Do all NFC apps work together?

Do all NFC apps work together?

No, not all NFC apps work together in harmony…Not just yet.

With that being said, NFC forum specifications require that all NFC certified devices are interoperable through both structure and architecture. Different types of tags are specified for a certain function and ability. Compliant NFC enabled devices can communicate with each other but not all NFC apps work together. Depending on the API`s used in each application will determine what NDEF message can be written or read through the NFC Forum specs regarding transmission protocols.

Interoperability is the focus point of NFC technology, and to promote growth of this technology, it will be important for developers to include API`s to share with other NFC enabled software products regardless of the application involved.

NFC certified and NFC compliant hardware devices, and software are required to follow the NFC specifications regardless of application processors or software stacks.