NFC( Near Field Communication) is a set of standards for communication for mobile devices within a short range ( within few centimetres ) and allows one device to share data within another device.
Most leading brands like Nokia, Samsung, RIM , HTC are launching NFC enabled devices. Now apple is believed to add NFC to iphone 5. NFC offer wide range of possibilities for contactless transfer of data with security. The use of NFC ranges from transportation system in Japan to contactless e-shakti cards in rural Bihar. NFC has possibilities in shopping, parking tickets, movie tickets, mobile wallets, health care, identity documents, data transfer and games.
As NFC enabled devices become popular, there will be a huge market for NFC apps. This short range communication system is going to change the way people use credit cards, gift vouchers, discount coupons, loyalty cards, membership cards, employee ID cards.