NXP, Trusted Logic open up NFC-Android API
April 21, 2010 // Peter Clarke
Dutch chip company NXP BV (Eindhoven, The Netherlands) and Trusted Logic SA (Paris, France) have announced the release of an open-source application programming interface to attach near-field communications to the Android software stack.
This will enable mobile phone users to access a new range of contactless applications such as mobile payments, transport and event ticketing as well as data sharing directly from their Android phones, the companies said. Opening this API to the community will enable application and service providers to develop their NFC applications with a standard framework as they did with the JSR 257 specification. This will drive the creation of compelling NFC applications by handset manufacturers and independent application developers alike.
The API has been released following consultation with various ecosystem partners, including mobile network operators, handset manufacturers and NFC controller providers.
An NFC Android stack based on the Open NFC API is now available from NXP and Trusted Logic. It provides a complete integration into the Android framework, comparable to the Bluetooth & Wi-Fi services already integrated in Android.
"This is the most complete Android proposal on the market. Our key partners in Android confirm this is a solid proposal and that release of this open NFC API is essential for a successful deployment of NFC applications," said Henri Ardevol, general manager secure transactions NXP, in a statement. "We are excited to contribute to this industry standard and are looking forward to propose a reference implementation above the Android Hardware Abstraction Layer to the Open Handset Alliance."
"With our second generation NFC Android API, our solution is mature enough to be broadly shared with all the players," said Philippe Dubois, general manager professional and consumer devices, Trusted Logic, in the same statement. "This allows each of them to propose further enhancements and contribute through the Apache License model. Application developers can also have access to our Android environment on PC and make use of the latest API version."
The API specification is accessible via a single mail request to NFCforAndroid@trusted-logic.com. An Apache License 2.0 model was selected in order to provide a legal framework to contributions.All news
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