NFC, RFID and creating better libraries
I’m being told that my piece on NFC yesterday (below) was too difficult for librarians to understand so here’s a shorter non-technical summary:
1. For libraries to really start seeing benefits from RFID + mobile technologies we need Apple to add a small piece of code to their iOS operating system.
2. Android already has it.
3. If iPhones had it too developers would see more value in building apps that would reduce dependence on RFID kiosks and greatly enhance the user experience.
4. Let’s ask Apple to catch up.
I’ve also been asked if any of this has any implications for privacy. Well NFC certainly could although the risk would be lower than conventional RFID due to the short range nature of the technology.
Any queries – please add a comment.