What is NFC?

Near Field Communication is a wireless data transfer technology that transmits information over short distances between an NFC chip and a NFC enabled smartphone.

NFC tags can be programmed to contain an endless array of functions from directing you to websites to paying for parking.

 

NFC vs. QR codes

QR codes: bar codes you scan with a QR code reader app on your phone.

NFC: tags you tap with a NFC-enabled smartphone.

These technologies are similar and the end result is the same. However, there are a wider array of actions that can be performed with NFC.