MoSync SDK Extends its NFC Capabilities to Any Capable Mobile Device

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Swedish mobile development tool company MoSync releases NFC-capability for Android development and future platforms. Developers working in the MoSync SDK can now be sure their own code is ready, not just for the fragment of models out there but for all future NFC-enabled platforms.

Developing NFC Applications using MoSync IDE and Google Galaxy Nexus

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We have opened up to create apps which use short-range radio. When more platforms and their devices extend their offerings to also include NFC, our developer customers will already have the code for running on those platforms without modifying anything.

Swedish mobile development tool company MoSync releases NFC-capability for Android development and future platforms. Developers working in the MoSync SDK can now be sure their own code is ready, not just for the fragment of models out there but for all future NFC-enabled platforms.

Today, only a small range of Android devices and a few Windows Phone 8 phones offer on-board near-field communication (NFC) sensing capabilities. This will change soon as many more device manufacturers and suppliers embrace this short-range radio technology. The NFC market is seeing immense growth in products and applications. More and more NFC-enabled devices are coming each month. To meet this demand, MoSync has now made it possible for any developer to write code that runs on current smartphones, even though most phones lack NFC capabilities today.

“We have opened up to create apps which use short-range radio. When more platforms and their devices extend their offerings to also include NFC, our developer customers will already have the code for running on those platforms without modifying anything, which will save them both time and money,” says Alex Jonsson, CTO at MoSync

More about the The MoSync NFC API
The MoSync NFC API allows any mobile application to share data, reading and writing, through the near field communication features of the smartphone it’s running on. This means that anyone can write applications that communicate with NFC tags, in accordance with the most recent protocols and standards (NDEF, IsoDep, Mifare Classic/Ultralight). This opens up for a whole range of possibilities for payment, personal identification, tracking, and similar close-proximity applications.

List of NFC-capable devices Nov 2012, courtesy of NFC World

About MoSync
MoSync is a leading provider of open-source tools for mobile and web developers to create native mobile apps for multiple platforms. MoSync was founded in Sweden and has been a pioneer in the industry since 2004. MoSync’s open-source Software Development Kit (SDK) and MoSync Reload enable mobile and web developers to build and compile apps for up to nine different mobile platforms with one single code base, using standard C/C++ or HTML5/JavaScript, or a combination of both to create hybrid apps.

MoSync was recognized in the Vision Mobile Report “Cross-Platform Developer Tools 2012” (pub. February 2012) as one of the top ten tools vendors and overall top one in terms of developer satisfaction ratings. For more information, please visit mosync.com

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