What's everyone working on this month? (September 2016)

J. Landman Gay jacque at hyperactivesw.com
Mon Sep 19 23:17:46 CEST 2016

NFC is a subset of RFID. Virtually all new-ish Android devices support 
NFC; at least those made in the last three or four years. Apple Pay is 
also NFC so phones that support Apple Pay will also have NFC capability, 
but I am unsure whether Apple has locked down the feature to only work 
with Apple Pay or whether it can be used in other apps.

Android currently supports at least these tag types:

- NTAG 203, 210, 212, 213, 215, 216
- Topaz 512 (BCM512)
- Ultralight, Ultralight C
- MIFARE Classic 1k, 4k
- FeliCa

I use an Android app called NFC Tools to read and write tags. Newer 
versions of Android OS also allow NFC tags to be used with SmartLock, 
which unlocks the lockscreen when the tag is tapped.

On 9/19/16 12:54 PM, Mike Kerner wrote:
> There is a difference between RFID and NFC.  I will have to look more at
> the Nexus, but I thought I was pretty sure that there are no android or ios
> devices that can read RFID tags.
> On Mon, Sep 19, 2016 at 10:25 AM, Peter TB Brett <peter.brett at livecode.com>
> wrote:
>> On 19/09/2016 15:16, Mike Kerner wrote:
>>> The RFID is tricky because right now, there is no hardware capability in
>>> either ios or android, so you need to attach external peripherials.  We
>>> need to narrow down the hardware options, because the communication with
>>> them is going to be the sticky wicket.
>> That's interesting -- devices like my Nexus 5 have NFC capability that I
>> believe is compatible with quite a few RFID devices (e.g. MIFARE).  What
>> standards are you targeting?
>>                                  Peter
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