[Manic Monday] Using NFC To Distribute Your Music – And More
Near-field communication, otherwise known as NFC, is still somewhat of a mystery to most. It’s often touted as the ‘killer’ new feature of some app or phone, as it is gradually being integrated with some high-end phones (and even some mid-range phones), although most of the world still has no real use for it. The most notable use of NFC is of course mobile payment systems like Google Wallet, Isis and some Visa or Mastercard-driven programs in Europe, Singaporeand Korea.
NFC is creeping into the entertainment world as well, with Nokia’s use of NFC tostream music wirelessly to external speakers and eventually to other appliances(not necessarily for entertainment), but has hardly been embraced by the entertainment world as an enabler technology. Outside of some examples of music services using NFC technology (Widi Asmoro has made a helpful example of how NFC technology is used to distribute music from a website, and stream it to a Nokia 360 wireless speaker here), nobody else in Indonesia has taken advantage of NFC technology to try spreading music – when it’s actually very easy.
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