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UK-based startup Tap2Tag has introduced a range of NFC wristbands, key fobs, cards and stickers that can be used to instantly retrieve a person’s medical history and associated information in an emergency.   Users upload the information they wish to make available via the company’s website. This can include their name, allergies, medical conditions, medications, […]

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The Cliq case has three touch-sensitive buttons on the back that activate NFC tags which can be programmed to trigger various actions on the smartphone (e.g. launching the camera, flashlight or an app, etc.). The NFC tags in Cliq’s case feature NXP’s NTAG 213 chip which contains 144 bytes of memory. The three buttons can […]

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A new creative world for App developers

The MIFARE SDK is designed to provide access to all hardware features on Java level and enables Android apps to be created for MIFARE, ICODE and NTAG more easily than ever before. Leveraging the worldwide success of NXP´s product installations, the launch of MIFARE SDK opens up a world of new possibilities for creative Android application developers.

The MIFARE SDK is open to all, initially available as a free version with an advanced version to follow.

The development package:

  • Ready App and Go. Complete sample app project with source code included. Suitable as both starting point for new developments but is also ready for immediate deployment to smart phones.
  • LITE API. The universal API for common functions within MIFARE means that the developers can create a single application that will work on a range of MIFARE cards
  • Easy starting guide and comprehensive documentation. Step by step introduction on how to setup the development environment and how to import our library, together with Java documentation.

Your simple way to cool apps!


Advanced version of MIFARE SDK

The advanced version also includes an extended set of commands for experienced developers. This upcoming version enables access to the extensive product features from a MIFARE DESFire, MIFARE PLUS or ICODE on Java level. It also comes with MIFARE SAM AV2 support, to securely store keys in a SAM soldered in a Bluetooth or USB reader connected with the smart phone.

For more details download the MIFARE SDK leaflet and join the MIFARE SDK webinar on:

June 17 th 2014 – EMEA/APAC session

  • 09:00 AM – 10:00 AM CET
  • 05:00 PM – 06:00 PM KST, JST

Register here (EMEA/APAC session)

June 18th 2014 – Americas session

  • 06:00 PM – 07:00 PM CET
  • 08:00 AM – 09:00 AM PST
  • 11:00 AM – 12:00 AM EDT, CST, SGT

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Printed electronics specialist Thinfilm has demonstrated an NFC-enabled label that includes a temperature sensor, which can be used to track a product throughout its journey to a store and report on whether or not the item has exceeded a particular temperature threshold at any point. NFC: Thinfilm label helps retailers decide which part of a shipment has shortest […]

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Apple has applied for a patent on an antenna design that allows NFC signals to be transmitted from both the top and bottom of a mobile phone — front and rear — reducing the need for a user to orientate their device in a particular way when conducting an NFC transaction. The patent application also […]

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TD Canada Trust, the retail banking arm of the Toronto-Dominion Bank, has become the first in Canada to offer an NFC mobile payment solution that is supported by the country’s three major wireless networks: Bell, Rogers and Telus. The new TD Mobile Payment feature has been integrated into the bank’s existing mobile banking application, used by more than two million customers, […]

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NINTENDO: Collectable NFC figurines are going to work with multiple software titles A new Nintendo Figurine Platform and a range of NFC toys that makes use of the NFC functionality in the Wii U GamePad is to be unveiled at the E3 games show next month, company president Satoru Iwata has announced. A standalone device that will enable NFC toys […]

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Germany’s Deutsche Telekom today launched its much anticipated and also much delayed NFC mobile wallet, which features its own branded prepaid mobile-payments application that will anchor a promised mobile-commerce platform. Unlike most other telcos introducing their own prepaid payments services on NFC SIM cards, such as Vodafone and Orange, Deutsche Telekom will issues its own […]

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Despite a widespread belief in some circles that NFC and Bluetooth low energy, or BLE, are in competition, a number of observers say they believe that the two technologies will fill complementary market niches, especially in retail marketing and wearable devices. In mobile advertising, BLE is widely seen as a technology for push technology, which […]

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Fans attending gigs by Warner Music act The Wild Feathers have been provided with guitar picks containing an NFC tag. These could then be used to enter a competition, share content via social media and take part in votes at the gig, all initiated by tapping the plectrum with an NFC phone. The guitar picks were placed […]

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