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    SIMalliance transfers Open Mobile API to GlobalPlatform

    November 4th, 2016

    Trade association SIMalliance is transferring ownership of its Open Mobile API (OMAPI) specification to standards body GlobalPlatform. “The OMAPI Specification defines how mobile applications may access different secure elements (SEs), including the UICC and embedded secure elements (eSEs) in a mobile device,” SIMalliance says. “This most recent move by SIMalliance will ensure that the technical specification continues to evolve in line with the wider secure chip ecosystem.”

    SIMalliance updates OMAPI secure element specification

    February 15th, 2016

    SIMalliance has updated its Open Mobile API (OMAPI) specification, which sets out how mobile applications may access different secure elements on a mobile device and is mandated by EMVCo for mobile contactless payments. “A key update in v3.2 addresses requirements from ETSI (European Telecommunications Standards Institute) and GSMA to give the mobile application additional control to properly retrieve information from the secure element (SE),” the trade association says.

    SIMalliance updates OMAPI

    December 10th, 2014

    SIMalliance has published version 3.0 of its Open Mobile API Specification, bringing with it support for “every type of smartphone OS globally”. The specification sets out a standard way for mobile applications to access different secure elements — including SIM-based and embedded SEs —  within a mobile device and is currently implemented in more than 150 models of Android NFC smartphone.

    GlobalPlatform and SIMalliance team up on NFC apps

    January 4th, 2012

    GlobalPlatform and SIMalliance have announced they are to work together to create a standard way for mobile app developers to securely include calls to NFC secure elements from within their programs. The memorandum of understanding… More

    SIMalliance releases new version of Open Mobile API

    November 29th, 2011

    The new version of the Open Mobile API is designed to enable app developers to work easily with the secure elements in mobile phones — without needing specialist knowledge of how the technology works. More

    SIMalliance Open Mobile API provides access to secure elements

    April 8th, 2011

    Trade association SIMalliance has unveiled a specification for a standardised API which will improve the security of mobile phones and tablet computers, reducing the threat of identity theft. The Open Mobile API is designed to allow… More