Originally Posted by liteon163
NFC Retag was #4 when I just searched.
I particularly like that the app doesn't actually seem to write to the tag, it simply forms an association with its value that triggers my settings.
Samsung's TecTile app actually seems to change the tile's value. At least it seems this way when reading the tag first with NFC Retag, programming it with the TecTile app, and then reading it again with NFC Retag.
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Yep, the Google Play search rank is currently a bit unstable
... Goggle obviously had just changed their ranking algorithm and mess it up somehow ....seems that a lot of apps jumping 100+ ranks up and down several times a day ...so #4 is a setback, but it could be worse
However, yes NFC ReTag doesnīt write anything on the tag, unless you want it to do so
Itīs designed to work with read-only tags,too...therefore it saves all your activities in an app internal database on your device....
BUT it also has some cool write features:
- the write Activity tag option mentioned in post 2 (action bar; tag edit screen) --> writes a cycle on a tag ... and usually needs a lot less space on the tag than the TecTile app --> means more activities per tag
... and itīs perfect for sharing your wifi credentials ...
- the write "special NFC ReTag tag" option (more button) writes only some small dispatching information on the tag ....so it combines both concepts (written tag + database) --> bulletproof dispatching, best performance, cycles and unlimited number of activities
... if you have writeable tags, I would always recommend to write a special NFC ReTag tag ....
So with ReTag, you can use both concepts depending on your use-case, tag size, requirement, restriction or preference ....Hack, you can even beam your tag activities from one device to another device