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10 common mistakes to avoid when building an app
03
DEC
2015

10 common mistakes to avoid when building an app

NFC technology opens up many exciting new possibilities - so much so that, when it comes to developing a mobile app, exploring the various options for how that app could make use of NFC can rekindle the feeling of being a child poring through presents on Christmas Day. However, if you are an inexperienced app developer, here are some key "rookie mistakes" to give a...
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The latest technology craze - NFC
03
DEC
2015

The latest technology craze - NFC

You might have often seen the term NFC being bandied about, especially in relation to smartphones and apps, recently. NFC has indeed increased in popularity, but you may still lack knowledge of what precisely it is. Well, that acronym stands for near-field communication, and NFC is a new type of wireless technology. Another one? Yes - but there are many compelling...
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The Top 5 Mobile Apps for Entrepeneurs
10
NOV
2015

The Top 5 Mobile Apps for Entrepeneurs

Top 5 mobile apps for entrepeneurs At NFC Direct, were well aware of how handy mobile apps are for the modern entrepreneur. From finance to travel, to social networks and file sharing methods, there are lists and lists of what apps you just need to download. To save you trawling the internet, we’ve compiled a list of the top 5 apps we recommend. In...
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NFC at Trade Shows
10
NOV
2015

NFC at Trade Shows

How to maximise leads at trade shows NFC technology can be surprisingly nifty at trade shows.  Trade shows are already an effective way of gaining potential clients, but including some of our products in the mix could benefit you even more! How can NFC be used at trade shows? The possibilities are endless! NFC Direct have already implemented NFC...
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The rise of NFC technology
10
NOV
2015

The rise of NFC technology

What is NFC? NFC, or Near Field Communication, is a method of wireless data transfer that allows technology in close proximity to communicate without the need for any sort of connection, internet or Bluetooth etc. No sort of pairing code or password is needed to link up. It runs on much less power than other methods of wireless communication. Although...
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How Festivals Will Shape Up in 2016
22
SEP
2015

How Festivals Will Shape Up in 2016

2015s festival season is winding down, but people are already beginning to wonder what the new year will bring. We’ll have to wait to know for sure, but here are some trends which are likely to continue into 2016. Greater Use of Social Media Social media is becoming increasingly common across all walks of life, but it should come as no surprise that...
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How to Make Yourself Stand Out at Business Events
22
SEP
2015

How to Make Yourself Stand Out at Business Events

Business events are made for networking, but since everyone will be looking to make connections you’re going to have to make sure that you stand out from the crowd. Here are five ways to do so. 1. Introduce Yourself to the Organiser One of the best ways to make the most of the event is to get acquainted with the organiser before it begins. This gives...
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Apple Pay signals an NFC revolution
03
AUG
2015

Apple Pay signals an NFC revolution

The launch of Apple Pay in the UK marks an important milestone for NFC (Near Field Communication) technology. For the first time, millions of Britons can pay for transactions with just a tap of their iPhone, iPad or Apple Watch. As exciting as this development may be for many customers, it could well be just the start of a whole host of new possibilities for NFC...
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Quality is King
30
JUL
2015

Quality is King

At NFC Direct, we firmly believe in placing quality above cost. We'd rather be the best than the cheapest. Just about everyone is familiar with the phrases 'too good to be true' and 'you get what you pay for'. With few exceptions, these old adages hold as true today as they always have – and particularly when it comes to the competitive marketplace for new...
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Tube leads the way in Contactless growth
22
JUN
2015

Tube leads the way in Contactless growth

Transport for London (TfL), the organisation that looks after the capital's Tube and public transport network, has been blazing a trail in the use of contactless payments. Contactless was expanded from buses to the Underground and other rail services across London last September, and just months later TfL was named as the fastest growing contactless merchant in...
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Are you NFC Enabled?
25
FEB
2015

Are you NFC Enabled?

Are you ready to take advantage of the massive range of NFC applications that are already available? We can help everyone from businesses to individual members of the public check the compatibility of their current devices and plan for the future. There are currently more than 320 million NFC devices in existence, and with all ten major mobile handset...
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How NFC can boost your marketing campaign
04
FEB
2015

How NFC can boost your marketing campaign

NFC marketing is predicted to take off in a big way this year, due to the risk free and nonbinding nature of the technology. NFC should also see speedier adoption rates than QR codes, as simply 'touching' a tag is faster and easier than scanning a QR code, according to the White Paper 'NFC and Marketing - Bridging the gap' from marketing company Newad. NFC...
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Why NFC is great for business
28
JAN
2015

Why NFC is great for business

NFC can help with your business contacts. No, not the ‘who you know and who knows you’ sort of contacts - they will remain at the heart of business for as long as we can foresee; these contacts are the ones that cost the business a small fortune in unnecessary expense and admin and, worse, annoy and exasperate customers with queues, paperwork and...
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NFC - Opening doors to the future
21
JAN
2015

NFC - Opening doors to the future

What do the latest BMW cars, the barriers on the London Underground and the newest innovation from Yale, that iconic brand in matters of home security, all have in common? You’re absolutely right: they can all be opened with the keyless and contactless simplicity of NFC. In fact, we could have gone on and on listing manufacturers and services that are...
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A quick introduction to the new encoding and printing options
27
DEC
2014

A quick introduction to the new encoding and printing options

Each of these options (encoding and printing) appears in the individual product selection screens if available for that product. If you want your tags encoded before dispatch, simply click on the Encoding drop down box and select either URL or Text and enter your Encoding Data in the 'Encoding Data' box available. If you have a file containing your Encoding...
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Welcome to the new website
17
DEC
2014

Welcome to the new website

Yes, we thought we would spoil ourselves (and you guys) with a brand new website that’s simpler to navigate and easier to place orders. Basically the idea is four main destinations; NFC Products, NFC Devices, NFC Solutions and NFC Marketing. So, no trying to remember where you saw something; just straight to the category for a wealth of info and...
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Apple finally include NFC
13
SEP
2014

Apple finally include NFC

The NFC world says welcome Apple! This is great news for iPhone devotees, no longer will they be denied the fantastic benefits of NFC, now all handset manufacturers are a part of the same contactless world, and what a world it is. With a good percentage of the smart phone users in the world on iPhone and growing, NFC was never going to reach its full...
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NFC going down the Tubes
10
JUN
2014

NFC going down the Tubes

NFC going down the tubes? Well thats the plan; by the end of this year contactless payment should be available on all Transport for London (TfL) services, including the Underground network. This is a fantastic development both for those who have been driving the technology, and for those who will be using it to take some of the stress out of the daily grind...
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New NTAG21x Series opens NFC to more customers
11
MAR
2014

New NTAG21x Series opens NFC to more customers

As with the introduction of any exciting technology, the pace of NFC application has been restricted by whether the existing products could do the job the customers wanted. With the introduction of the NTAG21x series of tags from global leader NXP, we now have the products that mean that NFC has the security, flexibility and capability to meet customer needs for a...
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The S09 Rugged NFC Phone is now in stock
04
MAR
2014

The S09 Rugged NFC Phone is now in stock

NFC Direct are now stocking the newly available S09 rugged phone, a smart phone capable of coping with any environment that you can. These rugged phones are becoming standard issue for utility companies with massive field forces, and in challenging occupations like construction, agriculture, fishing and, of course, the military. This phone offers 1 Gb RAM and 4Gb...
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