What is NFC?

 

What is NFC and how does it work ?

Near Field Communication (NFC) is a wireless communication technology a bit like WiFi or Bluetooth. It allows the transfer of data between two devices, such as a mobile phone and NFC tag. Typically, NFC is used to pass data from one device to the other. So you might use NFC to pass data from an NFC enabled mobile phone to another NFC enabled mobile phone, from a mobile phone to a payment terminal or from an NFC tag to a mobile phone.

How is NFC used for Connected T-Shirts?

NFC-enabled Connected T-Shirts by Nifty Campaigns tells mobile phones and tablets to display your mobile campaign page where they have the ability to view the latest campaign information, watch campaign photos and videos and of course donate to your cause.

The great part is that all of these applications require just an NFC enabled mobile phone to get started.

What is the user experience for potential donors?

Potential donors must have NFC enabled on their phone, and their device unlocked (slide to unlock, or enter pin) before tapping their phone on your patch.  Their browser will then open up to your campaign page.  From there, they can view all data on your campaign page and able to click on "Donate".  When a potential donor clicks "Donate", he will be asked to enter some basic personal info as well as his credit card information.  Once payment is complete, the donor will receive an email regarding donation details.  It is this email he will need to file to report on tax return (if applicable).

What is the user experience for the shirt wearer?

You wear your campaign's T-shirt just like any other T-shirt.  Your right sleeve will contain a silvery grey patch with our logo and text saying "Tap Your Phone Here" and will sure to attract just enough curiosity from the public which will allow you to talk about your campaign, spread your cause and convert that potential donor into a campaign advocate.  The patch contains an NFC tag and weight less than two ounces.  It will feel normal to you in seconds.  

What is an NFC Tag ?

Think of an NFC tag as a really small memory device, like a USB stick, but with an antenna attached so it can send it's data wirelessly. It contains no batteries and gets all it's power from just being close to the mobile phone. Commonly, a tag will be a sticker, perhaps the size of a postage stamp. But it can also be embedded into keyfobs, wristbands and lots of other things.

How near is 'Near Field' ?

NFC technology works only at close distances - typically around a few centimeters. This close range makes NFC perfect for interaction and means that tags can't 'accidently' be read or used for unwanted tracking. The 'tap' action is therefore quite specific and part of the appeal of NFC as opposed to other longer range RFID technologies.

What phones have NFC built in ?

Almost all new smartphones now have NFC built in. In fact, nine out of ten of the top mobile manufacturers have now adopted NFC. Apple's iPhone is the only major smartphone without NFC support. See our NFC enabled smartphones list for more information.

Mobile Phones Compatible with #Tap2Fund T-Shirt
ManufacturerModelPlatform
 
Acer Liquid E1 Android
Acer Liquid S2 Android
Asus Padfone 2 Android
Blackberry BlackBerry Z30 Blackberry 10
Blackberry Bold 9790 Blackberry OS
Blackberry Bold 9900 Blackberry OS
Blackberry P’9982 Porsche Design Blackberry 10
Blackberry Q10 Blackberry 10
Blackberry Q5 Blackberry 10
Blackberry Z10 Blackberry 10
Google Nexus 10 Android
Google Nexus 5 Android
Google Nexus 7 (Current Version) Android
HTC 8X Windows Phone
HTC Desire 610 Android
HTC Desire 816 Android
HTC HTC One (M8) Android
HTC One Android
HTC One Max Android
HTC One Mini 2 Android
Huawei Ascend G6 Android
Huawei Ascend P2 Android
LG G2 D802 Android
LG G2 Mini D620 Android
LG G3 D855 Android
LG Optimus 4X HD Android
LG Optimus L5 Android
LG Optimus L7 II Android
LG Prada 3.0 Android
Motorola Droid Razr HD Android
Motorola Droid Razr I Android
Motorola Moto x Android
Nokia 808 PureView Symbian
Nokia Lumia 1020 Windows Phone
Nokia Lumia 1520 Windows Phone
Nokia Lumia 2520 Windows Phone
Nokia Lumia 620 NFC Version Windows Phone
Nokia Lumia 720 Windows Phone
Nokia Lumia 820 Windows Phone
Nokia Lumia 920 Windows Phone
Nokia Lumia 925 Windows Phone
Nokia Lumia 930 Windows Phone
Samsung Ativ S Android
Samsung Galaxy Ace 3 Android
Samsung Galaxy Core Advance Android
Samsung Galaxy Express 2 Android
Samsung Galaxy Fame Android
Samsung Galaxy K Zoom Android
Samsung Galaxy Mega Android
Samsung Galaxy Note 2 Android
Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Android
Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo Android
Samsung Galaxy S2 Android
Samsung Galaxy S3 Android
Samsung Galaxy S4 Android
Samsung Galaxy S4 Active Android
Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini Android
Samsung Galaxy S4 zoom Android
Samsung Galaxy S5 Android
Sony Xperia L Android
Sony Xperia M Android
Sony Xperia M Dual Android
Sony Xperia M2 Android
Sony Xperia SP Android
Sony Xperia T3 Android
Sony Xperia Tablet Z Android
Sony Xperia Z Android
Sony Xperia Z Ultra Android
Sony Xperia Z1 Android
Sony Xperia Z1 Compact Android
Sony Xperia Z2 Android
Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet Android
Turkcell Turkcell T40 Android
Legacy Mobile Phones Compatible with Connected T-Shirt
ManufacturerModelPlatform
 
Acer CloudMobile S500 Android
Acer Liquid Express E320 Android
Acer Liquid Glow E330 Android
Blackberry Bold 9930 Blackberry OS
Blackberry Curve 9350 Blackberry OS
Blackberry Curve 9360 Blackberry OS
Blackberry Curve 9370 Blackberry OS
Blackberry Curve 9380 Blackberry OS
Google Galaxy Nexus Android
Google Nexus 4 Android
Google Nexus 7 (Older Versions) Android
Google Nexus S Android
HTC Amaze 4G Android
HTC Desire C Android
HTC Evo 4G LTE Android
HTC First Android
HTC J Butterfly Android
HTC One SV Android
HTC One VX Android
HTC One X Android
HTC One X+ Android
HTC One XL Android
Huawei Ascend W1 Windows Phone
Intel AZ210 Android
LG Escape Android
LG Optimus Vu Android
LG Optimus Vu 2 Android
LG Spectrum 2 Android
Motorola Droid Razr Maxx Android
Motorola Photon Q Android
Nokia 603 Symbian
Nokia 6131 Nokia OS
Nokia 6212 Classic Nokia OS
Nokia 6216 Classic Nokia OS
Nokia 700 Symbian
Nokia 701 Symbian
Nokia C7 Symbian
Nokia Lumia 610 NFC Version Windows Phone
Nokia Lumia 810 Windows Phone
Nokia Lumia 822 Windows Phone
Nokia N9 MeeGo
Samsung Galaxy Mini 2 Android
Samsung Galaxy Nexus Android
Samsung Wave 578 Bada
Sony SmartWatch2 Android
Sony Xperia Acro S Android
Sony Xperia Ion Android
Sony Xperia P Android
Sony Xperia S Android
Sony Xperia SL Android
Sony Xperia sola Android
Sony Xperia Sola Android
Sony Xperia T Android
Sony Xperia TX Android
Sony Xperia V Android
Sony Xperia ZL Android
Turkcell T11 Android

 

 

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