tikitag reaction to clarify exact plans and features
A short reaction from the tikitag team to clarify our exact plans:
tikitag is an online identification service using identification technologies to launch the right action at the right moment for the right user. tikitag uses RFID and selected the type compatible with Near Field Communication, being integrated into mobile phones. The tikitag network service on itself is technology agnostic, and therefore we can add more identification technologies over time making use of the tikitag service.
To make it clear:
1. We are not dropping RFID/NFC at all, even more, we are enriching and extending the functionalities for RFID/NFC continuously.
2. We will be launching 2D barcode functionalities on February 15th. We believe RFID/NFC and 2D barcode are complementary and depending on the application one will be preferred over the other: trade off between cost, usability and required security.
3. The tikitag interface to configure tags will remain the same and you will be able to select whether you want to link an application to an RFID/NFC tag or have a 2D barcode created. This is unique! For 2D barcodes, this will only be able to initiate URL based applications.
4. The Microsoft tag is another identification technology which could become linked with the tikitag service, however no such plans exist today.
We invite the Register team to contact us on info(at)tikitag.com for more information.