Fidesmo now supports DESFire®!

August 30th, 2018

We are proud to announce a major addition to the functions offered by Fidesmo: MIFARE DESFire.
From now on, service providers using DESFire cards will be able to distribute remotely their services, via Fidesmo.
We have implemented it in a very simple way: we have added three operations to our public API (see https://developer.fidesmo.com/api),
– one to create a DESFire application on the Fidesmo-enabled device,
– a second one to delete it,
– and a third operation to send commands to the DESFire application: the same DESFire commands one would send to a reader communicating with a “traditional” DESFire card.
A somewhat longer technical description is available here: https://developer.fidesmo.com/documentation/desfire-implementation.

MIFARE DESFire is a technology widely used in the public transportation, access control, event ticketing, closed-loop payments and other industries. Supporting DESFire is a major step towards bringing contactless services to any device, anywhere. Of course, besides DESFire services, Fidesmo-enabled devices will continue to host services based on other technologies, sharing the same secure chip.

We will soon offer through our online store http://shop.fidesmo.com/ contactless cards with DESFire capabilities, so that anyone interested will be able to experience how simple it is to distribute existing, or fully new, DESFire applications to contactless devices.

NXP®, MIFARE, and DESFire® are registered trademarks of NXP B.V. and are used under license.