Paris may 2nd 2011 – AIRTAG partners with NOKIA for the first loyalty card using peer-to-peer NFC technology on the NOKIA C7. AIRTAG thus confirms its technological leadership in NFC and consolidates its mobile strategy.
The app, which is based on fidBook technology, allows users to collect loyalty points and download coupons on their phone, communicating directly with an NFC reader through peer-to-peer mode. The NFC P2P mode permits two-way information exchange between a phone and a device without using mobile data networks, often lacking good coverage in store.
The NOKIA C7, NFC smartphone sold on the European market, allows developers to provide innovative contactless applications. It ships with an NFC chip, which will become active once the Symbian ANNA update is pushed (planned in the following weeks).
« We are convinced that several NFC architectures will coexist in the coming years. The NFC P2P mode will enable innovative mobile marketing solutions while waiting for a broader support of card emulation mode by manufacturers. » outlines Jeremie LEROYER, cofounder and CEO at AIRTAG.
« We just announced in April at the WIMA conference our NFC solutions (http://conversations.nokia.com/2011/04/26/nokia-nfc-at-wima-video-round-up/) using the Nokia C7 as the first smartphone enabling contactless services. We are convinced that our users will enjoy these loyalty and couponing solutions, before using their phone for payment services » declares Jeremy Belostock, head of NFC activities at Nokia in Europe.
For developers, the new version of QT Mobility allows them to use all the APIs supported by the phone to develop all kinds of applications.
Nokia is committed to connecting people to what matters to them by combining advanced mobile technology with personalized services. More than 1.3 billion people connect to one another with a Nokia, from our most affordable voice-optimized mobile phones to advanced Internet-connected smartphones sold in virtually every market in the world. Through Ovi (www.ovi.com), people also enjoy access to maps and navigation on mobile, a rapidly expanding applications store, a growing catalog of digital music, free email and more. Nokia’s NAVTEQ is a leader in comprehensive digital mapping and navigation services, and Nokia Siemens Networks is one of the leading providers of telecommunications infrastructure hardware, software and professional services globally.
Founded in 2006 and located in Malakoff in France, AIRTAG provides retail companies with the technologies required to convert their points-of-sale into interactive, connected and intelligent spaces in which to create customer loyalty and improve sales.
AIRTAG sells technological solutions to chain stores and brands: