Organization increases access to GlobalPlatform
technologies through new ‘GlobalPlatform for Developers’
May 22 2017 – GlobalPlatform has launched a Secure
Element Mobile Services Kit to support rapid and widespread growth of
secure Android mobile services. The GlobalPlatform for Developers:
Secure Element Mobile Services Kit provides application developers with
all the tools they need to create a secure mobile application utilizing
a secure element (SE).
The kit is the third installment of a new ‘GlobalPlatform for
Developers’ initiative. The initiative reflects a commitment from the
organization to provide the developer community with tools, training,
support and resources which will enhance understanding, familiarity and
access to GlobalPlatform technologies. A key driver behind the launch of
this particular kit is the increasing integration of SEs within more and
more devices globally. This has generated new demand from the developer
community to utilize SEs and the corresponding knowledge and tools to
enable them to do so.
The kit includes directions and tools to create a development
environment that enables developers to build, load and manage their
customized applications. Developers only need a NFC-enabled smartphone
and computer to compile and run the applications.
The kit comprises the following key components:
- A SE utility tool which provides a secure channel from the
development environment to the SE and access to perform card content
- Source code for the three typical elements of a mobile service:
- A SE application, in the form of a Java Card application, which
protects, securely stores and remotely tops up credit, that is used to
perform secure transactions.
- A mobile application, in the form of an Android wallet, which
provides developers with a template to aid their understanding of how to
make a secure connection to the SE application.
- A remote server application script which allows the SE
application to be remotely updated.
- A point of sale simulator used to test that applications built
from the source code (above) works as intended.
Developers can also purchase accessories including a contact and
contactless reader to connect the SE to the development environment, and
sample SEs for development and testing purposes.
Gil Bernabeu, GlobalPlatform’s Technical Director, comments:
“This is a very exciting announcement for both GlobalPlatform and
the global application development community. The pace at which mobile
services are being launched worldwide is rising exponentially and as a
consequence, the need for greater security within the mobile environment
is higher than ever before.
“GlobalPlatform recognizes the value in ensuring that application
developers are aware of the security, interoperability and usability
advantages that GlobalPlatform technologies deliver. To ensure a future
where innovative, mass market secure mobile services can be fully
realized, it is essential that as an organization we promote, and offer
easy accessibility to, our standardized infrastructure. The launch of the
Secure Element Mobile Services Kit will give developers everything they
need to become experts in writing mobile applications which can be
secured by a SE. This is the first step in a much broader initiative by
GlobalPlatform to engage the global development community directly. We
look forward to continuing our work with this important audience and
bringing forward new tools and resources in the near term which will
continue to boost familiarity with, and accessibility to, GlobalPlatform
Future installments of the ‘GlobalPlatform for
Developers’ initiative focused on Secure Elements will be the
launch of an online developers’ forum, developer training
initiatives and hackathons to drive developer innovation. Separately,
the ‘GlobalPlatform for Developers’ initiative has already
delivered a Trusted Execution Environment (TEE) developer workshop and a
For more information on the GlobalPlatform for Developers: Secure
Element Mobile Services Kit, please see:
Secure Element Mobile Services Kit Details: http://bit.ly/SEMSKstore
Information on SE Mobile Services Kit training June 19-20 in Paris: http://bit.ly/SEMSKtraining
A video on GlobalPlatform’s Developers’ Initiative: http://bit.ly/DevProgram
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Notes to editors:
GlobalPlatform is a non-profit industry association driven by over 100
member companies. Members share a common goal to develop
GlobalPlatform’s specifications, which are today highly regarded
as the international standard for enabling digital services and devices
to be trusted and securely managed throughout their lifecycle.
GlobalPlatform protects digital services by standardizing and
certifying a security hardware/firmware combination, known as a secure
component, which acts as an on-device trust anchor. This facilitates
collaboration between service providers and device manufacturers,
empowering them to ensure adequate security within all devices to
protect against threats.
GlobalPlatform specifications also standardize the secure management
of digital services and devices once deployed in the field. Altogether,
GlobalPlatform enables convenient and secure digital service delivery to
end users, while supporting privacy, regardless of market sector or
device type. Devices secured by GlobalPlatform include smartphones,
tablets, set top boxes, wearables, connected cars, other Internet-of-
Things (IoT) devices and smart cards.
The technology’s widespread global adoption delivers cost and
time-to-market efficiencies to all. Market sectors adopting
GlobalPlatform technology include payments, telecoms, transportation,
automotive, smart cities, smart home, utilities, healthcare, premium
content, government and enterprise ID.
GlobalPlatform’s legacy of successful technical specification
development is thanks to two decades of energetic and effective industry
collaboration. Members influence the organization’s output
through participation in technical committees, working groups and
strategic task forces. GlobalPlatform technology is developed in
collaboration with numerous standards bodies and regional organizations
across the world, to ensure continual relevance and timeliness. For more
information visit www.globalplatform.org