The Open Standard for Public Transport (OSPT) Alliance announced the availability of the CIPURSE V2 Mobile Guidelines, a set of requirements and use cases for developing and deploying CIPURSE-secured transit fare mobile apps for NFC-enabled smart phones, tablets and other smart devices.
Providing everything developers need to implement and use the CIPURSE V2 open security standard when embedded in an NFC mobile device, the new guidelines take the CIPURSE standard to the next level by enabling transit operators to enhance their systems to support mobile ticketing with these new form factors.
“As people are looking to their NFC phones to replace their physical payment cards, it is only natural that transit fare systems should go mobile,” said Laurent Cremer, executive director for the OSPT Alliance.
CIPURSE V2 Mobile Guidelines define what the transport organization needs to do, define the role of the trust service manager (TSM), provide details on handling lost or stolen phones, detail how to purchase tickets online for the mobile phone and how to purchase tickets directly using the phone, present battery-off and battery-low considerations and much more.
The mobile application is personalized and installed over the air (OTA) by a trusted service manager into a mobile device’s secure element. Transit operators are free to deploy their own branded mobile app for Android, iOS, Windows, BlackBerry or any other platform, which interacts with the CIPURSE application to conduct transit transactions.
Especially developed for the NFC mobile industry, the guidelines provide numerous use cases that detail the interactions between end users, transport organizations, secure element owners, TSMs and other ecosystem partners in the day-to-day environment to provide a clear understanding of how the CIPURSE standard should be implemented for mobile applications.
The CIPURSE Mobile Guidelines and the CIPURSE V2 Specification documents are available to OSPT Alliance Full and Associate members, as well as Evaluators, and are made available on OSPT web site.