Locale NFC Plugin

Locale NFC Plugin


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This is a Locale Plug-in. For it to work you will have to have Locale or Tasker already installed on your device.

How you use it:
1. Select the plugin in Locale.
2. Scan a NFC-enabled tag of some kind.
3. Chose actions that should fire when tag is scanned.

Please note that your screen will have to be on for the phone to be able to scan NFC-tags. This is a limit in the Android system and can not, at the moment, be changed.

Please also note that at the moment the plugin can't detect when you remove your phone from a tag.

The plugin reads the Unique Identifier of a NFC-enabled tag. This means that you will not need to write any data to the tag. Instead you can use any NFC-enabled card. Such as commuter cards, access card or whatever you have lying around. These cards can then be linked to trigger any other setting or action that is available from within Locale or Tasker.

One user scenario can be that you place a NFC-tag in your car. Once the tag is scanned it could enable bluetooth and start the navigation app of your choice.

It supports the following standards: Sony SmartTags, MifareClassic, MifareUltralight, ISO14443-4, ISO14443-3A, ISO14443-3B, JIS6319-4, ISO15693.

If you have conflicts with other NFC-applications such as the default Tags-app you can do the following:
If you have a Ice Cream Sandwich phone - System Settings->Apps->ALL->Tags->Disable
If you have a Gingerbread phone you will have to write a unique tag for this plugin. To do this follow this guide http://goo.gl/uZmYv

If you have trouble finding the plugin in Tasker, this is where you should find it. Create a Profile -> State -> Plugin -> Locale NFC Plugin.

If you have any questions or feedback feel free to give me a tweet or send me an e-mail.

The application have been tested on Galaxy Nexus, Samsung GalaxyS2 LTE, Asus Nexus 7 and LG Nexus 4.

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Recently changed in this version

*Added support for Sony SmartTags.

*Added German locale.

*Fixed a bug where empty tags wasn't detectable on Gingerbread phones.

*Conflicts with other NFC-apps can now be resolved by following this Google+ post http://goo.gl/uZmYv

*Minor changes to some locale strings.

Comments and ratings for Locale NFC Plugin
  • (45 stars)

    by Russell Mathew on 23/05/2014

    Excellent. Excellent example of a no fuss-just does it plugin. Using with tasked is a breeze. Low price, 1 permission (nfc),great work!

  • (45 stars)

    by Trond Sundt on 14/05/2014

    Fungerte ikke som forventet

  • (45 stars)

    by Tariq Kamal on 05/04/2014

    Now, I get that you're working on detecting when the NFC tag is removed, but one thing that I could use instead is an option to reset the NFC state, or have that NFC state disappear once NFC is turned off. That would cover a particularly annoying gap on my side.

  • (45 stars)

    by George Spyridakis on 01/04/2014

    I tried this for 5 minutes kept getting chose an action and tasker wouldn't fire, I saw a useless broken link about this in another reply. If you can't be bothered to develop something properly with proper instructions then don't do it at all and certainly don't charge for it. I haven't used this at all so i am asking for immediate refund.

  • (45 stars)

    by Christopher Ashton on 14/02/2014

    I tried this in Tasked and it worked well the first time or two, but now it doesn't differentiate between two chargers with different tags - it always triggers but usually triggers the incorrect profile.

  • (45 stars)

    by Manu Prasad on 12/02/2014

  • (45 stars)

    by Nico Bartucci on 30/01/2014

    When I scan a NFC tag it wont launch the selected items and just closes tasker, no idea why it isn't working, when i get it working i will 5 star

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