NFC Forum Announces “Spotlight for Developers,” March 21 in San Francisco

Feb. 20, 2014 – The NFC Forum, a non-profit industry association that advances the use of Near Field Communication (NFC) technology, will hold a special event for software developers on Friday, March 21 in San Francisco, at the Hyatt Fisherman’s Wharf. Developers from all industries are invited to attend and discover where NFC technology and the “Internet of Things” are headed in 2014. Advance registration is required.

The “Spotlight for Developers” brings together top names in mobile devices, consumer electronics, software, and wireless technology. The event showcases NFC integration in innovative new products, services, vertical markets, and software, leading to valuable new opportunities for developers. Presenters are leading authorities on smartphone platforms, including Android™, Blackberry® 10 OS, and Windows Phone™.

“With over 500 million NFC devices in the market this year, the development and deployment of fresh, new applications will drive expansion of the NFC ecosystem, and stimulate business and consumer demand,” said Koichi Tagawa, chairman of the NFC Forum. “The Spotlight for Developers is as much an opportunity for NFC Forum members to learn from the developer community as it is a chance to share our expertise and the latest NFC products.”

The “Spotlight for Developers” program includes:

  • NFC in Action – a look at how NFC technology is currently improving the lives of consumers — and the bottom lines of businesses — across several industries, such as air travel & transportation, consumer electronics, and health care
  • Technical Specifications — NFC Forum experts will walk through the most up-to-date technical specifications for developing NFC-supported applications
  • Product Showcase — hands-on looks at the latest products from NFC Forum member companies and attendees
  • Attendee Lightning Talks – an opportunity for developers to share their ideas with major players in the NFC space, as well as with peers. Those interested can sign up when registering.
  • Networking – ample time for making connections with others, over lunch or at the post-program Happy Hour

Attendance at the NFC Forum Spotlight for Developers is open to all application developers and those interested in learning more about the latest developments in NFC, from the organization driving standards.  At the conclusion of the event, all attendees will receive a custom NFC Forum Developer’s Kit to enable them to start working on their own applications.  Cost for the event, including lunch, is $75 for non-members of the Forum.

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