One step closer to the mobile wallet
The operator Orange, in partnership with the manufacturer Gemalto, decided to offer its customers SIM cards equipped with NFC chips.
Why it matters
Our mobile phone is an extension of ourselves – and we rarely leave home without it. This solution not only allow users to perform various operations remotely and at their own pace, it can also act as a mobile wallet. Users can also access a portfolio of scalable applications for NFC payments, transportation, ticketing and loyalty programs. While NFC technology has been discussed at length for some time now, how can brands use this new technology to connect with customers and their favourite everyday tool?
Doggy Talky is an app for dogs that covers conversation, localisation and services. Launched by a Spanish company, the creators define it as a “Whatsapp for dogs”, where dog owners talk to each other using their dog’s profile.
The app has a GPS system that keeps users updated on the distance between two users, and helps you discover other dogs that live in your neighbourhood. Doggy Talky also includes useful information for dog owners such as pet shops, emergency vets, dog walkers, or adoption centres.
If you have a dog you can get join the community for free by creating a dog profile and explaining its needs: looking for friendship, going for a walk, etc.
BrailleTouch is an smartphone application developed by Georgia Tech’s researchers. It enables visually impaired people to write text messages simply by using six keys on the screen representing the Braille alphabet.