Applications which incorporate NFC benefit from an elegance and simplicity for the users which is difficult for other mobile technologies and channels, e.g. SMS or barcodes to emulate.
Earlier this month Three UK’s Wholesale division Three Wholesale, which sells capacity to third-party carriers such as MVNOs, became the latest carrier to launch a cloud-based, machine-to-machine (M2M) platform designed to bring down setup costs and speed time to market for M2M.
While the history of wearables dates back to the late-1960s, today I’m going to concentrate on the story from the early-80s up to and including the present day since this is the period of time during which the most progress was made on wearable computing devices.
Back in the 1990s, when as a twentysomething doctoral student I would make my way up the Otley Road in Leeds aboard the Number 93 bus, many of the bus tickets would carry a discount coupon from a fast food restaurant which shall remain nameless (It shall remain so not out of my desire to preserve its anonymity, but because we’re talking nearly 20 years ago here and I honestly can’t remember which one it was.)
Ericsson has been upbeat on the M2M market for a year or two, and is quite well known (in some circles, at least) for its prediction that there will be 50 billion connected devices by 2020.
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So we have moved on from desktop PCs and have now entered a new era of computing via connected devices such as smartphones, tablets, and phablets, supported by the evolution of technology.