NFC is suddenly in news everywhere ,almost with every new major mobile or tablet launch the feature is expected to be in there .The recent announcement of Apple iPhone 4S and also lack of NFC in it disappointed techies across the globe.NFC has many uses as a technology. But the one that has pushed it into the spotlight lately is as an enabler of the mobile wallet.The recent launch of Google Wallet has further proves it .However there are concerns as how secure it is.
In contrasting news that show how technology varies in developed and in developing countries ,here is a classic example. In the recent drive to empower the farmers, there has been the launch of a new mobile-empowered kisan card system. This system is made for helping the farmers as well as other members of the agricultural community to have access to cashless transactions, with their stock providers
However on the other side of the Globe ,Financial services giant Visa confirms it will launch its Near Field Communications-enabled digital wallet platform in August or September of 2012, allowing consumers to make real-world and online purchases via smartphone. Now NFC is much more secure and reliable technology to be used .
When news about NFC technology started buzzing in internet circles and in blogging sites ,speculation of its use in various domains were made as we write lot of development in applications using NFC has been made. Paypal already showed how easy payments transfer can be used using NFC . (Read Paypal using NFC ). Not to lag behind and realizing the market this can be in future , Goggle came with its own app Google Wallet.
Google Wallet is a mobile payment system developed by Google that allows its users to store credit cards, loyalty cards, and gift cards among other things, as well as redeeming sales promotions on their mobile phone.Google Wallet uses near field communication to “make secure payments fast and convenient by simply tapping the phone on any PayPass-enabled terminal at checkout.