The Sprint Open Solutions Conference, Nov. 2-4 in Santa Clara, Calif., gives developers, enterprises and entrepreneurs information on creating innovative applications and solutions on the Sprint network. Registration is now open at http://developer.sprint.com/devcon2011.
Nexus S 4G
Sprint and Samsung will be giving the first 1,500 registered attendees a free Nexus S™ 4G from Google™ device with one month of service.
Near Field Communication (NFC) is technology that allows consumers to simply tap their NFC-capable device, such as a wireless phone, near an NFC reader to obtain information or to use it as a credit card or mobile wallet. Sprint, together with Google, is the first U.S. carrier to roll out an app – Google Wallet -- using NFC capability for purchases in retail stores.
As part of its commitment to environmental responsibility, the Sprint Open Solutions Conference will be a “green” event. Attendees will be able to use their Nexus S 4G device to obtain information from sponsors, exhibits and at breakout sessions eliminating the need for brochures and paper materials. Each booth in the convention center will have an NFC tag or smart poster that will allow participants to tap and receive product or service information.
In addition, throughout the conference space, users will find smart posters and NFC-enabled vending machines to take advantage of the technology and learn more about its uses.
Mobile Commerce and NFC Sessions
During the conference, Sprint and Google will be leading several sessions that focus on NFC and mobile commerce:
Sprint Mobile Commerce – session demonstrating how to leverage mobile commerce within an application or solution. Mobile commerce can help provide a wider product reach, reduce transaction costs and streamline business processes.
NFC and Mobility – informative session on business opportunities around Google Wallet and utilizing NFC technology.
Leveraging NFC Technology – hands-on coding session on how to incorporate NFC technology into applications and wireless solutions to make them richer and more useful for consumers.