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    Google Maps update enables food ordering from app

    November 1st, 2016

    An update to Google Maps on iOS allows users to order food from their favourite restaurants directly from the app. “For instance, if you search for a restaurant that works with one of the major online delivery services like GrubHub or EatStreet, you’ll see a new ‘Place an order’ option in the details of the location,” 9to5mac reports. “Tapping on that option will direct you to the website of the delivery service and allow you to quickly place an order.” The availability of this feature varies per country.

    Google unveils Nexus live cases with NFC

    April 15th, 2016

    Google has unveiled a series of phone cases that interact with Nexus phones using NFC and enable users to customize their home screen with an animated wallpaper. More

    Google ‘shut down’ beacon project

    September 2nd, 2015

    A Google service called Google Here that would send notifications via Google Maps and beacons in participating stores was shut by CEO Larry Page this year. “The launch included partnerships with retailers including Starbucks,” Fortune reports. “People familiar with the project say it was shut down for two reasons; Google Here was potentially too invasive, and the company wasn’t sure if many retailers would want it.”

    Google introduces Eddystone, a new open format for BLE beacons

    July 15th, 2015

    Google has introduced an open format for Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) beacons that is designed to address the shortcomings of existing beacon services and is compatible with both Android and iOS devices. More

    Android L to offer wide range of new features for mobile payments and commerce

    June 26th, 2014

    The next generation of Android, unveiled at the Google I/O developer conference, will offer mobile payments, banking and commerce providers a wide range of new functions. Android L includes support for BLE’s peripheral mode, tighter… More

    Google confirms commitment to NFC with new Google Wallet app

    September 17th, 2013

    Google has released a new version of Google Wallet that will allow anyone with an Android device running version 2.3 ‘Gingerbread’ or higher to store loyalty cards and offers on their mobile phone as well… More

    Google Maps asks for NFC

    October 21st, 2011

    The latest version of Google Maps for Android, available today, now asks for user permission to ‘control NFC’ upon installation. The new permission, reports Droid Matters, “Allows an application to communicate with near field communication (NFC) tags, cards, and readers.”

    NXP launches NFC car key

    June 22nd, 2011

    NXP has launched a single-chip solution for use in multifunction NFC-enabled car keys. The NCF2970 KeyLink Lite enables car keys to be connected to external NFC-compatible devices such as mobile phones, tablets and laptops and… More

    Geo RTD links NFC to sat nav and mapping apps

    June 16th, 2011

    The new tag data format will allow NFC phone users to access location-based information without having to go online. More