Last Updated: June 24th, 2013

For consumers, NFC is an extremely useful tool for making like easier. It can be used for everything from simple task automation to quick Bluetooth pairing and tap-to-pay transactions. For developers, it can be a way to bring new life to an application, create something different, or just simplify an existing offering. Of course, in order to incorporate any newly adopted technology into an application, the developer has to learn the ins and outs, as well as any limitations that could cause issues.

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  1. Cvitan Grguricin
  2. Juan Pablo Prado
  3. Stud Muffler
  4. Geir-Kristian Melbo
  5. Masangip
  6. Alexander Jovanov
  7. Nix Siow
  8. Aseem Chawla
  9. Alexander Fuchs
  10. Scott Hardy


If you're one such dev looking to learn how to use NFC in your app, we've teamed up with Wrox to offer 10 copies of Professional NFC Application Development for Android. This book is designed for the experienced Android programmer who's looking to learn more about NFC, and has been described as "one of the first practical guides for developing NFC Apps for Android." In other words, if you have an app and want to see what NFC's all about, this book's for you.

A practical guide to developing and deploying Near Field Communication (NFC) applications

There has been little practical guidance available on NFC programming, until now. If you're a programmer or developer, get this unique and detailed book and start creating apps for this exciting technology. NFC enables contactless mobile communication between two NFC-compatible devices. It's what allows customers to pay for purchases by swiping their smartphones with Google Wallet, for example. This book shows you how to develop NFC applications for Android, for all NFC operating modes: reader/writer, peer-to-peer, and card emulation.

The book starts with the basics of NFC technology, an overview of the Android OS, and what you need to know about the SDK tools. It then walks you through all aspects of NFC app development, including SE programming. You'll find all you need to create an app, including functioning, downloadable code and a companion website with additional content. Valuable case studies help you understand each operating mode in clear, practical detail.

  • Shows programmers and developers how to develop Near Field Communication (NFC) applications for Android, including Secure Element (SE) programming
  • Expert authors are NFC researchers who have a deep knowledge of the subject
  • Covers app development in all NFC operating modes: reader/writer, peer-to-peer, and card emulation
  • Includes valuable case studies that showcase several system design and analysis methods, such as activity diagram, class diagram, UML, and others

Professional NFC Application Development for Android offers the clear, concise advice you need to create great applications for this emerging and exciting technology.

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Cameron Summerson
Cameron is a self-made geek, Android enthusiast, horror movie fanatic, musician, and cyclist. When he's not pounding keys here at AP, you can find him spending time with his wife and kids, plucking away on the 6-string, spinning on the streets, or watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on repeat.

  • Pattmyn

    Never Forget Cupcake

  • Jonathan Mallett

    Would be good for me. Just finished my thesis on NFC Ticketing over Peer-to-Peer :)

  • Alberto Giudice

    Nasty Fried Chicken

  • John Lamano

    not for cowards

  • jayray73

    Nice For Collections

  • Victor Manuel Cruz Reyes

    What else could NFC stand for?
    Not Fan of Cards.

  • Malcolm D’souza

    Netherlands Fried Chicken.

  • Yassine

    Never Fake Clever

  • Jerome

    Non-Fiber Carbohydrate !

  • Thomas

    National Football Conference !

  • gmplr831

    Near Fire Commodity

  • Brian Byron De Guzman

    New Fast Connectivity

  • bobygk

    I love some of the entries here...very creative!
    My entries - New Feature to Code; Never Forbid Contact; Never Favored Contact

  • Martin Holička

    Near Field Communication

  • John

    NonFickle Communications

  • Muhammed Kashif-Reynald Panos

    National Federation of Communication

  • PG King

    Come on, be honest, how many of you wanted to say NO FAT CHICKS!?
    Me too... ;)
    Cheers AP & Wrox!

  • Ela Uka

    wanna win it

  • Michael Buck

    NFC...oh, doesn't that mean Nexus For Cyanogen? Or perhaps Nothing's Free Cathy...I guess I need a FREE BOOK to help educte me fast!

  • Nix Siow

    Newly Fantastic Conjuring.

  • Curtis Massey

    Geeks Rule!

  • Raman Kamboj

    Non Fiction Character

  • Deborah


  • Живко Јанкулоски


  • Muhd Faiz Farhan

    Not For Children

  • Ken Lee

    NFC = Near Field Communication
    I believe that the NFC will be very popular.
    Because NFC will help users to easy connect the internet.
    So we can do a lot of things, just need more imagination.

  • nihith

    Need for communication!

  • gambaon

    Noodle Fried Chilli

  • debeloid

    neurofibromatosis focusing creditors

  • Alen Nik

    Neuro Field Communication

  • Kerem Ok

    News For Computers

  • Kostas

    Note from Cindy

  • David

    Not for children

  • Adrian Orta

    Near Future Completion

  • a8

    It will be good book for our library.

  • Harshal Patil

    NFC = Near Field Communication

  • Shaunak Guharay

    Will help me in developing my app.

    • Shaunak Guharay

      NFC could also stand for 'New facts of code'

  • Gekko

    Never Forget Creativity

  • ciasaboark

    Never Encourage Chickens

  • Derick Leony

    Neat Featured Contest ;)

  • Marcos Aruj

    National Football Commitee :D

  • Aseem Chawla

    NFC stands for 'Near Field Communication'. Yuo could also say: 'Nearly Fried Chicken'. Count me in for the giveaway!

  • Aseem Chawla

    OK. I just commented.

  • http://andreafalco.com/ Andrea

    I want to learn more about development of NFC enabled apps!!

  • Wanda Bergman

    Not For Consumption!