News about Check-in and NFC.
May 21st, 2013
Norwegian convenience store chain Narvesen has launched an NFC sticker based loyalty program across all of its 250 stores in Latvia, and the company has told NFC World that mobile payments are a possibility in...
May 9th, 2013
Version 3.0 of Foursquare for Windows Phone 8 is now available, with support for NFC check-ins and sharing. The app also has an updated user interface that allows favourite people and venues to be pinned...
April 15th, 2013
Venues, or groups of friends, can use the system to choose what music should be played — based on the combined preferences of everyone present at the time.
March 4th, 2013
Users of the online city guide can take part in real world missions that let them collect rewards by visiting, say, three different art galleries in a six hour period or three participating bars in twelve hours.
February 13th, 2013
Customers of The Cavendish Arms pub in Stockwell, London, can tap their NFC phones to tags located around the premises to get special offers. Each tap sends a message to their Facebook friends and Twitter followers, telling them they are at the pub and detailing any events taking place at the venue that night.
December 18th, 2012
In a blog post entitled "Looking Ahead to 2013", PayPal president David Marcus sets out his "thought starters, perhaps predictions, for 2013" — and at the top of the four-point list is "NFC will fail...
July 11th, 2012
The iTravel patent covers the use of an NFC-enabled iPhone for buying an airline ticket, checking in baggage and passing through security.
June 22nd, 2012
The handset maker has teamed up with events promoter Kilimanjaro Live to replace traditional tickets with contactless wristbands that provide access to the events and can be linked to ticket holders' social media profiles.
June 13th, 2012
Sets of five TecTiles can be ordered online or bought in store for US$14.99 from all four major US carriers and can be used to program a variety of NFC-initiated functions. "Most of the tag types you make will work on nearly all phones which have NFC hardware," says Samsung.
June 12th, 2012
Video coverage of the launch of Apple's first mobile wallet app shows how it will enable developers to build mobile barcode-based ticketing, stored value, loyalty card and coupon apps for today's iPhones — and hints at how these apps could migrate to NFC in the future.
June 6th, 2012
Two 7-Eleven convenience stores in the New York area are testing standalone NFC kiosks to encourage shoppers to check in and collect offers and discount coupons when they visit. The kiosks, from Solekai Systems and...
May 21st, 2012
NCR has launched NCR Express Key, a hotel check-in kiosk that lets guests who have checked in online or via a mobile phone collect their room key without queuing at reception. The kiosk allows guests...
May 1st, 2012
BlackBerry NFC phone users can now check into locations via NFC, as well as share places and tips with each other and Android NFC phone users, with the addition of NFC support to the BlackBerry...
April 23rd, 2012
The luxury car maker has worked with hotel key card specialist VingCard to develop a way for drivers to book a hotel room from their car, download their room key to an NFC-enabled car key and receive special offers available just to BMW drivers.
April 12th, 2012
Identive has added window stickers and magnets to its range of NFC tags. The window stickers have a concealed NFC inlay and can be printed in colour on the front and back, so they look...
February 27th, 2012
Visitors to the BlackBerry stand at this week's Mobile World Congress can use their NFC phone, or an RFID card provided by RIM, to share information collected at 'Like Stations' on Twitter and Facebook. RIM...
February 24th, 2012
NXP is to showcase NFC applications from six partners at its booth at the Mobile World Congress next week: Part of the booth will be transformed into an NFC-based café. This, NXP partner Narian Technologies...
February 23rd, 2012
ID systems specialist Morpho is to show off NFC solutions in a virtual airport terminal at the Mobile World Congress. The demonstration, using products from Morpho's SIMply NFC Evolution family, starts with a traveler ordering...
February 10th, 2012
Social check-in service Foursquare has upgraded its Android app to include support for version 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, adding features that work with the Android Beam NFC P2P service. The upgrade means that users with...
January 26th, 2012
Enterprising developers have come up with a 'LikeBelt', an NFC-enabled belt buckle that can register Facebook 'likes' or check-ins with a thrust of the wearer's hips. The humorous concept, essentially a Nexus S handset with...