Apple is expected to widely expand the NFC abilities of iPhones beyond Apple Pay in iOS 11, through opening the feature up to developers.
As is usual with Apple, the NFC on the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus will initially not be opened up to developers. Many people were hoping that we would see some interesting uses for the new addition to the iPhone, but that seems to be impossible, at least […]
GustPay, the Stellenbosch based mobile payments startup recently held their second successful cashless event. The event, that followed the first music festival to combine NFC wristband payments with mobile phone payments, was held to refine their Event Intelligence product and to celebrate the launch of Gust Pay for BlackBerry and Gust […]
Everyone and their gran has a mobile payment startup from Square to Paypal to Google to everyone. The logic is why carry your cellphone and wallet when you can just carry the cell and pay for everything. You know what I think about this: it‘s a dumb idea. Why Saul, […]
South African banks and retailers are likely to be slow to adopt near-field communications (NFC) technology for mobile payments because of the high costs of installing point-of-sale terminals and other enabling infrastructure. That’s the word from Tim Walter, Executive Head of Marketing at Nashua Mobile, who says that there is little […]
US customers of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus has had access to Google’s NFC based Google Wallet service, which enables instant contactless payments. Google Wallet works with a simple PIN code that is stored on the phone, in order to enable the NFC payment features on the phone, which is connected […]
BlackBerry Tag, which will be incorporated in the next BlackBerry 7 OS update, will allow users to share contact information, documents, URLs, photos and other multimedia content by simply tapping their BlackBerry smartphones together.
The idea is pretty simple – instead of carrying several cards like credit cards, loyalty cards etc, your phone will store virtual versions of these cards, and enable you to pay (and get relevant loyalty point) using your phone’s built in Near Field Communications Chip (NFC).