The Art and Science of NFC Programming

Volume 3 – Intellectual Technologies SET Coordinated by Jean-Max Noyer and Maryse Carmès

The Art and Science of NFC Programming

Anne-Marie Lesas and Serge Miranda, University of Nice - Sophia-Antipolis, France

ISBN : 9781786300577

Publication Date : January 2017

Softcover 154 pp

120.00 USD



The use of near field communication (NFC), by simply placing mobile devices equipped with NFC connectivity in close proximity, is now becoming a universal standard adopted by all smartphone manufacturers.

This book explores the three standard modes of NFC, which offer the opportunity of new and innovative mobile services based on the “Tap ’n Play” paradigm; touch to pay or touch to control (in card emulation mode), touch to obtain or produce information (in read/write mode), and touch to share (in peer-to-peer mode).

The authors present a pragmatic vision of the NFC standard, discussed in three parts: the state of the art of NFC and its standards, mobile programming of NFC applications with Android, and commented examples of practical use cases. This is to provide readers with the necessary basic information for an understanding of mobile application development by integration of the NFC standard with Android.


1. State-of-the-Art of NFC.
2. Developing NFC Applications with Android.
3. NFC Use Cases.

About the authors/editors

Anne-Marie Lesas is an R&D engineer and a consultant in digital information systems. She teaches programming of contactless applications at the University of Nice - Sophia-Antipolis in France.

Serge Miranda is full-time Professor in computer science at the University of Nice - Sophia-Antipolis in France and director of MBDS master degree and innovation laboratory (www.mbds-fr.orgt) which has been prototyping NFC projects since 2004.