Chainfire Turns Your Bootanimation into a Logging Center

Having a nice boot animation certainly adds a little bit of aesthetic polish to your … more

Android TV Launcher Pushed to Google Play

Over the past decade, the tech universe has seen two drastic and widely contrasting changes with … more

Cyngn, OnePlus, Micromax – The Legal Battle

Recently, a battle has been waging in India over the rights to distribute the commercial … more

Lean Mean Battery Power Saving App Review

We talk a lot about battery topics here at XDA TV. We talk about everything from Power Banks to USB … more

Welcome to XDA

Search to go directly to your device's forum

Register an account

Unlock full posting privileges

Ask a question

No registration required
Post Reply

Write NFC tags that do not require other users to have the app used to write the tag.

OP replicamask

25th June 2014, 09:51 PM   |  #1  
OP Junior Member
Thanks Meter: 5
 
18 posts
Join Date:Joined: May 2014
I have a done a bit of looking but all I've come up with is mainly 'use trigger' or something like it. But my question is: Is there a way with Trigger to write a tag that anyone can read? Or is there another NFC tag writer app that I should use?

The thing I want to do is make a tag for friends to tap when they call over that will connect them to my wifi network, but if they have to go and download trigger first then no one is going to use my tag.

Sorry if this is a re-posted question, I looked and didn't see it anywhere here and when I put the title in there was no recommended threads that had what I was asking.
26th June 2014, 01:37 PM   |  #2  
Senior Member
Flag Timisoara
Thanks Meter: 46
 
336 posts
Join Date:Joined: Jan 2011
More
I've tried different apps, and it looks like connect to wireless is not one of the default actions that is included in Android. I've only found connect to bluetooth.
27th June 2014, 12:46 PM   |  #3  
Hi, you can use NFC Tools for that.
All records on "write" tab is compatible with other NFC device.
2nd July 2014, 01:04 AM   |  #4  
Member
Thanks Meter: 2
 
32 posts
Join Date:Joined: Mar 2012
Quote:
Originally Posted by daniel_loft

I've tried different apps, and it looks like connect to wireless is not one of the default actions that is included in Android. I've only found connect to bluetooth.

I am new to NFC and I am a little confused about what NFC can do. I have the nfc-tool App and I can read many NFC tags that I have.

But for an Android phone with NFC support, without installing any 3rd party App, what can it do? Is NFC enabled by default? Are there native NFC apps that can trigger action, open URL, etc?

Also, since each NFC tag already has a unique identifier, it seems to me writing data to NFC tag isn't all that useful when only 1 phone is using it. As you could have just programmed the command to the phone. The same applies to multiple phones if you can program the phones through some other means. Am I missing something here?
2nd July 2014, 06:26 AM   |  #5  
Senior Member
Flag Timisoara
Thanks Meter: 46
 
336 posts
Join Date:Joined: Jan 2011
More
As I was saying, looks like what you want is only possible in Android L.
Have a nice day!
2nd July 2014, 04:08 PM   |  #6  
ascsa's Avatar
Senior Member
Thanks Meter: 205
 
583 posts
Join Date:Joined: Oct 2011
Quote:
Originally Posted by nookin

I am new to NFC and I am a little confused about what NFC can do. I have the nfc-tool App and I can read many NFC tags that I have.

But for an Android phone with NFC support, without installing any 3rd party App, what can it do? Is NFC enabled by default? Are there native NFC apps that can trigger action, open URL, etc?

Android has native build-in support for some simple standard NFC activities, like reading a messages/contact, open URL/URI, launch application etc. .For more sophisticated activities you will always need an app to parse the tag content and handle the activities.

Quote:

Also, since each NFC tag already has a unique identifier, it seems to me writing data to NFC tag isn't all that useful when only 1 phone is using it. As you could have just programmed the command to the phone. The same applies to multiple phones if you can program the phones through some other means. Am I missing something here?

yep, fully agree. Have a look at NFC ReTag
2nd July 2014, 10:52 PM   |  #7  
Member
Thanks Meter: 2
 
32 posts
Join Date:Joined: Mar 2012
Quote:
Originally Posted by ascsa

Android has native build-in support for some simple standard NFC activities, like reading a messages/contact, open URL/URI, launch application etc.

I'm a newbie here. I have a phone running 4.2.2. How do I make it read an NFC tag and take action without installing additional app? Just tap?
17th July 2014, 02:39 AM   |  #8  
Member
Thanks Meter: 2
 
32 posts
Join Date:Joined: Mar 2012
So I finally found an official NFC tag in mall. When I place my phone on it, it asks me to choose between stock Browser and Chrome. I guess if I have already chosen a default, it will just open a webpage. Now I wonder if there are security concerns. What if the URL is malicious? What if it downloaded a lot of data when the user is roaming?

I wonder what other functions an NFC tag can trigger without installing additional Apps? If I buy writable NFC tags, like the Samsung TecTiles, can it be programmed just like the mall NFC tag?

Post Reply Subscribe to Thread
Previous Thread Next Thread
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes