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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  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.

  • DennisHeffernan

    Negative Fragmentation Compiler. No, I don't know what that would actually DO. :-)

  • Trevor Colt

    National Fornication Competition

  • Casey Borders

    I've always wanted to know more about NFC developement.

  • Mihir Chheda

    Looks quite helpful!

  • Casey Borders

    Near Field Communication.

  • Ben

    Non Figurable Cup

  • Stud Muffler

    National Football Conference

  • Rob

    Looks good

  • Nelson Wasiuk

    NFC its the future. I wanna learn this!!

  • Loic Lacomme

    Nucleo Fluoro Cyanide

  • Kamal

    Near field communication

  • amugofjava

    I would love to learn how to develop with NFC rather than just playing with pre-built apps.

  • Loic Lacomme

    Nevada Fried Chicken

  • josh


  • Jeffrey Smith

    NFC's Freakin' Cool. (recursive acronym)

  • Bruno Silva Manoel

    Never Fight Chimps

  • Wessie Emmert

    Neurologically Fragmented Cybernetics

  • Juan Pablo Prado

    Not Far Communication

  • Thomas Dussan

    NFC- Never Fight Chipmunks

  • Shelbz

    I'd love to be able to incorporate NFC into my apps.
    No Fat Costumes

  • Wajid


  • Alexander Fuchs

    Not for camping

  • Ujjobbágy Attila

    Near field communications, automate your life.

  • Kamal

    Nuclear Fuel Complex

  • Kamal

    National Finance Corporation

  • Scott Warner

    Nuts For Chipmunks

  • Ali Salman

    non fruit cocktail

  • Robert

    Not Funny Chumps :D

  • http://www.facebook.com/shantanu.sj6 Shantanu Joshi

    Not For Children

  • Raloc

    Never fix computers.

  • Lucas Ucciferri

    it would be nice to get my hands on this :D

  • Ian Kavanagh

    Now Fast Chats

  • DavidW

    NFC: Neptune's First Child.

  • Frank Urbanski

    Not For Cyclopses

  • Scott Hardy

    narcissistic ferromagnetic carpenter

  • Outrager

    No Finger Connections

  • Andy Stetson

    Naval Fleet Commander

  • Dmitry Lev Ari


  • Henrique Melissopoulos

    Unfortunately I read it very often with my old Android:

    Not for Cupcake :/

  • pula

    NFC: not fuckin cool

  • pula

    nfc: not fuckin cool

  • Kieron Quinn

    Normal finger cimmunications

  • Fabio

    Nice Files Conveyance

  • Mark Dixon

    Nervous frogs croak!

  • Fernando Prieto


  • Marty Ballard

    While you're waiting to win this book go ahead and download my newest app, FenceLert. It uses Geofencing!


  • Andy Pumbien

    Near Field Communication

  • Kilgore Trout

    Near Field Communication (...or Nuclear Fuel Complex)

  • http://mp3pintyo.blogspot.hu/ Pintér Zsolt

    NFC it is the feature, many many land use.

  • David Margolin

    NFC is Not For Canadians

  • Spence Southard

    Not Far Correspondence

  • Eric Soriano

    Would love to win this for the devs in our office.

    Dallas Cowboys: This year's National Football Conference champs

  • Andy_in_Indy

    No Freakin' Connectors
    Not F***ing Censored!
    Nice For Communication
    Raw Potato wedges (Non Fried Chips!)
    New From China!

  • Andrew

    Nearly Forgotten Capability

  • dante sparda

    new fine cool :D

  • will

    never fear conquer

  • Johnathan Perkins

    Non Functional Computers

  • TechAsh

    Nobody F**king Cares. It certainly seems that way, there aren't that many actually useful things that use it at the moment.

  • Kanarico

    Nice Fake Cups

  • Aleksandar

    No Fucking Chance

  • Jak

    Never For Cats

  • Pedro Pina

    No Falo Chino

  • icyrock1

    Not For Christmas

  • R F

    Nice Friendly Chihuahua

  • Rol

    NFC! Amazing! Want one!

  • Agusti Bau

    Need For Chips

  • Endro Kustono

    Near Field Communication

    Nuclear Fuel Complex

  • Raphael Dexter

    Ninja Fancy Cherry

  • TJ

    Not For Cybermen

  • Rushil Perera

    Never For Calls! NFC!

  • Dimitris Manargias

    No Fucking Chance

  • sam45

    Naughty Fake Computers

  • Mihir Chheda

    New Flourishing Company!

  • Bogdan

    No Funny Comedians

  • Shubham

    Nuclear Fusion Computer. :D

  • Ben Lee

    Nasty Fat Cat

  • Martin Ockovsky

    New Fluffy Coc...Clock

  • darkmuck

    awesome book

  • Hary Ayala

    I want this ^_^

  • Yuku Sugianto

    NFC field communication

  • chickaholic

    New Flexible Concrete (and a great foundation for development!)

  • cb

    Never Front and Center!

  • Wendy_VA

    Notice Fantastic Changes . . . when incorporating NFC in one's app.

  • Maxwell Kozlov

    Not For Cavemen

  • Sam Monty

    New Formidable Competitor

  • Nick

    New For Champion

  • Navinthran Govindasamy

    Near Field CommunicatioN

    NFC=Nintendo Family Computer

  • blahmoomoo

    New Frosty Cola

  • avataranjie

    No Fried Chicken

  • BooLeiU

    Never for Cookies

  • masfutero

    No Funny Coding

  • David Friedman

    Never Flay Children!

  • 2ndwireless

    Nude Friends Cuddle

  • Jonathan Koren

    NSA Fact Collection

  • Adam Goldberg

    Norwegian Ferocious Camels.

  • アドリアンタン郭華

    Nice Fried Chicken

  • PH

    Nice Fur Coat

  • dash_ok

    Nice Future Communicattion

    Maybe next the NFC can use for communication 2 people when near and not need pulse or data packet service. not only share file or data. :D

  • Andrew

    No F'n Clue

  • MidnightNinja

    Not available at any Freaking terminals so i'll have to use my Card.

    Just having some fun, since NFC is literally nowhere near me

  • Juan Camilo Giraldo Chaverra

    NFC 4 the win !

  • Ashish kumar chaubey

    cool bring it on

  • James Beam

    Not Fooling Community

  • Matt S

    Not Fully Compatible

  • Arungoud

    NFC for life !! love to learn the new technology in developing new tools !! :)
    NFC stands for Near Field Communication but as per the question asked !!
    Near Future Communication tool !! :D

  • Kevin H

    No Friggin Contact

  • Reza Faruoqi

    Near Field Communication

  • Kiran Parmar

    Need For Competition

  • Manish Soni

    new future communication.

  • Carlos Del Valle

    It could be "Neat Force Communication" Who doesn't love when our devices interact using only the RF field? :-)

  • Campan Flaviu

    No Fish'n Chips

  • Ionut Lala

    Not Far Connection

  • http://www.tattebayo.com/ Tate

    Not For Cows

  • Denise

    Not For Cats!
    Necessary For Cooking
    Nightime Family Cookout.

    I'm sorry, did you want serious answers? ;)

  • http://Tablet-Market.de/ Sebastian

    No F***ing Clue

  • mszczerb

    Not For Children

  • http://www.tech-help.it/ Stefano Cirimele

    Near Future Connection

  • Yalla Tschikowski

    Never f*ck chickens

  • Joedonpipp

    Need to learn

  • Seldon

    I'm going to start a new project with NFC. It would be great to learn something BEFORE starting the project, and not AFTER :D

  • Rishi

    Not For Commerce!

  • Teodor Iankov

    Not Fucking Conceivable

  • Adam Dillingham

    Nan's Fighting Core

  • Chris Johnson

    Norwegian Fried Chicken

  • João Paulo Ferreira

    Nuns Fly Coach

  • Fred

    NFC For Communications

  • akamrans

    Give it to me :)

  • Muralidhar

    Nearby Friends' Communication

  • Sean Fitz

    Nebraska Fried Chicken. :)

  • Cvitan Grguricin

    Not for Cavemen is better :)

  • Narendra

    Need Of Future Communication

  • Ural Yulmukhametov

    Never Forget Cellphone

  • Bruce Lee

    New Facts Cradle

  • http://geffchang.wordpress.com/ Geff Chang

    Never Fear, Child!

  • MuT

    New Flux Capacitor !

  • Jeremy Pougnet

    It could be "New Future Communications."

  • Martin

    Nick fears cows

  • Martyn Haigh

    Nobody freaking cares

  • Mario Hernandez

    Noobs For Conquer!

  • Eric

    Would love to build with these books as a resource!

  • Eric

    Never Fear Candy

  • Moustafa Toulan


  • guru

    love to read these kinda books!!

  • Matthew Fry

    Nasty Freakin' Caribou

  • bockbilbo

    There's no doubt that NFC will make us forget about cards sooner or later!

  • criscm85

    It would be a great learning tool!!

  • McDope

    No fuel contained

  • http://kverke.com/ Josh Gunderson

    Should be interesting.

  • Comk4ver

    Nathan Fillion's Corps

  • Jacob

    nice furry cats