The MIFARE4Mobile specifications are available online.
MIFARE4Mobile is a software solution for secure elements (such as embedded secure elements, SIM and micro SD) used to manage MIFARE-based services in NFC-enabled mobile phones. It covers the whole lifecycle of mobile applications from over-the-air installation to end-user interaction via the user interface. The MIFARE4Mobile Industry Group serves as the forum to anticipate the evolution of MIFARE on mobile and specifies and implements the according MIFARE4Mobile solutions. The aim of the group is to harmonize and advance the management of MIFARE based applications built on established and proven global standards such as Global Platform. This applies to secure elements in different form factors and different mobile phone models.
"Contactless technologies are about making our lives both easier and more secure - with the mobile phone being the device that most of us carry, it makes absolute sense to enable consumers to safely enjoy the benefits of contactless services via their handsets,"said Cédric Collomb, general manager cards & services, Oberthur Technologies. "It also makes sense because the trend in contactless technologies is towards multi-applications, where one form factor is able to handle multiple over-the-air services, rather than having separate tokens or cards for each service. Again, the mobile phone is a logical choice to consolidate contactless applications on."
"The hundreds of downloads of the MIFARE4Mobile specifications not only show the popularity of this technology, but also its global reach - we have had requests from operators and service providers in over 60 countries worldwide, including emerging markets such as Indonesia, India and China. Phone-based contactless technologies are going to play an increasingly important role in our lives and the MIFARE4Mobile Industry Group is proud to be at the forefront of this exciting area," said Jean-Claude Deturche, senior vice president, financial services, Gemalto.
"Electronic ticketing has evolved into an application globally appreciated by end-users. MIFARE4Mobile is an important pillar in this development and will allow us to serve our customers with this state-of-the-art technology," adds Bernd Müller, group vice president advanced products, division secure devices, Giesecke & Devrient.