Let’s try something new: CM9.1 and SimplyTapp

As we continue working on CyanogenMod 10, we are taking an opportunity to revisit CM 9 for one more hurrah!  The introduction of something unique.

Welcome to Tapp!  A near field communication (NFC) payment platform for the CyanogenMod community and powered by SimplyTapp. Founded by two CM enthusiasts, Doug and Ted, Simplytapp provides a method for evolving, securing and expanding  NFC payments.

We have had a relationship with SimplyTapp since the onset of CM 9, and they have submitted a handful of patches to the existing codebase that expanded the NFC capabilities on our devices.

Simply  “Tapp”  to pay with your phone!

We are proud to announce a joint partnership to help launch this platform.
Here is the relevant information:
  • To Sign-up – flash CM9.1 on your NFC capable device, and get the Tapp app
  • Costs – It is between $0 and $5 to get an NFC card. That all depends on the card or cards you select.
  • Cards supported – At the moment you can sign up for a Tapp Anywhere Card (like a gift card with a fixed balance), CyanogenMod Tapp Card (Reloadable), as well as various store cards (depending on location).
  • Security – Card credentials are stored in the cloud and enabled to the point-of-sale via standard security mechanisms. By evolving from the plastic card model, this keeps your credentials (aka payment information) secure, accessible by only you, and only when you need them.

CyanogenMod 9.0’s stable release included the necessary components to utilize this functionality, but with the release of CyanogenMod 9.1 we wanted to make sure all our NFC users were aware of this functionality and encourage them to try it out. Just install the app, and this will allow you access to all of the unique features SimplyTapp has built.

SimplyTapp allows separation of the card credential from the vulnerable handset, and ties it directly from the card issuer to the card holder instead. This empowers anyone from the largest retailer or bank to the smallest application developer to control point-of-sale payment functionality and distribute to any NFC capable device. To do so, enhancements were necessary on the OS level of the NFC stack; enter CyanogenMod.

Supported devices include the:

  • Galaxy Nexus
  • Nexus S(4G)
  • Samsung Galaxy ll
  • And any other NFC enabled device supported by CyanogenMod!

We are launching this with the Ice Cream Sandwich codebase to prevent issues from the rapidly changing Jelly Bean code breaking app functionality. The Tapp functionality will be incorporated into CM 10 as well. For further information, contact [email protected] or visit their website at Simplytapp.com

For non-NFC users, CyanogenMod 9.1 contains bug-fixes over the last release. It should also serve as an indicator that though new features aren’t being rolled in, support for the code branch and the addition of newly supported devices will continue. Look out for more devices to make their way to a stable release, including the LG myTouch Q, the p4 tablets with functioning camera’s and others as we work with the community to incorporate more device trees.

Happy Flashing

-The CyanogenMod Team

  • Bigdogeda

    You guys should put all of cm7 features on cm10

  • Rajesh Yadav

    nop… thx a lot..

  • Danny Havoc

    Can i use in my motorola D2G?

  • Alexey Feldgendler

    Can’t find SimplyTapp in Google Play. Could this be because I’m in Norway?

  • angry one

    cm selling out, it was just the matter of time anyway 

  • Andrew Dodd

     Main problem is figuring out a good way to get it to enable ONLY on the P variant without completely splitting the device trees…

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/T6TY26J3FYNPO77LTZVND5MEAI Thomas Yu

    The LG Optimus 2X P990 has just received an ICS update for the Korean model with international models expected to follow shortly.

    In other words, the Tegra 2 binaries needed to get HW acceleration and video playback/recording working correctly in ICS are now available.

    Also, has anyone looked into supporting the LG Optimus L7 yet? I’ve heard unconfirmed reports of a locked bootloader or something so I’m not sure if it’s even possible.

    Thus, I’d appreciate it if the Cyanogen team could take a look at the O2X again!

    Also, please update the page with the pictures of supported devices… it doesn’t even list the Galaxy Nexus which is embarrassing.

  • Matt

    If I am on 9.0 and want to upgrade to 9.1, do I have to wipe the cache, delete files, etc., or can I just install the Zip over the old one in recovery?  Thanks for your help

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001997119487 Rosslyn Lim

    I put Jelly Bean on my Samsung Galaxy Tab, but I cannot access the IMEI number, which I really need. I used to be able to see that when I had ICS on it. Can you please fix this? Thanks so much.

  • Banoliang

    how to edit and delete contacts

  • phinn

    I guess it’s because of the Nexus… but CyanogenMod has basically become SamsungMod.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Rocky-Arbigaus/100000085334419 Rocky Arbigaus

    I still have issues with empty notification tray (no widgets, no notification, just an emplty tray).
    I love my GS2 with CM9.1 but this bug happens sometimes, and I have to wait to the tray components to load.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=501413790 Sean Buckwheat Nanahcub

    so is the samsung galaxy s 3 not supported?

  • Ilinov Igor

    Будет ли СМ 9-10 для HTC incredible s?

  • Michael Garrett


  • ProjectButter

    When 4.1 ? We all want to taste Project Butter.

  • PainwithBlood666

    amazing, i love cyanogenmod, _ut wait, what happened with the touch pad in the xperiaplay???? i doenst work at all, mmm i have to return to CM7 =(

  • snowman77

    Does it work in Australia

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=501413790 Sean Buckwheat Nanahcub

    So this might be a dumb question but does anyone know when the samsung galaxy s 3 will be suported?

  • mbcls

    this simplytapp is so stupid!
    how can a virtual card be sold out??
    virtual 25$ reloadable card always out of stock!

  • Eldho

    Facebook sync is not working on cm9.1 , cannot able to fetch mobile numbers from fb to phone contacts , tried many apps but all fails …. please fix it urgently

  • Théo Coutu

    Is this functional in CM10.1?