Imagine expanding your existing bank mobile app to do card emulation.. with NO TOLL to the TSM or carrier.. you are in complete control. A project which should be sub $1M AND NO CONTRACTS!!
The only current dependency is Android 4.4 with an NFC or HCE capable handsets.. with over 40 new OEMs handsets shipping in next few months.
I’ll fill this blog out in more detail, but here are the key actions
- mobile app development
- workout how your static signing keys can be deployed. SimplyTapp has solution in place (https://www.simplytapp.com/)
- Test with legacy embedded handsets and new OEMs to establish your test pool
- Create a new consumer registration service where virtual keys are provisioned to application (again SimplyTapp has this)
Google’s phones are ringing off the hook. Retailers, loyalty providers, Banks are all working to leverage this new approach. The Android team can help you with the APIs.. but recommend you get in touch w/ SimplyTapp today
(I have no current relationship with SimplyTapp… but think it is something that makes sense as hardware evolves to software)