Beta Program Launched for Custom Business Applications to Read-Write NFC Tag Data Using Android Smartphones, Aims to Simplify Administration of Ticket Validation, Access Control, Loyalty and Stored Value Services

BOSTON, MA, Dec 21, 2011 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) — Skycore LLC, a leading mobile solutions provider, today announced launching a beta program for customizing its codeREADr barcode scanning app for businesses to deploy for reading and writing data embedded in NFC tags.

When installed on NFC-enabled Android smartphones, the customized codeREADr app can read, record, track and validate data embedded in NFC tags. This functionality mirrors the app’s current use for reading data embedded in 1D/2D barcodes.

However, a significant benefit for deploying NFC tags is the ability for the app to act as initiator of both read and write commands. Skycore’s beta program will build custom initiator features for clients to enable unique auto-ID, data capture and fulfillment functionality.

“We see writing to NFC tags at the point of service as an important technology differentiator,” said Rich Eicher, founder and CEO of Skycore. “It enables custom functionality and can even simplify administration of certain ticket validation, access control, loyalty reward and stored value programs,” he added.

Reading NFC tags with Android smartphones — as opposed to traditional NFC readers — allows data to be read, written and processed on the device itself or to be transmitted to the cloud, all without the need to connect to desktops or laptops.

“As NFC-enabled phones become readily available over the next few years, our business customers will enjoy a wide selection of devices for installing codeREADr and consumers will be able to present either their NFC phone or an NFC tag at the point of service. That’s the future,” said Eicher.

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About Skycore LLC Skycore (Boston, MA, ) is a leading mobile solutions provider empowering the creation delivery, reading and validating of data embedded in 1D/2D barcodes and NFC targets. Documents and/or Photos available for this release: QR Code, NFC Tag and Printed Ticket QR Code and NFC Tag codeREADr logo. To view supporting documents and/or photos, go to and enter Release ID: 317415