ANDREW RICHARDS

ANDROID NOTIFICATION SERVICE THAT UTILISES NEAR-FIELD COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIES
An Android application used to send notifications when the NFC module in a mobile device comes into contact with an NFC tag, this action is also known as a ’tap’. The possible uses for the application are endless, from checking-in, alerts, security or just to simply send a message. Users can set up contacts or groups of contacts for group notification. Tags used for the NFC tap can be secured to a single user or be set to allow anyone who taps to send a notification.

All messages, sent and received, are stored on cloud servers where they can be accessed from the application in the form of a message log. Analytics are provided on notification statistics in the form of graphs which allows for users to gain a better understanding of their use of the application.