Introducing WristCoin: Our NFC Solution for Events and Venues
The developers behind TapTrack are excited to announce our newest venture, WristCoin. WristCoin is a closed-loop cashless event system that uses NFC technology to enable secure and contactless transactions through wearable devices. This technology creates a seamless customer experience, eliminating the need for cash or cards and reducing wait times while improving the overall experience for guests and organizers. WristCoin is the ideal solution for events and venues of all sizes, from small gatherings to large festivals. Our wearable devices [...]
WITH IOS 12 APPLE HAS DONE ITS PART, NFC ENTHUSIASTS NEED TO DO OURS
Sept 13, 2018 New Features in CoreNFC CoreNFC was updated in iOS 12 to include two new highly impactful and desired features. For marketers wanting to leverage NFC to push content, the day has finally come where no app is required to scan an NFC tag on an iPhone. For developers wanting to use NFC to trigger actions in their apps, CoreNFC now includes background tag reading that can notify third party apps that an NFC tag has been scanned which matches a specified domain.
IPHONES DON’T IDENTIFY UNIQUE NFC TAGS
June 30, 2017 Since reading a tag’s unique identifier (UID) or other hardware characteristics of NFC tags cannot be done with the beta release of CoreNFC, all anti-cloning measures at the developer’s disposal are precluded. The concept of tag originality and reading a UID are related since both naive and advanced anti-cloning measures involve using it in some way. The decision to not allow developers to access the UID is discussed in this article.
IPHONES WON’T YET AUTOMATICALLY DISCOVER TAGS
June 23, 2017 Apple will be playing a far more prominent role in determining how its customers use NFC when compared to Google which takes a far more open approach. There are two areas of NFC integration Apple is choosing, so far, not to leave in the hands of app developers. The first is tag discovery and the second is anti-cloning measures used to validate that a tag is not a clone. This first article will discuss tag discovery, the next will focus on anti-cloning measures Apple may want to implement within iOS.
USING NFC TO MAKE A VISUAL PHONEBOOK
Apr 24, 2017 So you’ve finally bitten the bullet, you had to get Grandma and Grandpa smartphones, and it’s really not going well. The contacts app is confusing, they don’t like using a touchscreen, and they keep accidentally calling the wrong person or opening Angry Birds when they’re trying to make a phone call. Let’s face it, smartphones are really designed to be “smart” first and phones second, which is troublesome when you grew up with phones that were just phones, and all you want your “phone” to do is make phonecalls!
THE FORGOTTEN NTAG2015
Apr 2017 Recently, there has been an uptick of interest in the NTAG215 chip due to its use in products such as Nintendo’s Amiibo figurines. The NTAG215 is a fairly uncommon tag from consumer retailers, but here at TapTrack, we’ve worked with it quite a bit in our business-to-business solutions, and have sold it as part of our tag evaluation kits for quite a while. While the rest of this post will simply describe the NTAG215 and why it’s less common than other tags, if you’re on this page simply because you’re interested in purchasing NTAG215s, please click the link below to order some: