional retail is actually in crisis, it’s crystal clear that retail has entered a period of significant disruption. For savvy brands and retailers of all types,Read 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 »

Irish National Transport Authority Makes Leap Card Go Farther with NFC

For years, the transport needs of the Republic of Ireland have been served by a patchwork of public and private bus lines, light rail trams, and a national rail system. That nationwide network began to come together in 2011, whenRead more »

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 »