The NFC Webinar Series



On October 4th at 10:00 AM EST, we kick off the first in a series of webinars on the subject of Near Field Communications (NFC).

NFC is in the media a lot these days, but usually in the context of contact-less mobile payment solutions. Through our series of webinars, we plan to explain and demonstrate how NFC has great potential for allowing the user to interact with the physical world in all manner of scenarios, and that applications of all types can benefit from a sprinkling of NFC magic. Non-developers will learn all about the concepts around NFC and the ways in which it can be exploited. Developers will learn how to code various types of NFC function for the BlackBerry® 7 OS and BlackBerry® 10. We’ll be leaving no NFC stone unturned as we make a structured and thorough journey through the many aspects and capabilities of NFC!

On October 4th, we’ll start the ball rolling with “An introduction to NFC on BlackBerry”. This session is aimed at non-developers and developers who want to start from scratch and learn about the most fundamental aspects of NFC; what it is, what you can do with it, how much effort is required, skills required, and so on. Developers are more than welcome (as always!) but this session will not look at code. The sessions that follow will include plenty of code and demonstrations too.

After this, initial kick off session, we have the following two sessions scheduled:

18th October (10:00 AM EST) – Working with NFC Tags on BlackBerry 10, presented by my learned colleague, John Murray. John is another member of the BlackBerry Developer Relations team who specializes in NFC.

25th October (10:00 AM EST) – Working with NFC Tags on BlackBerry 7, presented by myself, Martin Woolley.

After that, we’ll be scheduling other sessions to cover other aspects of NFC such as peer to peer mode. Watch this space for further news on this.

It’s forecast that there will be a quarter of a billion mobile NFC users by 2015. Make sure your apps are ready to exploit the NFC phenomenon and join me on October 4th for an introduction to this exciting technological development!

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