NFC Tags Explained

Two years ago I began buying Bluetooth Beacon starter kits, excited by the promise of a Physical Web, a way to explore the world around us by choosing to receive nearby content on our smartphones, coming from small, inexpensive Bluetooth radio transmitters, or Beacons. This week I received my first order to NFC tags, programmable sticks and key rings that virtually any Smartphone can "read" with the same native NFC capability that makes Apple and Android Pay work. The sticker versions are made of sturdy PVC, nearly the thickness of a credit card, with a sticky backing you can use on anything but metal, at least in the case of the "Whiztags" product I purchased from Amazon. Using an app called NFC Tools one may "write" to a sticker, choosing from a laundry list of content from phone numbers to social media links, SMS messages, text lists (what's in this box I packed six months ago?) and so on. Once you select an option and add the related content you simply bring your phone close to a tag and bingo, it's ready to present that content to any Smartphone brought close to it with NFC enabled. Visit Whiztags, an Aussie startup selling quality product from sample kits to bulk (and custom) tags for suggestions on how to use NFC tags. Download the NFC Tools app for Android. If you're an iPhone user you'll have to wait a while for an app to write to your tags, but you can read an NFC tag as long as you have it enabled.
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