DeviceFidelity has announced that its In2Pay microSD format NFC devices can now be used in Android phones.
In2Pay already works with BlackBerry, iPhone, Windows and Symbian devices and is being tested extensively by Visa member banks in the US and in Turkey.
DeviceFidelity has also released an application programming interface (API) for Android that enables the development of mobile payment, enhanced mobile banking, over-the-air (OTA) provisioning, Mifare and couponing and loyalty applications.
"With a well defined application marketplace, and a steadily increasing user base, Android is an ideal platform for the In2Pay solution, allowing us to combine the openness of the Android OS with the flexibility of In2Pay," says the company's co-founder and COO Amitaabh Malhotra.
The company has also announced the availability of the In2Pay DFare Javacard API and applet, designed to enable mobile phone applications and TSM platforms to read and write to a Mifare section on an In2Pay microSD device. "This allows remote download, remote management and remote top-up of mobile transit applications as well as other value added services such as couponing, physical access control and identification on all supported smart phone platforms, including Android," says DeviceFidelity.
"We plan to bring the vision of a true mobile wallet even closer to reality as smart phone wallets enabled by our In2Pay microSD would now be able to contain not only credit/debit/prepaid cards but also transit cards, coupons, company access badge and your health club membership as well," Deepak Jain, CEO and co-founder of DeviceFidelity, explains. "This will enable the industry to create highly compelling business models for mobile transactions and thereby realize the full potential of NFC."