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Posted by Seth PlanckAugust 18th, 2011 at 9:26 AM Filed Under Galleries, Latest News
UPM RFID and SimpleNFC launch TapThatTag Android app which helps users select the exact NFC tag they need effortlessly
UPM RFID and SimpleNFC (the company behind CustomerIn) have launched an Android app called TapThatTag that teaches users all about NFC tags. The two active companies in the NFC space have got together and launched a new Android app that allows users to pick the exact NFC tag they need for a specific project. When it comes to NFC tags, it can be a mine field to know what you need. There are NFC tags designed for indoor use, NFC tags designed for outdoor use and different NFC tags for stickers and smartposters. That just covers a few areas of NFC tags and doesn’t even touch on memory size, whether the tag is rewritable, whether an admin can lock the data on the tag, or even whether the data needs to be encoded at the factory and then remains unwritable from that point on. As an emerging industry, NFC tags have spawned different tags for different environments with different capabilities in different use cases. Okay, I think we’ve made our point that unless you are used to dealing with NFC tags, it can be a little confusing picking the right tag for a specific job. TapThatTag app guides you through the process.
Posted by Seth PlanckJune 07th, 2011 at 4:03 PM Filed Under Latest News, Videos
How to turn your non NFC phone into a NFC-enabled phone
So you have heard about Google Wallet and Visa PayWave and are stuck in a contract for the next two years and find yourself wondering how you can turn your non NFC phone into a NFC-enabled phone. Well, it turns out that there are a few options in the market place. Out of the three options, two do not involve you selling your soul to your wireless carrier, which we consider is a good thing, right? The options available take different approaches to allowing you to turn your non NFC phone into a NFC-enabled phone including Micro SD memory cards, NFC Stickers & NFC sim cards. Off hand we can’t think of a mobile phone that wouldn’t fit into one of those categories so without further ado lets look at NFC Micro SD cards.