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Vedat Coskun , Kerem Ok , Busra Ozdenizci

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26 April 2013 1118380096 978-1118380093
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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Everything you need to start building killer NFC Android apps right away With the popularity of apps like Google Wallet and Android Beam, users are increasingly demanding NFC-enabled applications for their Android devices. Every day sees new apps coming online for everything from smart posters to social networking, health monitoring to ticket purchasing. Yet, surprisingly, until now, there have been few practical guides available for developing NFC apps for Android. Written for experienced Android programmers, this book delivers: What you need to know about the NFC APIs in Android Practical coverage of all operating modes–reader/writer, peer–to–peer, and card emulation Guidance on working with Android′s NFC Tag Intent Dispatch System Details of performing Peer–to–Peer Transactions Real–life case studies illustrating development for smart poster, remote shopping, game programming, peer–to–peer messaging, and other NFC systems Tons of valuable source code to help streamline the development process Programmer Forums Join our Programmer to Programmer forums to ask and answer programming questions about this book, join discussions on the hottest topics in the industry, and connect with fellow programmers from around the world. Code Downloads Take advantage of free code samples from this book, as well as code samples from hundreds of other books, all ready to use. Read More Find articles, ebooks, sample chapters, and tables of contents for hundreds of books, and more reference resources on programming topics that matter to you.

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Vedat Coskun established NFC Lab - Istanbul (, the leading research lab on Near Field Communication technology worldwide. His major research areas are NFC, mobility, mobile application development, cashless payment, smartcards, Java technology, and mobile security. Kerem Ok and Busra Ozdenizci are researchers at NFC Lab - Istanbul who have participated in several groundbreaking NFC technology projects. Professional NFC Application Development for Android offers the step-by-step guidance, expert advice, and insider tips you need to hop on the NFC bandwagon and start creating brilliant NFC apps for Android devices in no time.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars First NFC Android book, totally worth it 3 May 2013
By Pilgrim - Published on
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The book is very clear in the concepts it presents.
And the code works, something that is not so common with Android books (or at least this is my experience).
I was impressed to learn that the Istanbul lab is one of the leading (some say the leading) lab when it comes to NFC.
Keep up the good work
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good enough but not for beginners. 12 Feb 2014
By Dian - Published on
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The way author wrote is obviously not for beginners. Well, Im a beginner, luckly, I have read other books.
Chapter 1 and 2 cover about theory of NFC and its application. Since I have research about this, so most of the knowledge I knew already. Chapter 3 and 4 the author explained about android programming in general but when I compared with other android programming books, this one is not communicative.
However, If you notice, currently there are not many books explaining specifically about NFC programming. Hopefully in future, many authors share their knowledge about this new trend technology.
But I believe if you have familiar with android programming this book should help you a lot.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars A bit light on. 18 Aug 2013
By Chris Martin - Published on
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Not much here that you cant get reading Googles android docs
I was expecting better examples, especially on the non standard stuff like NFCv etc
A good threading example when writing to the tag, and some stuff about working around the various know bugs
4.0 out of 5 stars Very clear and useful 19 Aug 2013
By Pavlo Sidelov - Published on
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All material in a book is about topic. For beginners several basic information blocks about Android and other needed stuff.
Examples and sources without errors and compilable.

I could recommend this book for developers who need practical examples which demonstrate NFC technology stack.
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