1. Wiley_11's Avatar
    This looks pretty cool. Make your own NFC tags to turn on bluetooth in your car,turn on wifi when you get home,etc. Tags are about $1.30 each. Check out video!

    NFC Task Launcher app


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    05-21-2011 05:39 PM
  2. maryinredding's Avatar
    WE don't need the launcher app because it is already in our phones. Actually mine is on by default.
    05-21-2011 07:48 PM
  3. kalex's Avatar
    its not a launcher app. its an app that extends use of your tags. U can create your own actions and write them to the tag. your phone doesn't have a launcher app u have an app called tags that just reads the tags. NFC Task Launcher is an app that actually puts those tags to real good use
    05-21-2011 11:35 PM
  4. clavodulce16's Avatar
    Where can I get the tags from? This would really work for me.
    05-22-2011 05:24 PM
  5. bucketheadmn's Avatar
    I have some on order, can not wait for them to get here and to start playing around. Those that are looking on where to buy tags head to the XDA thread and the devs homepage has links to a few places.
    05-22-2011 06:50 PM
  6. Wiley_11's Avatar
    Where can I get the tags from? This would really work for me.
    Here
    05-22-2011 06:53 PM
  7. jsarasien's Avatar
    I may be a geek, but this is the coolest thing I have seen in a long time.
    05-22-2011 07:18 PM
  8. Wiley_11's Avatar
    Argentinian hackers fully enable NFC chip.......Link

    This is getting to be more fun by the minute.
    05-22-2011 07:30 PM
  9. drewsonian's Avatar
    Argentinian hackers fully enable NFC chip.......Link

    This is getting to be more fun by the minute.
    would nfc be compatible with the credit card readers currently at certain stores where you just tap your mastercard to pay? Be nice if I could program my phone with the same info as my credit card... But probably also makes identity theft a little more scary
    05-23-2011 07:05 PM
  10. Wiley_11's Avatar
    would nfc be compatible with the credit card readers currently at certain stores where you just tap your mastercard to pay? Be nice if I could program my phone with the same info as my credit card... But probably also makes identity theft a little more scary
    Maybe???

    NFC is a subset of RFID. For explanation click HERE
    05-23-2011 07:29 PM
  11. drewsonian's Avatar
    Maybe???

    NFC is a subset of RFID. For explanation click HERE
    Let me clarify a little now that I'm not on my nexus and can type my thoughts out more.

    I have two credit cards that have an RFID chip in them and I can read them with the Nexus NFC reader. They come up with "Unknown tag type", so the tags are probably encrypted or something - whatever it is, the Nexus doesn't know how to read them.

    So, I'm wondering if the NFC on the Nexus can be modded to transmit the same codes that are embedded into the chips on my credit cards, so I could theoretically pull up a "Credit Card Wallet" app on my Nexus, select the credit card to use, put my phone on the RFID reader at the point of sale, and it would be charged to my credit card as if I had placed my credit card down on the reader.
    05-23-2011 08:20 PM
  12. drewsonian's Avatar
    Ok, so some googling found this article, which would be cool, but it's obviously not enabled in Gingerbread just yet:

    Google Nexus S will let you use your phone as a credit card | Metro.co.uk
    05-23-2011 08:30 PM
  13. krohnjw's Avatar
    As the author of this app I agree it's pretty cool I use it every day and am glad that others find it as useful as I do. If you have any specific questions or issues please let me know.


    Let me clarify a little now that I'm not on my nexus and can type my thoughts out more.

    I have two credit cards that have an RFID chip in them and I can read them with the Nexus NFC reader. They come up with "Unknown tag type", so the tags are probably encrypted or something - whatever it is, the Nexus doesn't know how to read them.

    So, I'm wondering if the NFC on the Nexus can be modded to transmit the same codes that are embedded into the chips on my credit cards, so I could theoretically pull up a "Credit Card Wallet" app on my Nexus, select the credit card to use, put my phone on the RFID reader at the point of sale, and it would be charged to my credit card as if I had placed my credit card down on the reader.
    Concerning this - the answer is yes it is capable, but not "enabled" yet. In order to do this you need card emulation and access to the secure element on the chip. The access to this exists, but it's not in any public API. *Who* has access to this is still being worked out as well as the method of access (it changed when 2.3.4 was introduced). Card emulation is also still a "work in progress" according to the official comments from folks at Google. However, they are trialling their own payment system, so they clearly have it going at some level. How public it ever becomes is yet to be seen. For P2P and standard exchange of data/tags they are pushing enableForegroundPush using NDEF messages.
    05-23-2011 09:33 PM
  14. Wiley_11's Avatar
    As the author of this app I agree it's pretty cool I use it every day and am glad that others find it as useful as I do. If you have any specific questions or issues please let me know.




    Concerning this - the answer is yes it is capable, but not "enabled" yet. In order to do this you need card emulation and access to the secure element on the chip. The access to this exists, but it's not in any public API. *Who* has access to this is still being worked out as well as the method of access (it changed when 2.3.4 was introduced). Card emulation is also still a "work in progress" according to the official comments from folks at Google. However, they are trialling their own payment system, so they clearly have it going at some level. How public it ever becomes is yet to be seen. For P2P and standard exchange of data/tags they are pushing enableForegroundPush using NDEF messages.
    Thanks for stopping by. I think your app is awesome. The future looks bright for NFC, and your app.
    05-23-2011 09:49 PM
  15. drewsonian's Avatar
    Thanks for stopping by. I think your app is awesome. The future looks bright for NFC, and your app.
    Ditto! I'm looking forward to getting NFC tags and using your program!
    05-23-2011 11:47 PM
  16. drewsonian's Avatar
    Not that any of us would have missed a front page story, but this probably answers all my questions...

    http://www.androidcentral.com/google...t-may-26-maybe

    Cool.
    05-24-2011 09:42 PM
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