Anders Andersen, Randi Karlsen, NFC Experiments in the NFC City Project, NIK: Norsk Informatikkonferanse, 2012, pp. 247-250, ISSN 1892-0713.
In the NFC city project some initial experiments with context sensitive social networking applications have been performed. These experiments explore how Near Field Communication (NFC) technology can contribute to improve the overall functionality and user experience of such applications. The outcome of these experiments is a set of tools, libraries, and new applications that demonstrates the usefulness of NFC technology. NFC (Near Field Communication) tries to harmonize today’s diverse contact-less technologies, enabling current and future solutions like access control, ticketing, payment, loyalty programs, discount coupons, and information collection and exchange. By utilizing existing technologies to provide NFC services within ticketing, payment and physical access, the project will create an arena where services from different providers can run independently and with good usability on the same mobile handsets. In this context these initial NFC experiments with context sensitive social networking applications have been performed. The applications are implemented for the Android mobile platform communicating with servers running on traditional computer.