Two companies that provide software for digital passes and coupons on Android and iOS devices say they have added Near Field Communication capabilities to allow consumers to redeem those passes by tapping together Android devices.

The pitch being made by Attido Mobile Ltd. is that its PassWallet service on Android devices can now "redeem and beam" the Android versions of the digital passes it offers for Apple's Passbook, despite Apple's long-running avoidance of supporting NFC.

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