An NFC alternative that you might actually use
The biggest problem with near-field communications is that no one’s using it. While NFC evangelists have heralded the new tap-happy age of communications, few tech companies are embracing NFC in any major way. Mobile payments are floundering, Apple’s not interested, and the average person just doesn’t care. But perhaps the tap isn’t dead. Taking a different approach to the idea is TouchBase, an NFC alternative that draws on one thing all smartphones already have — touchscreens.