How does my Tapt card work?
How can you tap a card on a phone?
Good question! The answer is: emerging NFC technology. This cutting edge tech allows our products to react with smartphones with a simple 'tap' motion. Over the past few years, our smartphones have increased their background reading NFC capabilities, which is what registers when an NFC chip is in close proximity, triggering a notification. This feature also allows NFC to be read without any app installed on the phone. That's one smart microchip.
Tapt cards work on virtually all smartphones - Read our compatibility article here
What is NFC?
Simply put, it's a method of wireless data transfer called NFC (near field communication) that detects and then enables technology in close proximity to communicate without the need for an internet connection. It's easy, fast and works automatically.
NFC evolved from radio frequency identification (RFID) tech, with an NFC chip operating as one part of a wireless link. Once it's activated by another chip, small amounts of data between the two devices can be transferred when held a few centimetres from each other.
No pairing code is necessary to link up, and because it uses chips that run on very low amounts of power (or passively, using even less), it's much more power-efficient than other wireless communication types.