DeviceFidelity announced that its microSD based In2Pay technology for plug and play mobile contactless transactions is now available for the Android mobile phone operating system.
Already available for BlackBerry, iPhone, Windows and Symbian platforms, In2Pay features integrated support for mass personalization, Trusted Services Management (TSM) and multi-application mobile wallet software.
According to DeviceFidelity, Android is the second most popular mobile phone operating system with 25.5% global market share, up from 3.5% last year. In the U.S., Android leads the market with a 44% share, followed by Apple and RIM.
Mobile payment using the DeviceFidelity In2Pay solution is compatible with most Android OS based devices popular in the US, Europe and Asia, including handsets from Samsung, LG, HTC, Sony Ericsson and Huawei.
As part of its support for Android, DeviceFidelity is also releasing a new application programming interface (API) for the Android platform that will enable a variety of mobile NFC applications, such as mobile payment wallet, enhanced mobile banking, Over the Air (OTA) provisioning, MiFare read and write, as well as couponing and loyalty programs support.
DeviceFidelity is also announcing the availability of the In2Pay DFare Javacard API and applet that enables mobile phone applications and TSM platforms to read and write to the MiFare portion of the In2Pay MicroSD.
The new offering allows remote download, remote management and remote top-up of mobile transit applications as well as other value added services such as couponing, physical access control and identification on all supported smart phone platforms, including Android.