06-20-2012 09:21 AM
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  1. mikesmith's Avatar
    Are the tectiles specific to your phone? If two people have S3s or two phones have NFC will one tectile set by one person work on both phones?

    Sent from my DROIDX (soon to be sent from my S3) using AC Forums App
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    06-13-2012 09:44 AM
  2. firetruck41's Avatar
    I am looking forward to this. I have tasker and it works OK, but not entirely reliable, and is also difficult for me to figure out how to customize beyond the basics, I have gone back to manually changing settings, I admit that I am a little "technically challenged" and that is probably part of my issue with it.
    These NFC tags are what I am looking for, one in the car for car dock, one at my locker at work to turn off wifi and ringer when I get there, one in my locker to text my wife when I am on my way home from work in the morning, one at home on the counter where I always set my phone, to turn on the ringer and wifi, one on the night stand to turn set/turn on the alarm, etc... Anyway, I can think of a handful of applications for myself.
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    06-13-2012 10:13 AM
  3. maxisgamez's Avatar
    I'm wondering if you can RE-Program the tiles?

    Say you break up with your girl and want to change it for your new girl? LOL!
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    06-13-2012 12:31 PM
  4. BostonBeats88's Avatar
    Are the tectiles specific to your phone? If two people have S3s or two phones have NFC will one tectile set by one person work on both phones?

    Sent from my DROIDX (soon to be sent from my S3) using AC Forums App

    My gut feeling that the Tectile has a unique identifier so that your phone recognizes the tile and internally runs its series of commands. A separate phone would see the same ID but be programmed to execute its own thing.

    This is just a hypothesis and I would be curious to see the answer when we get more details outta Sammy.
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    06-13-2012 12:37 PM
  5. MrSlippery519's Avatar
    Wow very neat, I can certainly see the uses for work specifically. How many times in the past do I forgot to set my phone to vibrate and it's going off at 10am.
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    06-13-2012 12:55 PM
  6. 12youngjedi's Avatar
    wow! this is very nice! i love it! so awesome! i can do lots of things with this! haha! thanks for sharing!
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    06-13-2012 01:25 PM
  7. scorpeo88's Avatar
    [YT]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QMjUTuyd7A8[/YT]
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    06-13-2012 01:41 PM
  8. sburggsx's Avatar
    My guy feeling that the Tectile has a unique identifier so that your phone recognizes the tile and internally runs its series of commands. A separate phone would see the same ID but be programmed to execute its own thing.

    This is just a hypothesis and I would be curious to see the answer when we get more details outta Sammy.
    That was my thought at first. However, if these are to be able to be used by anyone say entering a store, or the link to a band's website etc. It would seem that some of the programming would have to be placed on the chip itself. That lends to muliple phones being able to do the same thing. Like one for anyone visiting your house to tap it and instantly be on your wifi etc.

    I'm also thinking there could be a lot of malicious use as well. I'll be waiting to tap random stickers for a while.
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    06-13-2012 01:48 PM
  9. ScandaLeX's Avatar
    How has this not been mentioned... anywhere?
    It was. Just for the life of me I can't remember where I first heard or saw this but knew it was coming.

    I see people saying Tasker already does this but loving technology as I do, I see this as "futuristic" tasker. Tasker by itself is an app. This uses NFC which makes the idea/concept pretty cool to me.

    One more reason I'm looking forward to getting this phone.

    Tappin' from my SGP 5.0
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    06-13-2012 02:38 PM
  10. alicechong7789's Avatar
    Hey guys!
    I just tried using the TecTiles App on my HTC Amaze along with blank tags from NFC Tags, NFC Stickers, NFC Marketing Products, NFC Readers and NFC Software | BUYNFCTAGS.COM and it works great!
    The tags here are much cheaper than the TecTiles tags, about $1 each.
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    06-13-2012 03:48 PM
  11. moose_factor's Avatar
    Is there a way to add more facebook check in locations? it won't let me search for locations just gives me a few locations...
    06-20-2012 05:08 AM
  12. DallasFlier's Avatar
    One great use of these that I'm looking forward to is to emulate the feature that my BlackBerry's have had for years - where they "know" when you holster them, and will change profile/settings based on in holster vs. out of holster. BlackBerry patented this years ago, they use a reed switch and a magnet in all BlackBerry approved holsters/cases.

    When my BlackBerry goes into its holster, it puts everything except the phone into vibrate-only mode - but that's just my settings. As you pull it out of the holster, it returns to whatever profile and settings were active before being holstered.

    Already planning on looking at a tag in the holster to do this!
    06-20-2012 07:04 AM
  13. BostonBeats88's Avatar
    That was my thought at first. However, if these are to be able to be used by anyone say entering a store, or the link to a band's website etc. It would seem that some of the programming would have to be placed on the chip itself. That lends to muliple phones being able to do the same thing. Like one for anyone visiting your house to tap it and instantly be on your wifi etc.

    I'm also thinking there could be a lot of malicious use as well. I'll be waiting to tap random stickers for a while.

    I saw a different Tectile promo and it seems like you are correct. It does not seem to be phone specific and instead tile specific. Even neater!
    06-20-2012 07:41 AM
  14. BostonBeats88's Avatar
    I really hope there is a way to have these tiles work as some sort of toggle... let me explain.

    I get into my car
    Press my phone to the tile (Bluetooth On, Open Spotify , Wifi Off, GPS On etc.)
    Drive to my destination
    Press my phone to the same tile (BT Off, GPS off, Wifi On etc)
    Go about my business



    So instead of having two separate tiles in my car, I only need one. It would be the same for if you want a tile system in your house... one for when you enter and another when you leave.

    Just thought it would be a cool feature and would help us conserve tiles (I already have my 5 waiting for me at home.) I want to start sticking them around even before I get my phone
    06-20-2012 07:45 AM
  15. DallasFlier's Avatar
    I really hope there is a way to have these tiles work as some sort of toggle... let me explain.

    I get into my car
    Press my phone to the tile (Bluetooth On, Open Spotify , Wifi Off, GPS On etc.)
    Drive to my destination
    Press my phone to the same tile (BT Off, GPS off, Wifi On etc)
    Go about my business



    So instead of having two separate tiles in my car, I only need one. It would be the same for if you want a tile system in your house... one for when you enter and another when you leave.

    Just thought it would be a cool feature and would help us conserve tiles (I already have my 5 waiting for me at home.) I want to start sticking them around even before I get my phone
    Based on this quote from an article I found about them yesterday, sounds like they can do what you (and I!) want them to do:
    In some cases, you can mix and match tasks within the same category, so that tapping the NFC-capable phone to the sticker you've affixed to your bedside lamp turns on night mode and the alarm, and tapping it again toggles them off.
    Samsung TecTiles: NFC stickers do cool stuff with your phone
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    06-20-2012 07:59 AM
  16. mikesmith's Avatar
    I really hope there is a way to have these tiles work as some sort of toggle... let me explain.

    I get into my car
    Press my phone to the tile (Bluetooth On, Open Spotify , Wifi Off, GPS On etc.)
    Drive to my destination
    Press my phone to the same tile (BT Off, GPS off, Wifi On etc)
    Go about my business



    So instead of having two separate tiles in my car, I only need one. It would be the same for if you want a tile system in your house... one for when you enter and another when you leave.

    Just thought it would be a cool feature and would help us conserve tiles (I already have my 5 waiting for me at home.) I want to start sticking them around even before I get my phone
    If you watch the YouTube video posted in this thread, he shows that the tiles can be set to turn something on, turn something off, or toggle something.

    He does it with his BT. Tapping the tile turned it on and tapping it again turned it off.

    Sent from my DROIDX (soon to be sent from my S3) using AC Forums App
    06-20-2012 08:10 AM
  17. gamercholo's Avatar
    I posted this link before, it tells you how they work.

    http://m.gizmodo.com/5917916/samsung...nt-it/gallery/

    Sent from my SPH-D710 using Android Central Forums
    06-20-2012 08:14 AM
  18. ansextra's Avatar
    I'm planning on putting a TecTile in my car dock (whichever one I end up getting) to turn on bluetooth, gps, and go into car mode.
    Hopefully when I remove the phone from the car dock that will automatically turn all those functions off.
    06-20-2012 08:20 AM
  19. DallasFlier's Avatar
    I'm planning on putting a TecTile in my car dock (whichever one I end up getting) to turn on bluetooth, gps, and go into car mode.
    Hopefully when I remove the phone from the car dock that will automatically turn all those functions off.
    This. And exactly the same when I put it into the holster/case and remove it.

    THAT, to me, would be the huge advantage of these over tasker. Helping the phone to auto-magically KNOW where it is, and based on that knowledge, do something automatically that COULD be done with tasker, except the phone would have no clue WHEN to do it.
    06-20-2012 08:36 AM
  20. camiller's Avatar
    Here is a thread on general NFC stuff and covers some third party NFC apps, and has links to other articles and sources for tags.

    http://forums.androidcentral.com/htc...uses-apps.html

    Edit: There is also a NFC app that will let you re-use tags that you might find on something you purchase. Instead of relying on being able to program the tag, it reads the tags serial number then uses an internal database to assign actions to that tag. Of course that limits the flexibility, of having a tag that does the same thing for many phones without having to program it for every phone, but it saves you $1/tag so if you are on a budget... https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...TAG_FREE&hl=en
    06-20-2012 09:21 AM
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