NearBytes, a NFC Alternative for SmartPhones, Launch SDK

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NearBytes has developed a new communication by proximity technology based on sound with features similar to NFC (Near Field Communication) that can be used on any Android/iOS legacy smartphone available today. An SDK (Software Development Kit) was launched on May the 27th on their website, where application developers wanting to communicate between devices can sign up.

Any iOS/Android smartphone on the market today can now communicate by proximity.

NearBytes is a patented technology, and has many advantages compared to other systems.

List of features:
-Perfect for small amounts of data;
-Allows communication between devices that are close to each other;
-Uses sound to encrypt, send and receive data.

-Simple - requires no special hardware or capability;
-Reliable - devices don't even need to be online, or have GPS enabled;
-Robust - works in noisy places;
-Universal - will run on practically any Android/iOS SmartPhone out there;
-Safe - sound degradation and other safety features guard against interference.

“NearBytes is the go-to technology for proximity data transfer in Apps and Games because it’s relevant right now,” said Marcelo Ramos, CTO of NearBytes.

NearBytes can be used in all sorts of applications and games that currently, or plan on using NFC, such as mobile payments, promotional coupons, customized check-ins and more. Also NearBytes is offering very inclusive licensing models based on actual use. Developers can imbed the technology and will only have to pay for real use within their applications and games, and then only over the 50,000 threshold.

“NearBytes is a great fit for apps or games that involve exchanging small amounts of data, like e-wallets, loyalty and mileage apps, contact sharing, vending machine payment systems, sign-in and turnstile apps, trading cards type games and so forth. An added advantage is that none of the smartphones have to be online - just close up when exchanging data,” explained Marcelo.

NFC is still not a universal standard:
-NFC adoption has not followed the projections made two years ago;
-Many high-end devices are shipping without the NFC chip;
-Almost no legacy SmartPhones have the NFC chip.
“Any app based on NFC will take several years to become mainstream. NearBytes makes all those apps that are waiting for NFC available right now, giving them a headstart of several years in the market,” explains Marcelo.

Taking part of the NearBytes Beta Program is very simple. Developers can register to test and use NearBytes, and can publish applications and games today. The NearBytes Dev area has comprehensive documentation and tutorials, that makes including the NearBytes SDK in iOS and Android games and apps a snap. There`s also a forum for help and tips from the developer community.

Located in Rio de Janeiro, RJ/Brazil, NearBytes was founded in 2011. It developed and patented a proximity communication technology based on sound waves. It's currently launching a mobile communication SDK that will be a viable alternative to NFC, and also an aunthentication method (TSM) for credit transactions. Copyright (C) 2013 NearBytes. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. All other trademarks and trade names are the property of their respective owners.

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