ICS Develops NFC Application that Allows Android and Nokia Phones to Exchange Vcards

BEDFORD, MA – September 16, 2011 — Some 40+ engineers gathered at the Isobar 48 "Create 48" NFC Hackathon held in Boston September 13-15th to spend 48 hours developing new and innovative Near Field Applications. One of the teams, with representatives from Isobar and Integrated Computer Solutions developed an NFC application that allowed an Android Nexus and a Nokia phone to exchange Vcards by just tapping the phones. Vcard is a standard industry data format for exchanging contact information. This is the first such cross phone application between two popular smart phones. This application was built on the new Nokia N9 (MeeGo) as well as the latest Nokia "Belle" series of phones.

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Headquartered in Bedford, MA, ICS provides mobile application design and custom development services that speed the delivery of embedded and mobile devices with world-class user experiences for a range of technologies, including Qt and MeeGo, Windows Phone 7, HTML5, iOS, and Android. In North America, ICS is the largest source of independent expertise on Qt and Near Field Communications for Nokia, providing both expert consulting as well as training and add-on products.