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To support developers creating NFC applications, this category page provides a summary of the NFC technology and related development tools and development technology offered by Nokia.
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* [http://www.developer.nokia.com/Develop/NFC/ NFC] (Nokia Developer)
== Overview ==
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* [http://www.developer.nokia.com/Community/Discussion/forumdisplay.php?144-Near-Field-Communication Discussion board]
* NFC is being introduced to Symbian devices, initially to the [http://www.forum.nokia.com/Devices/Device_specifications/C7_Astound/ Nokia C7-Astound] and (through the Symbian Anna firmware update) the [http://www.forum.nokia.com/Devices/Device_specifications/C7-00/ Nokia C7-00 device].
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* [http://projects.developer.nokia.com/home/project/explore#action&#61;results&c%5B%5D&#61;514_top NFC Projects]}}
* Initial operating mode support is for read/write and peer-to-peer (partial).
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* Development is undertaken using Qt Mobility, Java ME, and Symbian C++ APIs (with the ability to use Symbian C++ APIs in Qt applications).
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* Development is supported in:
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** [http://www.forum.nokia.com/info/sw.nokia.com/id/da8df288-e615-443d-be5c-00c8a72435f8/Qt_SDK.html Qt SDK 1.1], with the [https://projects.forum.nokia.com/QtM12bSymb Qt Mobility 1.2 beta for Symbian add on for the Qt SDK 1.1] (available shortly) installed
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** NetBeans, Eclipse, and [http://www.forum.nokia.com/info/sw.nokia.com/id/dbb8841d-832c-43a6-be13-f78119a2b4cb.html Carbide.c++], with the [http://www.forum.nokia.com/info/sw.nokia.com/id/ec866fab-4b76-49f6-b5a5-af0631419e9c/S60_All_in_One_SDKs.html Symbian^3 SDK 1.0] (available shortly) and NFC plug-in for the Nokia Symbian^3 SDK 1.0 (available shortly) installed.
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* For testing, the [http://www.forum.nokia.com/info/sw.nokia.com/id/dbb8841d-832c-43a6-be13-f78119a2b4cb.html Carbide.c++], with the [http://www.forum.nokia.com/info/sw.nokia.com/id/ec866fab-4b76-49f6-b5a5-af0631419e9c/S60_All_in_One_SDKs.html Symbian^3 SDK 1.0] and [http://www.forum.nokia.com/Library/Tools_and_downloads/Archive.xhtml Series 40 NFC SDKs] provide tag and reader emulation (with test features planned for a later version of Qt SDK). An NFC enabled device is also essential.
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* Special attention is required to UI design, to allow for NFC not being available on all devices and some devices requiring a firmware upgrade to activate their NFC features.
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==Introduction==
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Near Field Communication, more commonly referred to by its acronym of NFC, is a very short-range radio technology. It enables communication between an NFC reader and NFC tag when they are typically closer than 4cm from one another.  
 
Near Field Communication, more commonly referred to by its acronym of NFC, is a very short-range radio technology. It enables communication between an NFC reader and NFC tag when they are typically closer than 4cm from one another.  
  
A complete introduction, more details about the technology and its support by Nokia are available in the [http://www.forum.nokia.com/info/sw.nokia.com/id/bdaa4a0f-fcf3-4a4b-b800-c664387d6894/Introduction_to_NFC.html Introduction to NFC document] available (today) from the Forum Nokia website.
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This category page provides links to wiki topics about NFC technology and related development tools and development technology offered by Nokia. For an overview of NFC information on the wiki and this site see [[About NFC]]. Other site and community resource are available on the main [http://www.developer.nokia.com/Develop/NFC/ NFC site entry point], including the more complete overview [http://www.developer.nokia.com/info/sw.nokia.com/id/bdaa4a0f-fcf3-4a4b-b800-c664387d6894/Introduction_to_NFC.html Introduction to NFC].
  
==Nokia device and platform support for NFC==
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For general principles and "getting started" wiki topics see:
Nokia originally introduced NFC in the Series 40 [http://www.forum.nokia.com/Devices/Device_specifications/6212_classic Nokia 6212 classic] and [http://www.forum.nokia.com/Devices/Device_specifications/6131_NFC Nokia 6131 NFC] devices. Nokia is introducing the technology to the [http://www.forum.nokia.com/Devices/Device_specifications/C7-00/ Nokia C7-00 device] (through the forthcoming Symbian Anna firmware update) and [http://www.forum.nokia.com/Devices/Device_specifications/C7_Astound/ Nokia C7-Astound] available from T-Mobile USA. Check the Devices section of the Forum Nokia website for a [http://www.forum.nokia.com/Devices/Device_specifications/?filter1=all&filter2=nfc full list of devices with NFC technology and their availability].
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==NFC modes and use cases==
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== Portals ==
NFC implemented on Symbian devices provides support for the following NFC modes:
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* read/write — a Symbian device can read from or write to a NFC tag (fully supported).
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* peer-to-peer (P2P) — a Symbian device and another NFC device can exchange data (partially supported through Qt Mobility and Symbian C++ APIs only).
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Card emulation mode is not supported.
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* [[Portal:Windows Phone Near Field Communication (NFC)|Windows Phone]]  ({{#ARTICLECOUNTBYCATEGORY:Windows_Phone,Near_Field_Communication_(NFC)}})
 
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* [[Portal:Java ME NFC Articles|Java ME]] ({{#ARTICLECOUNTBYCATEGORY:Java_ME,Near_Field_Communication_(NFC)}})
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==Other NFC resources==
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* Discuss NFC in the [http://discussion.forum.nokia.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=144  Forum Nokia NFC Discussion Board]
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* Find more information on the [http://www.nfc-forum.org/home NFC Forum] website
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* Find the [http://www.nfc-forum.org/specs NFC Forum Specifications], including NDEF and RTD specifications
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* Get a good overview of NFC technology and some code examples from the [http://java.sun.com/developer/technicalArticles/javame/nfc/ NFC J2ME Tutorial]. This is a sound starting point for beginners.
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* Read the [[Media:Nokia_NFC_white_paper.pdf|Nokia NFC White Paper]], which provides background on NFC including an explanation of what the technology can achieve, how it works, and where it could be used. The paper highlights Nokia’s role in NFC and the company’s support for its mass adoption as well as outlining how a number of companies, including Nokia, are working together to create the right environment to enable NFC to become a commercial success.
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* Get an overview of NFC technology from the [[Media:NFC_backgrounder.pdf|NFC backgrounder]]
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* Discover [http://wiki.forum.nokia.com/index.php/Portal:NFC_Java_Code_Examples NFC Java Code Examples]
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See Also

Near Field Communication, more commonly referred to by its acronym of NFC, is a very short-range radio technology. It enables communication between an NFC reader and NFC tag when they are typically closer than 4cm from one another.

This category page provides links to wiki topics about NFC technology and related development tools and development technology offered by Nokia. For an overview of NFC information on the wiki and this site see About NFC. Other site and community resource are available on the main NFC site entry point, including the more complete overview Introduction to NFC.

For general principles and "getting started" wiki topics see:

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