NFC at Wikipedia

I revisited the Near Field Communication at Wikipedia page this week. For a long time it was a copy and paste of the About NFC page from the NFC Forum, but now it has evolved into a page of its own:


However it is still in a pretty sorry state, a mixture of history, standards, soapboxing and technical jargon. I know many people involved in the history and current development of NFC read this weblog, so this is my appeal to get involved making this a useful resource for a wider audience (I still don’t have a definitive page to send the uninitiated if they want to find out what NFC is). See the pages on the Hong Kong Octopus Card for an example of a good article.

So far I have added an image, cleaned up some irrelevant smart card links from the references and added an initial list of NFC trials. There is an awful lot more to be done before it becomes useful.

Related things:

  1. Recent NFC news and links Some recent news and links: The Daily Telegraph reports that the London Oyster card may soon offer NFC at least in a trial form: “Mobile phone companies Orange, O2 and Nokia are in talks......
  2. Airtag and Blog NFC Discovered today is Airtag, makers of the AIR kiosk: “AIRKIOSK is an interactive kiosk especially designed for points of sales. AIRKIOSK is connected to the AIRTAG central application platform. Multi-standard, it can read all......
  3. Thoughts on Nokia’s NFC developments On April 15th Nokia announced the 6212 ‘classic’ phone that incorporates Near Field Communication technology. This phone is the fourth NFC-capable phone from Nokia in as many years and it is the first NFC......
  4. Bluetooth 2.1 incorporating NFC The Bluetooth people are now getting on the NFC bandwaggon, the following video shows Mike Foley of the Bluetooth Special Interest Group demonstrating features that are NFC-based: Bluetooth has historically lacked a compelling ‘user-experience’,......
  5. Nokia releases first mass-market NFC handset Nokia today announced the 6131 NFC phone, the first integrated NFC handset that will (operators willing) be available to the public. Previously NFC had been confined to ageing handsets like the 5140 and 3220......

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One Comment

  1. Posted 5 July 2007 at 21:34 | Permalink

    Yeah, I’ve been complaining about it quite some time myself, too, but haven’t so far just been able to find the time to do anything about it… Sorry excuse :-/

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