Archive for the ‘m-Commerce’ Category
Barclays Pingit: your mobile number is your bank account
Written by NFC Admin Mittwoch, 12 September 2012 09:01
Already in Februray UK’s Barclaysbank introduce a service called Pingit. The concept behind this service is easily explained: Barcelay make a bank account out of your mobile phone number. After signing up you can used a mobile app or sms to send money to the MSISDN of another Barcleay customer. Barclay claims that in the first 3 month more that 10 Mio. GBP have been transferred using the service.
SimplyTapp for CyanogenMod: How it works
Written by NFC Admin Mittwoch, 5 September 2012 03:21
In CyanogenMod 9.1, Android customized aftermarkt firmware, NFC enthusiast will find a new feature for contactless payment: SimplyTapp. SimplyTapp is an application that provides users with a basic wallet to store prepaid cards of various merchants. The cards can be obtained over-the-air and payment is done thru PayPal.
Google Wallet 2.0: Any Credit/Debit Card on an Android
Written by NFC Admin Freitag, 3 August 2012 03:49
Google has released a new feature for their NFC payment solution Google Wallet. From today on you can put any credit or signature debit card into your virtual wallet and use it for contactless payment. Currently Google Wallet only supports cards issued in the US. In order to use this feature you require Google Wallet Version R75v6 or higher. And this is how it works:
How to read a contactless credit card such as Visa paywave or MasterCard paypass
Written by NFC Admin Montag, 2 April 2012 08:21
RFID enabled creditcards such as MasterCard paypass or Visa paywave have been in the news in the recent time due to the Forbes article on cloning of RFID creditcards as well as the Analysis from viaForensics. The vulnerably of these types of cards is not new. Already in 2006 researchers were able to read creditcard data form such cards as shown by the RSA labs. So far the reading of such cards was demonstrated with creditcard reads such as Vivopay or Verifone Terminals. Thru a new Android app reading of RFID creditcard is now possible for everyone with an NFC enabled phone.
BIPA’s NFC Loyalty pilot
Written by NFC Admin Donnerstag, 1 März 2012 12:49
In November 2011 T-Mobile and REWE’s Pharmacy Store Chain BIPA announced the pilot to test an NFC enabled loyalty schema. The BIPA-Card is a wide spread loyalty card for the customers of the store chain similar to other customer cards of the REWE family like the “Friends of Merkur” card or the “Billa Vorteilscard”. Currently those cards shop a simple barcode with is scanned at the POS and therefore the customer received special reward points and discounts.
NFC Card for Germany
Written by NFC Admin Mittwoch, 4 Januar 2012 07:46
Germany’s Sparkassen are already in an extended phase in their NFC project, issuing contactless cards and putting according terminals into the market. The plan is to issue about 16 Mio. Cards till August 2012. Currently the project is in a pilot phase with merchants situated in the area of Hannover, Braunschweig, Wolfsburg. The NFC card can be use for payments at the POS as well as for automated vending.
PayPal pilots NFC payment in Sweden
Written by NFC Admin Donnerstag, 29 Dezember 2011 06:47
According to different sources (mobilepaymentstoday.com, computerworld.ch, mobilecommercedaily.com) PayPal has launched an NFC pilot in Sweden. The payment method will be accepted at two Stockholm retailers: sports equipment provider Alpingaraget and electronics outlet Webhallen.
Cutting edge mobile app for Easybank and BAWAG/PSK
Written by NFC Admin Donnerstag, 22 Dezember 2011 03:07
Austria’s largest direct bank easybank and BAWAG/PSK launched their mobile banking apps for Android and iOS today. Both apps come with a sophisticated user interfaces as well as all neccessary banking features required by the customer. The apps have a playful approach in order to lift mobile banking experience to a next level.
Car2Go starts in Vienna with contactless technology made in Austria.
Written by NFC Admin Dienstag, 13 Dezember 2011 11:10
Daimler’s mobility provider Car2Go launched in Vienna on Dec 6th. The company provides 300 Smart-For-2 for the city of Vienna. Only Member Card holders can use the cars. The member card is actually a Mifare DESFire Card. Therefore the cars have an on-board unit containing a contactless reader and a GPRS Modem that is connected to the communication bus system of the car. Using the Member Card, the doors of the car are unlocked.
NFC Geldkarte – broken by design?
Written by NFC Admin Sonntag, 11 Dezember 2011 05:28
The Union of German’s Sparkassen (Deutsche Sparkassen- und Giroverband; DSGV) currently is in the middle of huge NFC project. The plan is to start rolling out 45 Mio. NFC enabled bankcards to customers in mid 2012.
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