University was not clear about who would be the custodian of the amount collected as advances. To sort this issue, instead of charging NFC closed loop cards, management decided to make payment against each order on real time basis THROUGH A THIRD PARTY PAYMENT GATEWAY. It seems very easy but the biggest issue was to do the payment gateway integration provided by client with mobile app.
The conclusion is for future solutions to similar institutions, client must be sensitized to decide whether to use closed loop cards or payment gateways and share completely different timelines based on their decision at the onset.
The “Assistance Control” project was inspired by the basic idea of the “Bologna Process”, a Pan-European collaboration which started in 1999, to adapt technology to provide a better quality of education that would allow improvement of the next generation of classroom teaching.
The best project finally chosen and tested involved students registered for classes with NFC phones, during the academic year 2011–2012 at “Universidad Pontificia de Salamanca, Campus Madrid” (UPSAM).
This resulted in the senior students at the School of Computer Engineering to certify 99.5% accuracy and ease of attendance that ensured continuous assessment without loss of instructional time allocated to this activity.
Source : Science Direct Volume 40 Issue 11, 1st September 2013, Pages 4478-4489