Support for Near Field Communications (NFC – Wikipedia, NFC Forum) was added this week to the WebWorks-Community-APIs repository. The work comes from Martin Woolley and John Murray, in the DevRel team.
Martin and John are also authors for a series of three articles on the topic:
- NFC Primer for Developers
- Reading and Writing NFC Smart Tags
- NDEF Tag Reading from WebWorks Applications
A number of recent RIM announcements have addressed the importance of NFC support in BlackBerry smartphones. See for instance, this press release from October 26th, 2011.
I hope to find time next week to post a more detailed piece expanding on the new functionality.