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Posted by Seth PlanckSeptember 01st, 2011 at 5:13 PM Filed Under Latest News
Research and Markets and ARChart predicts 588 million will be using NFC payments and services by 2015
Research and Markets have released their latest NFC study that looks at digital money and the convergence of contactless card and mobile payments. NFC is picking up pace and people are undoubtedly becoming more aware of the technology and certain aspects of how their lives can be impacted. Our last post indicated how ubiquitous NFC is becoming in the minds of the general public and how the benefits are finally starting to outweigh the security concerns. NFC, however, is still a nascent technology in terms of real world deployment, and which business models will finally prevail and where the gaps in the market still need some meta views of the current industry.
Posted by Seth PlanckAugust 04th, 2011 at 1:43 PM Filed Under Latest News, Press Release
Biometric fingerprint sensor SDK for Android, just add NFC phone with a sensor?
Have you been looking for a fingerprint sensor SDK for your Android apps? Biometrics are the way we are going to protect our NFC mobile wallets, on our NFC phone and it seems that everyone but the OEMs realizes this. The leader in biometric fingerprint sensor software, AuthenTec, has just upped the ante and given app developers the opportunity to add fingerprint sensor authentication to their apps. AuthenTec has been busy lately – just yesterday, we saw the firm get together with NXP and DeviceFidelity to complete a biometric NFC payment and now they have another announcement. AuthenTec has launched an SDK for Android developers to add biometric fingerprint sensor authentication to their apps with the use of their fingerprint sensor SDK.
“With the proliferation of Android smartphones,we see a tremendous opportunity for developers to apply their creativity to applications that leverage the convenience and security of AuthenTec fingerprint sensors. Developers now have a platform to create truly unique apps for the newest input device for smartphones –fingerprint sensors –and open a new world of features.,” said Art Stewart, AuthenTec Vice President of Smart Sensor Solutions. “We look forward to partnering with the developer community to offer what we expect to be a growing base of fingerprint-enabled Android smartphones an exciting portfolio of apps that leverage the personalization and security functionality of our sensors for remote access, games, personalized apps and other features that have yet to be imagined.”