The State of Near-Field Communication (NFC) on the Android Platform

  • Jaromír Karmazín
  • Pavel OčenášekEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9750)


We analyze the Android operating system as a platform for building NFC-enabled applications. First, we briefly examine the security of NFC and provide an overview of the three modes (reader/writer, peer-to-peer, card emulation) that are exposed to developers through Android’s API. Furthermore, we present some existing Android applications using NFC, such as diagnostic tools, contactless tag manipulation tools, peer-to-peer NFC applications, as well as a few uncommon use cases. We conclude with an assessment of the completeness of Android’s NFC API and suggest a novel use case.


Near-Field Communication Mobile device Android Application Communication 



This project has been carried out with a financial support from the Brno University of Technology, Faculty of Information Technology through the specific research grant no. FIT-S-14-2299: Research and application of advanced methods in ICT.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Information TechnologyBrno University of TechnologyBrnoCzech Republic

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