Beginning NFC

Near Field Communication with Arduino, Android, and PhoneGap

Author: Tom Igoe,Don Coleman,Brian Jepson

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1449324126

Category: Computers

Page: 246

View: 1816

Jump into the world of Near Field Communications (NFC), the fast-growing technology that lets devices in close proximity exchange data, using radio signals. With lots of examples, sample code, exercises, and step-by-step projects, this hands-on guide shows you how to build NFC applications for Android, the Arduino microcontroller, and embedded Linux devices. You’ll learn how to write apps using the NFC Data Exchange Format (NDEF) in PhoneGap, Arduino, and node.js that help devices read messages from passive NFC tags and exchange data with other NFC-enabled devices. If you know HTML and JavaScript, you’re ready to start with NFC. Dig into NFC’s architecture, and learn how it’s related to RFID Write sample apps for Android with PhoneGap and its NFC plugin Dive into NDEF: examine existing tag-writer apps and build your own Listen for and filter NDEF messages, using PhoneGap event listeners Build a full Android app to control lights and music in your home Create a hotel registration app with Arduino, from check-in to door lock Write peer-to-peer NFC messages between two Android devices Explore embedded Linux applications, using examples on Raspberry Pi and BeagleBone

Near Field Communication with Android Cookbook

Author: Vitor Subtil

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 178328966X

Category: Computers

Page: 286

View: 8150

An easy-to-follow guide, full of hands-on examples of and real-world applications. Each recipe is explained and placed in context. If you want to learn how to create NFC-enabled Android applications, this is the book for you. Perhaps you already know a bit about Android application developments but have never used NFC, or perhaps you know a little about NFC android development but want some more advanced features and examples. In either case, this book will get you up and running quickly. You are expected to have Android programming knowledge.

Professional NFC Application Development for Android

Author: Vedat Coskun,Kerem Ok,Busra Ozdenizci

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118380096

Category: Computers

Page: 283

View: 9390

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.

Near Field Communication (NFC)

From Theory to Practice

Author: Vedat Coskun,Kerem Ok,Busra Ozdenizci

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119966906

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 632

View: 5359

This book provides the technical essentials, state-of-the-art knowledge, business ecosystem and standards of Near Field Communication (NFC)by NFC Lab – Istanbul research centre which conducts intense research on NFC technology. In this book, the authors present the contemporary research on all aspects of NFC, addressing related security aspects as well as information on various business models. In addition, the book provides comprehensive information a designer needs to design an NFC project, an analyzer needs to analyze requirements of a new NFC based system, and a programmer needs to implement an application. Furthermore, the authors introduce the technical and administrative issues related to NFC technology, standards, and global stakeholders. It also offers comprehensive information as well as use case studies for each NFC operating mode to give the usage idea behind each operating mode thoroughly. Examples of NFC application development are provided using Java technology, and security considerations are discussed in detail. Key Features: Offers a complete understanding of the NFC technology, including standards, technical essentials, operating modes, application development with Java, security and privacy, business ecosystem analysis Provides analysis, design as well as development guidance for professionals from administrative and technical perspectives Discusses methods, techniques and modelling support including UML are demonstrated with real cases Contains case studies such as payment, ticketing, social networking and remote shopping This book will be an invaluable guide for business and ecosystem analysts, project managers, mobile commerce consultants, system and application developers, mobile developers and practitioners. It will also be of interest to researchers, software engineers, computer scientists, information technology specialists including students and graduates.

Everyday Nfc

Near Field Communication Explained

Author: Hsuan-Hua Chang

Publisher: Coach Seattle Incorporated

ISBN: 9780982434000

Category: Communication and technology

Page: 66

View: 4022

Near Field Communication (NFC) is a contactless and wireless technology that can transfer data across a short distance. It provides a simple way to distribute, retrieve and exchange data with mobile devices. It is based on Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology. It is an innovative technology that has not yet been widely adopted. However, when consumers fully understand the benefits of using this technology, NFC will transform not only the marketing landscape, but also our everyday lives. Many business opportunities will be created in this process. This book is divided into five chapters: What is NFC?: A technological overview with examples and technical summaries How to Use NFC: Brief summaries that describe the use of NFC phones/tags/wallet and a technological overview of the two communication modes, three operating modes and NFC secure transactions Who are the NFC Players?: Summary of the NFC ecosystem and various standard groups Where is NFC Now?: Examples of use cases that demonstrate recent NFC applications in retail environment, gaming, media and advertising, furniture, electronic pairing and mobile payment. Why Use NFC?: A summary of the value of NFC technology and a comparison with other wireless connectivity technologies This book is written for people who are interested in learning about NFC and want to explore what is possible for this technology. This includes application (app) developers, business executives, entrepreneurs, innovators and consumers who adopt new technology. It may be especially useful for executives who are responsible for making decisions about NFC projects. For a quick general overview of the technology, see the introduction section of each chapter.

Getting Started with Bluetooth Low Energy

Tools and Techniques for Low-Power Networking

Author: Kevin Townsend,Carles Cufí,Akiba,Robert Davidson

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 149190058X

Category: Computers

Page: 180

View: 4419

With Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE), smart devices are about to become even smarter. This practical guide demonstrates how this exciting wireless technology helps developers build mobile apps that share data with external hardware, and how hardware engineers can gain easy and reliable access to mobile operating systems. This book provides a solid, high-level overview of how devices use BLE to communicate with each other. You’ll learn useful low-cost tools for developing and testing BLE-enabled mobile apps and embedded firmware and get examples using various development platforms—including iOS and Android for app developers and embedded platforms for product designers and hardware engineers. Understand how data is organized and transferred by BLE devices Explore BLE’s concepts, key limitations, and network topology Dig into the protocol stack to grasp how and why BLE operates Learn how BLE devices discover each other and establish secure connections Set up the tools and infrastructure for BLE application development Get examples for connecting BLE to iPhones, iPads, Android devices, and sensors Develop code for a simple device that transmits heart rate data to a mobile device

Hello World: A Life in Ham Radio

Author: Danny Gregory,Paul Sahre

Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press

ISBN: 9781568982816

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 255

View: 1967

To an outsider, the world of ham radio is one of basement transmitters, clunky microphones, Morse code, and crackly, possibly clandestine, worldwide communications, a world both mysterious and geeky. But the real story is a lot more interesting: indeed, there are more than two million operators worldwide, including people like Walter Cronkite and Priscilla Presley. Gandhi had a ham radio, as do Marlon Brando and Juan Carlos, king of Spain. Hello World takes us on a seventy-year odyssey through the world of ham radio. From 1927 until his death in 2001, operator Jerry Powell transmitted radio signals from his bedroom in Hackensack, New Jersey, touring the worlds most remote locations and communicating with people from Greenland to occupied Japan. Once he made contact with a fellow ham operator, he exchanged postcards known as QSLs cards with them. For seven decades, Powell collected hundreds of these cards, documenting his fascinating career in amateur radio and providing a dazzling graphic inventory of people and places far flung. This book is both an introduction to the fascinating world of ham and a visual feast for anyone interested in the universal language of graphic design.

Make: Bluetooth

Bluetooth LE Projects with Arduino, Raspberry Pi, and Smartphones

Author: Alasdair Allan,Don Coleman,Sandeep Mistry

Publisher: Maker Media, Inc.

ISBN: 1680451944

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 256

View: 8268

This book is where your adventures with Bluetooth LE begin. You'll start your journey by getting familiar with your hardware options: Arduino, BLE modules, computers (including Raspberry Pi!), and mobile phones. From there, you'll write code and wire circuits to connect off-the-shelf sensors, and even go all the way to writing your own Bluetooth Services. Along the way you'll look at lightbulbs, locks, and Apple's iBeacon technology, as well as get an understanding of Bluetooth security-- both how to beat other people's security, and how to make your hardware secure.

Making Things Talk

Practical Methods for Connecting Physical Objects

Author: Tom Igoe

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 0596510519

Category: Computers

Page: 426

View: 2343

Provides instructions for building a variety of projects that are able to communicate with one another, including a video game controlled by a stuffed monkey and a battery powered GPS that reports its location over Bluetooth.

NFC For Dummies

Author: Robert R. Sabella

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119182921

Category: Computers

Page: 288

View: 2249

Your no-nonsense guide to Near Field Communication Are you a newcomer to Near Field Communication and baffled by the scant documentation and online support available for this powerful new technology? You've come to the right place! Written in a friendly and easily accessible manner, NFC For Dummies takes the intimidation out of working with the features of NFC-enabled devices and tells you exactly what it is and what it does'and doesn't do. NFC is revolutionizing the way people interact on a daily basis. It enables big data and cloud-based computing through mobile devices and can be used by anyone with a smartphone or tablet every day! Soon to be as commonplace as using Wi-Fi or the camera on your smartphone, NFC is going to forever change the way we interact with people and the things around us. It simplifies the sending and receiving of information, makes monetary transactions simple and secure?Apple Pay already uses NFC'and is a low-cost product to manufacture and use. As more developers create apps with NFC, you're going to see it used regularly'everywhere from cash registers to your social media accounts to electronic identity systems. Don't get left behind; get up to speed on NFC today! Provides a plain-English overview of NFC Covers the history and technology behind NFC Helps you make sense of IoT and powered chips Explains proximity technologies and non-payment applications Whether you're a developer, investor, or a mobile phone user who is excited about the capabilities of this rapidly growing technology, NFC For Dummies is the reference you'll want to keep close at hand!

Mobile Design and Development

Practical concepts and techniques for creating mobile sites and web apps

Author: Brian Fling

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1449379249

Category: Computers

Page: 336

View: 5511

Mobile devices outnumber desktop and laptop computers three to one worldwide, yet little information is available for designing and developing mobile applications. Mobile Design and Development fills that void with practical guidelines, standards, techniques, and best practices for building mobile products from start to finish. With this book, you'll learn basic design and development principles for all mobile devices and platforms. You'll also explore the more advanced capabilities of the mobile web, including markup, advanced styling techniques, and mobile Ajax. If you're a web designer, web developer, information architect, product manager, usability professional, content publisher, or an entrepreneur new to the mobile web, Mobile Design and Development provides you with the knowledge you need to work with this rapidly developing technology. Mobile Design and Development will help you: Understand how the mobile ecosystem works, how it differs from other mediums, and how to design products for the mobile context Learn the pros and cons of building native applications sold through operators or app stores versus mobile websites or web apps Work with flows, prototypes, usability practices, and screen-size-independent visual designs Use and test cross-platform mobile web standards for older devices, as well as devices that may be available in the future Learn how to justify a mobile product by building it on a budget

Beginning PhoneGap

Mobile Web Framework for JavaScript and HTML5

Author: Rohit Ghatol,Yogesh Patel

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 1430239042

Category: Computers

Page: 344

View: 6388

PhoneGap is a growing and leading open-source mobile web apps development framework that lets developers build JavaScript and HTML5-based web applications with native wrappers for more than six mobile platforms, including iOS, Android, and BlackBerry. This framework lets you build HTML- and JavaScript-based apps and still take advantage of native mobile device capabilities like camera, localStorage, geolocation, storage and much more, irrespective of the mobile platform you target. It also lets you use more specialized JavaScript frameworks like jQuery Mobile and more. Beginning PhoneGap is a definitive, one-of-a-kind book that teaches the fundamentals and strategies behind cross-platform mobile application development. Instead of learning languages like Objective-C, focus on building apps from day one for Android, iOS, Blackberry, WebOS and Symbian—without the complexities of these platforms. This book shows how to build apps which makes use of Google Local Search to create a Restaurant finder apps (which uses Maps to layout locations and uses internal database to store your favorite restaurants. Furthermore, you'll learn how to extend PhoneGap's functionality by using PhoneGap plugins to write apps like Dropbox (syncing files in the background outside HTML/JavaScript code and in native code). By the time you finish Beginning PhoneGap, you'll know PhoneGap inside and out, and, consequently, be able to develop mobile web apps faster and more efficiently than ever before. Make more money in less time!

PhoneGap: Beginner's Guide

Author: Purusothaman Ramanujam,Giorgio Natili

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1784393045

Category: Computers

Page: 284

View: 9399

Given the increase in usage of mobile devices, mobile app development is in huge demand. This book provides you with the skills you need to successfully create, develop, debug, and deploy a cross-platform mobile application with PhoneGap 5. The book starts with the basics of PhoneGap, covering setting up your development environment, creating a simple project, and debugging and deploying it to your mobile devices. By sequentially working through the sections in each chapter, you will quickly get to know about the available features of various mobile frameworks and the various PhoneGap plugins you can utilize to create your apps. You will then learn how to build a hybrid application using PhoneGap. Finally, by the end of the book, you will be able to implement the most common features of modern mobile apps and build rich, native-style applications.

Getting Started with Arduino

The Open Source Electronics Prototyping Platform

Author: Massimo Banzi,Michael Shiloh

Publisher: Maker Media, Inc.

ISBN: 1449363296

Category: Computers

Page: 262

View: 3004

Arduino is the open source electronics prototyping platform that has taken the Maker Movement by storm. This thorough introduction, updated for the latest Arduino release, helps you start prototyping right away. From obtaining the required components to putting the final touches on your project, all the information you need is here! Getting started with Arduino is a snap. To use the introductory examples in this guide, all you need is an Arduino Uno or Leonardo, along with a USB cable and an LED. The easy-to-use, free Arduino development environment runs on Mac, Windows, and Linux. In Getting Started with Arduino, you'll learn about: Interaction design and physical computing The Arduino board and its software environment Basics of electricity and electronics Prototyping on a solderless breadboard Drawing a schematic diagram Talking to a computer--and the cloud--from Arduino Building a custom plant-watering system

The Internet of Things

Enabling Technologies, Platforms, and Use Cases

Author: Pethuru Raj,Anupama C. Raman

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1498761291

Category: Computers

Page: 392

View: 3262

As more and more devices become interconnected through the Internet of Things (IoT), there is an even greater need for this book,which explains the technology, the internetworking, and applications that are making IoT an everyday reality. The book begins with a discussion of IoT "ecosystems" and the technology that enables them, which includes: Wireless Infrastructure and Service Discovery Protocols Integration Technologies and Tools Application and Analytics Enablement Platforms A chapter on next-generation cloud infrastructure explains hosting IoT platforms and applications. A chapter on data analytics throws light on IoT data collection, storage, translation, real-time processing, mining, and analysis, all of which can yield actionable insights from the data collected by IoT applications. There is also a chapter on edge/fog computing. The second half of the book presents various IoT ecosystem use cases. One chapter discusses smart airports and highlights the role of IoT integration. It explains how mobile devices, mobile technology, wearables, RFID sensors, and beacons work together as the core technologies of a smart airport. Integrating these components into the airport ecosystem is examined in detail, and use cases and real-life examples illustrate this IoT ecosystem in operation. Another in-depth look is on envisioning smart healthcare systems in a connected world. This chapter focuses on the requirements, promising applications, and roles of cloud computing and data analytics. The book also examines smart homes, smart cities, and smart governments. The book concludes with a chapter on IoT security and privacy. This chapter examines the emerging security and privacy requirements of IoT environments. The security issues and an assortment of surmounting techniques and best practices are also discussed in this chapter.

Arduino Cookbook

Author: Michael Margolis

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1449313876

Category: Computers

Page: 699

View: 9358

Presents an introduction to the open-source electronics prototyping platform.

Beginning Android 2

Author: Mark Murphy

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 1430226293

Category: Computers

Page: 416

View: 2512

The Android development platform, created by Google and the Open Handset Alliance, is a platform in its truest sense, encompassing hundreds of classes beyond the traditional Java classes and open source components that ship with the SDK. With Beginning Android 2, you’ll learn how to develop applications for Android 2.x mobile devices, using simple examples that are ready to run with your copy of the software development kit. Author, Android columnist, writer, developer, and community advocate Mark L. Murphy will show you what you need to know to get started programming Android applications, including how to craft graphical user interfaces, use GPS, and access web services. What you’ll learn Discover Android and how to use it to build Java-based mobile applications for a wide range of phones and other devices. Create user interfaces using both the Android widget framework and the built-in WebKit-powered Web browser components. Utilize the distinctive capabilities of the Android engine, including location tracking, maps, and Internet access. Use and create Android applications incorporating activities, services, content providers, and broadcast receivers. Support Android 1.5, 1.6, and 2.0 devices, including dealing with multiple Android OS versions, multiple screen sizes, and other device-specific characteristics. Who this book is for This book is aimed at people new to mobile development, but with some knowledge of Java. Table of Contents The Big Picture Projects & Targets Creating a Skeleton Application Using XML-Based Layouts Employing Basic Widgets Working with Containers Using Selection Widgets Getting Fancy With Lists Employing Fancy Widgets and Containers The Input Method Framework Applying Menus Fonts Embedding the WebKit Browser Showing Pop-Up Messages Dealing with Threads Handling Activity Lifecycle Events Creating Intent Filters Launching Activities and Sub-Activities Handling Rotation Working with Resources Using Preferences Managing and Accessing Local Databases Accessing Files Leveraging Java Libraries Communicating via the Internet Using a Content Provider Building a Content Provider Requesting and Requiring Permissions Creating a Service Invoking a Service Alerting Users Via Notifications Accessing Location-Based Services Mapping with MapView and MapActivity Handling Telephone Calls Development Tools Handling Multiple Screen Sizes Dealing with Devices Handling Platform Changes Where Do We Go From Here?

Security Issues in Mobile NFC Devices

Author: Michael Roland

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319154885

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 185

View: 2887

This work provides an assessment of the current state of near field communication (NFC) security, it reports on new attack scenarios, and offers concepts and solutions to overcome any unresolved issues. The work describes application-specific security aspects of NFC based on exemplary use-case scenarios and uses these to focus on the interaction with NFC tags and on card emulation. The current security architectures of NFC-enabled cellular phones are evaluated with regard to the identified security aspects.

Human-Computer Interaction: Interaction Modalities and Techniques

15th International Conference, HCI International 2013, Las Vegas, NV, USA, July 21-26, 2013, Proceedings

Author: Masaaki Kurosu

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3642393306

Category: Computers

Page: 768

View: 5690

The five-volume set LNCS 8004--8008 constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCII 2013, held in Las Vegas, NV, USA in July 2013. The total of 1666 papers and 303 posters presented at the HCII 2013 conferences was carefully reviewed and selected from 5210 submissions. These papers address the latest research and development efforts and highlight the human aspects of design and use of computing systems. The papers accepted for presentation thoroughly cover the entire field of human-computer interaction, addressing major advances in knowledge and effective use of computers in a variety of application areas. This volume contains papers in the thematic area of human-computer interaction, addressing the following major topics: speech, natural language and auditory interfaces; gesture and eye-gaze based Interaction; touch-based interaction; haptic interaction; graphical user interfaces and visualisation.