Skip to toolbar

Community & Business Groups

Web NFC Community Group

The Web NFC Community Group will create a Near Field Communication API that is browser-friendly and adheres to the Web's security model. We believe that means the API will not expose full, low level NFC functionality, but rather a higher level subset that is safe for Web pages, protects user privacy, and does not annoy users with unnecessary or complex permission requests. See the Web NFC Community Group Charter and the Web NFC specification for more information.

Note: Community Groups are proposed and run by the community. Although W3C hosts these conversations, the groups do not necessarily represent the views of the W3C Membership or staff.

drafts / licensing info


Chairs, when logged in, may publish draft and final reports. Please see report requirements.

Publish Reports

First Draft of Web NFC API published by Web NFC Community Group

On 2015-05-15 the Web NFC Community Group published the first draft of the following specification:

Participants contribute material to this specification under the W3C Community Contributor License Agreement (CLA).

If you have any questions, please contact the group on their public list: Learn more about the Web NFC Community Group.

Call for Participation in Web NFC Community Group

The Web NFC Community Group has been launched. See the Web NFC Community Group Charter and NFC input specification for more information. Anssi Kostiainen will be the initial Chair.

In order to join the group, you will need a W3C account.

This is a community initiative. This group was originally proposed on 2015-03-11 by Wayne Carr. The following people supported its creation: Wayne Carr, Jeffrey Yasskin, Zoltan Kis, Aswini S, Anssi Kostiainen. W3C’s hosting of this group does not imply endorsement of the activities.

Read more about how to get started in a new group and good practice for running a group.

We invite you to share news of this new group in social media and other channels.

If you believe that there is an issue with this group that requires the attention of the W3C staff, please email us at

Thank you,
W3C Community Development Team