WAKEFIELD, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The NFC Forum, a non-profit industry association that advances the use of Near Field Communication (NFC) technology, will hold a special event for software developers on Friday, March 21 in San Francisco, at the Hyatt Fisherman's Wharf. Developers from all industries are invited to attend and discover where NFC technology and the "Internet of Things" are headed in 2014. Advance registration is required.
The "Spotlight for Developers" brings together top names in mobile devices, consumer electronics, software, and wireless technology. The event showcases NFC integration in innovative new products, services, vertical markets, and software, leading to valuable new opportunities for developers. Presenters are leading authorities on smartphone platforms, including Android™, Blackberry® 10 OS, and Windows Phone™.
"With over 500 million NFC devices in the market this year, the development and deployment of fresh, new applications will drive expansion of the NFC ecosystem, and stimulate business and consumer demand," said Koichi Tagawa, chairman of the NFC Forum. "The Spotlight for Developers is as much an opportunity for NFC Forum members to learn from the developer community as it is a chance to share our expertise and the latest NFC products."
The "Spotlight for Developers" program includes:
- NFC in Action – a look at how NFC technology is currently improving the lives of consumers -- and the bottom lines of businesses -- across several industries, such as air travel & transportation, consumer electronics, and health care
- Technical Specifications -- NFC Forum experts will walk through the most up-to-date technical specifications for developing NFC-supported applications
- Product Showcase -- hands-on looks at the latest products from NFC Forum member companies and attendees
- Attendee Lightning Talks – an opportunity for developers to share their ideas with major players in the NFC space, as well as with peers. Those interested can sign up when registering.
- Networking – ample time for making connections with others, over lunch or at the post-program Happy Hour
Attendance at the NFC Forum Spotlight for Developers is open to all application developers and those interested in learning more about the latest developments in NFC, from the organization driving standards. At the conclusion of the event, all attendees will receive a custom NFC Forum Developer's Kit to enable them to start working on their own applications. Cost for the event, including lunch, is $75 for non-members of the Forum.
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About Near Field Communication Technology
NFC technology makes life easier and more convenient for consumers around the world by making it simpler to make transactions, exchange digital content, and connect electronic devices with a touch. A standards-based connectivity technology, NFC harmonizes today's diverse contactless technologies, enabling current and future solutions in areas such as access control, consumer electronics, health care, information collection and exchange, loyalty and coupons, payments, and transport. NFC technology is supported by the world's leading communication device manufacturers, semiconductor producers, network operators, IT and services companies, and financial services organizations. NFC is compatible with hundreds of millions of contactless cards and readers already deployed worldwide.
About the NFC Forum
The NFC Forum (http://www.nfc-forum.org) was launched as a non-profit industry association in 2004 by leading mobile communications, semiconductor, and consumer electronics companies. The Forum's mission is to advance the use of Near Field Communication technology by developing specifications, ensuring interoperability among devices and services, and educating the market about NFC technology. The Forum's 190 global member companies currently are developing specifications for a modular NFC device architecture, and protocols for interoperable data exchange and device-independent service delivery, device discovery, and device capability. The NFC Forum's Sponsor members, which hold seats on the Board of Directors, include leading players in key industries around the world. The Sponsor members are: Broadcom Corporation, Google, Inc., Intel, MasterCard Worldwide, NEC, Nokia, NXP Semiconductors, Qualcomm, Renesas Electronics Corporation, Samsung, Sony Corporation, STMicroelectronics, and Visa Inc.
This press release is an independent publication of the NFC Forum, and it has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Blackberry, Google, Inc., or Microsoft Corporation.
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