NFC is all the rage these days – but how many of us really know what NFC-enabled devices are capable of?
RRW has a good brief overview of NFC – “NFC in 2011: What’s NFC, and Why do I care?”
NFC is a term you’re going to start hearing a lot more of this year, but many out there don’t know what it means or only have a vague idea. Some equate the term only with mobile payments and mobile wallet initiatives, thinking that NFC is just for making purchases with a phone at the point of sale.
But NFC, or near field communication, as it’s called, is more than that. It’s a technology that is poised to change every aspect of your mobile life from exchanging business cars to “checking in” via location-based apps like Foursquare and, yes, even entirely replacing your wallet’s contents, including credit and debit cards, cash, coupons and more.