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More than just a catchy phrase, the idea is that digital technology can be used to connect everything in the physical world to the web with smartphones acting as a universal remote to control our surroundings. The opportunities that this presents for brands were discussed by Evrythng’s Andy Hobsbawm and Diageo’s Venky Balakrishnan at Econsultancy’s JUMP New York event.
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The technology is most closely associated with mobiles phones—Google has added support for NFC in Android, and Samsung has NFC hardware in its Nexus S handset, while Apple is rumored to be adding NFC support to future iPhones. NFC is an evolution of the simple RFID technology employed in "contactless" payment systems such as MasterCard PayPass and Visa payWave. It's also similar to (and compatible with) the FeliCa system used widely in Asia for mobile payments and ticketing systems. In this article, we'll tell you what NFC is, how it works, and how it can be used.
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Designing websites for a (relatively) simple desktop browser is now only one part of web development, and web developers must adapt to the surge in popularity of the smaller, mobile format. So to help make sure this little transitional phase runs as smooth as possible, we’ve collated a list of top tips to ensure you’re fully prepared and equipped to take things mobile. Image: williamhook 1. Recognize The Difference Perhaps the most important thing to remember when designing for the mobile web is that it is a completely different format than that of the desktop browser. For example, lazy or slack coding that may go unnoticed on a large scale could be crucial when dealing with the much more concise mobile format. 2. A key principle to bear in mind is that when it comes to the mobile web, simple is always better. 3. 4. 5. 6. Open source app porting for BlackBerry, iPhone, WinMo etc.
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