If you think you have seen it all ... check out the NFC Ring on Kickstarter

On: Jul 26, 2013 Under: Android, Awards, Growth rate, Innovation, Nfc, Nfc research, Solutions

Found this fun project on Kickstarter, shows the interest in NFC with meeting its fund raising goal in 3 days. John McLear was looking for 30,000GBP and is at nearly 90,000GBP at the time of writing! 

From their site we saw "The NFC Ring can be used to unlock doors, mobile phones and to transfer information and link people." AND it is open source. Of course you can do all the above with any NFC tag bought right here, but it is good fun to see how these clever folks are putting into an every day use. 

Keep in touch with the project, you might even want to support it. Good luck NFC Ring! Go you good thing. 

NFC the key selling point in Sony's new camera

On: Jul 04, 2013 Under: Android, Innovaitons, Nfc australia, Nfc camera, Nfc marketing, Nfc research, Nfc tags, Retail, Solutions

The key selling point behind the RX100 II is the camera’s Wi-Fi and NFC connectivity, as Sony Australia marketing manager for Digital Imaging Ervin Quek explained.

“Sony’s strategy behind NFC is to simplify the connection of its RX100 II with One-touch to smartphones and tablet to upload images straightaway to their favourite social networking site.” 

“Usually connecting devices can lead to frustration and confusion. One-touch products eliminate this frustration. Simply touch two NFC products together and within moments, they're connected.”

 

Gotta love the NFC devices coming out ... fingers crossed for Sony's NFC Smart Watches

On: Jun 24, 2013 Under: Android, Innovaitons, Nfc, Nfc australia, Nfc research, Smartphones, Solutions

'Sony Xperia’s Twitter account has published two teaser images along with the hashtag #MAE13, which is the official hashtag for the Mobile Asia Expo taking place in Shanghai next week.

The first message says “1 in 3 smartphone users want smart wrist wear” while the second message simply says “tick-tock, tick-tock, tick-tock” along with an image of the Sony Smartwatch.'

Rumored to have NFC on board, how would you use an NFC Smart Watch?

From Ubergizmo, great blog for latest tech; check out the full article here.

 

Shipments of NFC enabled phones grows 300% in 2012

On: Jun 18, 2013 Under: Android, Nfc, Nfc australia, Nfc marketing, Smartphones

Berg Insight predicts this will continue to grow at nearly 50% per annum to reach 1 billion units by 2017.

Global sales of handsets featuring NFC, the technology required to make contact-less payments, grew 300 per cent in 2012 to reach 140 million units, market research firm Berg Insight has found.

Wider adoption of NFC in mobile phones began in 2011 and accelerated in 2012 when the top-ten handset vendors released nearly 100 NFC-enabled models.

We hope your plans to use NFC in your business are coming together and to read the full article you can find it here.

NFC payments to get a boost in Australia

On: May 14, 2013 Under: Android, Nfc, Nfc payments, Retail, Smartphones, Solutions

EFTPOS Australia is partnering with C-SAM to to set up trials with 10 Aussie retailers to offer payments via NFC-enabled mobile phones soon. C-SAM will offer a white labelled product and wallet to allow broad adoption over the EFTPOS network in Australia within 3 years. Could be a game changer and yet another sign that handset adoption is behind us and time to get solutions ready to go.

Retailers - no need to wait for NFC payments to use NFC today

On: May 06, 2013 Under: Android, Nfc, Retail, Solutions

Brick and mortar retailers are not waiting for mobile payments and are leveraging mobile solutions already in the market, such as mobile advertising, couponing, loyalty cards and alternative payments, to drive footfall in stores, and convert that footfall into revenues. We can help you use NFC today to achieve all of the above. Get in touch now with our sales team to find out how we can help you: sales@nfcwireless.com.au

Tap to Print becomes a reality with Samsung Galaxy S4

On: May 02, 2013 Under: Android, Nfc, Printing, Solutions

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. has introduced three separate mobile printing solutions that will make it possible to print from mobile devices with only a few simple taps. Available on the GALAXY S4, these mobile printing solutions consist of a mobile printing app for both smartphones and tablets, a built-in “Print” command in the mobile operating system, as well as the integration of Near Field Communication (NFC) technology in several new Samsung printers.

Which mobile OS is most popular in Australia?

On: Dec 14, 2012 Under: Android, Nfc

iOS has been the obvious answer to this mundane and obvious question for many years. But as of this year, not anymore. According to recent Telsyte research Andoid now deliver 44% of Australian smart phone operating systems, to Apples' 43%. Given Australia's long held love affair with Apple's iPhone, this is a milestone of some note.

The drivers for this are given as lower cost devices, more choice in devices and responsive design across platforms (you don't have to build and maintain multiple versions). With Apple releasing one phone per annum and the need to now respond to smaller tablets entering the market, it will be interesting to see these same figures in a year's time.

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