Germany’s Stollmann announced the first chip set independent NFC application programming interface (API) for Android.
The “NFaCe+A” API supports all NFC modes and features and can be used with different chip sets and NFC protocol stacks, including those from STMicroelectronics, NXP, Innovison, Polaric and more.
The API, which is targeted for developers of standard NFC applications, will be implemented in a portable Android “Dalvik” Layer as part of an Integration Package.
The Integration Package will be freely available in source code for integration in different Android platforms and for different NFC chips and protocol stacks.
Stollman also says a complete Software Development Kit supporting the NFaCe+A API based on a standard “Beagle” platform is on the way fort the second quarter of 2010.