One of the largest projects that Consult Hyperion has been working on in the past year is the innovative TAP electronic voucher scheme in Nigeria. This has half a million users already and we thought you’d like some details on this amazing system for human-powered contactless mesh networking.
Even the man who invented QR codes says that they are an interim technology. But some of the payment solutions built using them should translate into an NFC/BLE world pretty well.
Just because there isn’t any contactless crime does not mean that we should ignore the fears of consumers (or, for that matter, the police). Time for some mass market education on cuddle cards, as I now call them.
The US shouldn’t look at Japan as a model for mobile payments, and Europe shouldn’t look at the US.
I’m a big believer in wearables (not watches). But then I have been for a while.
NFC is an interface, it’s not a business model. So when commentators said NFC was finished, they meant the telco-centric NFC business model was dead.
Contactless is not only quicker and easier than chip and PIN, it’s quicker and easier than notes and coins. It’s taking us one step closer to cashlessness. Hurrah!
The MNOs first thoughts are HCE might have been negative, but they need to rethink. It’s a great opportunity for them if they decide to take it.
HCE and BLE are going to make Barcelona fun this year, and they are opening up an important new role for mobile operators.
There are some things that Woking station can do better than anyone else in the world. It’s a shame they are nothing to do with trains but, hey, you can’t have everything.
The latest figures show a steady rise in the use of contactless payments in the UK. Slowly and surely, consumers are starting to tap. Contactless is becoming mainstream. As a benchmark, note that now you can use your contactless bank card to ride the bus in London, TfL have decided to give up on cash altogether.