Near field communication (NFC) is a standard that was developed for smartphones and other devices using radio frequency to communicate with compatible devices. With enabling software system it work within a certain distance or within close proximity. The system is in its infancy however, with data breaches becoming increasingly common, the system and associated software can make the NFC a secure way to pay for purchases.
Programs developed with the technology include Google Nexus, running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Android 4.4 contains a new platform support with added security. Apple is soon expected to incorporate it. It can replace current credit card payments providing an added security to the customer. NFC can easily be incorporated into the social networking sites and video gaming especially mobile gaming.
The technology associated software and hardware ties your smartphone or other mobile devices to your bank account and to your computer. By tapping your device in front of a reader you can securely pay for purchases. The smart SIM card in your smartphone can identify you to many enabling payment systems. Look out credit card, many people may not have to carry in their wallets as long as they carry a smartphone or similar device.