July 14,2012 : ZYNGA POKER APP ENABLES BUMP TECHNOLOGY
Invite friends to join you at a Zynga poker table with a bump of your device
Social gaming giant Zynga has added NFC peer-to-peer mode to its Zynga Poker Android application.
NFC peer-to-peer allows users with NFC enabled devices to establish a bidirectional connection between each other's device in order to exchange contacts and bluetooth pairing functions amongst many others and now will allow users to invite friends to play poker at the same table.
"Imagine experiencing the world's largest free-to-play online poker game with friends and neighbors simply by bumping your smartphone or tablet together," said Zynga. "Sounds like sci-fi, right?"
"Here's how it works: while you're sitting at a table, place your Android Beam enabled device against your friend's Android Beam enabled phone or tablet and touch the screen to send them the invite. As long as your friend's phone is unlocked, they will be able to join your table and can choose to sit and play, or watch."