[clug] Idea for an Android project or a possible big headache?

jm jeffm at ghostgun.com
Sat Feb 16 18:00:29 MST 2013

Thanks for the info. Farebot looks like an interesting and useful 
program. Would still be nice to see something for Action's MyWay even if 
it was proprietary.

NFC seems to be a technology that has much potential but, at least, I'm 
not seeing much use being made of it.


Alex (Maxious) Sadleir wrote:
> Such an app does exist in FareBot
> http://codebutler.com/announcing-farebot-for-android/
> https://github.com/codebutler/farebot
> ... but unfortunately the cards are encrypted with a key unique to
> each transit system and nobody has extracted it for Canberra.
> The author of FareBot suggests "Removing detailed trip information
> from these cards while keeping the balance readable without
> authentication is a good compromise that balances privacy with
> utility." http://codebutler.com/2013/02/14/farebot-transit-card-privacy-news/

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