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NFC Programming Session

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Hi Folks -

I'm delighted to introduce Bob Whelan, co-founder of smartWhere, who will be presenting on how to use NFC technology that a growing number of you have built into your phones. This is a pretty neat technology that's just starting to creep into the mainstream, which gives some pretty unique opportunities. New fields challenges, and all that.

Here is the blurb for the event:

*NFC Workshop for Mobile Game Developers

This is a one hour introduction to techniques for leveraging NFC in mobile game development. We will discuss NFC as a method to increase game installations and enhance gameplay, as well as opportunities in cross merchandising and viral marketing. Imagine a tag which becomes more valuable the more you share it with your friends.

In the workshop will encode NFC tags and build a simple Android project that demonstrates several of these concepts. Attendees will leave with code examples and tags for their own development.

[Attendees are encouraged to bring their own Android NFC enabled phone. We will develop for Android in Eclipse using Android SDK 14+. ]