What is the most popular Smart Card OS / development stack?
We are looking into selecting a Smart Card platform for our custom application security project development. Just to be clear, we are looking into more advanced cards, i.e. Dynamic Application Card OS'es, and not Fixed File Structure Cards. It looks like 2 of the most popular Dynamic Application Card OS'es are:
Which one of these is more popular? Has better development tools? Supports majority of Card Readers? Has contact-less cards implementations on the market? Has better support from the Open Source community? Please advice! Thanks!
JavaCard is by far more popular, mostly because GSM SIM cards are based on JavaCard. At the same time, you need to pick Smart Card that better fits your specific project requirements, not by OS popularity. Here are some differences between MULTOS and JavaCard: