Pierre Forget • almost 12 years ago
usage of NFC
I presume that people will use the Mintchip if it's easy to use. When we make a payment, we don't want to fuss with pairing Bluetooth (if Bluetooth wants to connect...) with a passphrase.
It could be automated, but there is some security issues here, and this is why Blackberry doesn't give access to the API to do that.
Now, they just implemented NFC (Near Field Communication) in their new phones and OS and they are using it to generate an automated secure Bluetooth connection to complete the transfer or transaction. Cool!
You can check here:
But I don't want to replace my phone (Torch 9800) and I would need a computer which would accept the technology (or another phone) to program an application to use NFC (and the following automated Bluetooth connection).
And the Iphone doesn't even have the NFC technology yet.
So, can we submit a dummy application which would simulate such a transfer and would it be valid in the contest?
I have been banging my head to find an easy solution through Bluetooh or Wifi for the end user, but there don't seem to be any. Easy solution for me in my office is to connect a USB cable. But I don't see myself connecting a USB cable to a vending machine...
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