- 08-21-2013, 02:38 AM #1
NFC Tags - Windows Phone Os Far Behind
Nokia lumia 920 has nfc technology in it and nfc tags are currently one of the best accessories to make use of this technology along with the other uses of nfc like sharing ,connecting to nfc enabled speakers etc.
NFC tags help smartphone users to toggle their profile settings seamlessly and perform multiple actions by swiping their phones over the tags.
There are many practical uses of NFC and its very helpful in automating our daily tasks .
But due to the policies in windows phone os, i am wondering how we can make use of this technology to automate things using nfc tags eventhough there are quite a few apps to write nfc tags in store.
First and foremost the confirmation prompt for toggling the settings is not helping the cause of nfc tags.
Secondly the absence of automating multiple tasks for windowsphone using store apps is resulting in cutting down the benefits of nfc tags.
Due to the above points currently nfc tags are increasing the steps to perform tasks in windows phone wherein apps like task launcher in android is able to do wonders for smartphone users.
Is microsoft working towards removing the prompt screen and is it possible for windows phone 0S to support multitasking of nfc tags.
Can we expect any improvements in feature ?
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NFC tagg system changes
Some articles showing the practical uses of nfc for smartphone users are listed here for reference.
How to make tags with Multiple Actions
15 Creative And Useful Ways To Use NFC Tags With Your Phone - trendblog.net
- 08-21-2013, 11:15 AM #3
- 08-23-2013, 07:36 AM #6
Have any one used nfc tags with wp8 . If yes, then can u pls share the best implementation methods possible currently with windows phone.
Currently i use it to do below activities but still figuring out if i m missing any thing better than these.
1.Open Here drive
2.Send message to a contact
- 08-23-2013, 10:07 AM #7
- 08-23-2013, 10:14 AM #8
- 08-23-2013, 10:39 AM #9
Getting back on topic. NFC tags are a cool technology but the potential for abuse is too high for it to be nothing more than a novelty at this time.
- 08-23-2013, 10:51 AM #10
Now I would say that there is room for improvement. For example, why not have an option that if a tag is accepted once, then it is accepted every time (user controllable option - can turn this off)? That makes sense to me. But no one said that the current NFC implementation is a final product from MS. But for the system settings to be changed? I'm in agreement with their implementation unless they do implement something like I've suggested.
- 08-23-2013, 10:56 AM #11
- 08-23-2013, 11:14 AM #12
- 08-23-2013, 12:19 PM #13
I have really been disappointed with NFC in Windows Phone. I have a couple of Nokia devices that I can use NFC to pair to, but I do that once and they are paired. It isn't that hard to pair manually anyways. When I heard NFC was going to be on the 920 I was excited, but I am unable to do any of the things Android can do. That one feature is not important enough for me to switch to Android at this point, but I would still like to have it.
- 08-23-2013, 01:25 PM #14
I consider it a start. Surely there is more functionality coming. For one thing, the NFC API is open for developers to use, so there's the question of what can come based on creativity of the devs. Nokia has a challenge on their DVLUP site (kind of a game/rewards thing for developers) to create a game using NFC, and another one to implement NFC in your existing game. I'm not a game dev, and don't view myself creative enough so I haven't bothered to read the details, but I know the challenges are there. Not only that, but almost certainly Microsoft as well as Nokia are working on further advancements in the functionality. I'm going to guess that whatever they come up with, though, it's going to keep the phone's security as a top priority.
The way I understand it, NFC isn't just a way to store data and pass it to a device. I could be wrong, as I haven't studied it, but the way I understand it, you could actually store an executable program in an NFC chip, so yes, security is important.
08-23-2013, 04:10 PM #17
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- 08-23-2013, 04:26 PM #19
- 08-24-2013, 01:52 AM #21
From what you guys have shared, i feel 2 points have come up strongly.
1. Security is very important and lets not play with it . Even i don't want my phone to go dead due to security issues. That will be the last thing i should expect from a reputed OS.
2.NFC is a growing technology with tremendous potential for both home and enterprises. Its being pushed by banks too and hence this requires support from great companies like Microsoft,Nokia.
So what are we looking at as best possible solution to this scenario.How can microsoft do something to help us use nfc with best security in place.
i feel the below option is helpful.
Let the confirmation messages be there while scanning tags , but giving an option to enable it as a trusted one ,so that the prompts wont come from then on.
If this is still a security issue, pls share the impacts.If there are more ideas , please share .
Being a windows phone user i really want to use latest techs and implementations rather than waiting for other's to use them and then microsoft following the path.
Currently android is doing it even if it is not so secure. So will microsoft take nfc to the next level and allow effective implementation of nfc tags ?
- 08-25-2013, 11:33 AM #22
- 08-25-2013, 12:00 PM #23
He isn't some fanboy, I can tell you that.
As for NFC, here's a sad part of the story.
As you may or may not know, Nokia has been an avid proponent of NFC.
From the Nokia C7-00 (first phone with NFC?) to shoehorning NFC onto the Lumia 610 to putting NFC into every WP8 Lumia, save for the 52x line, with accessories that have it.
Great. Somewhere along the way, they ended up with Windows Phone. They ended up losing two things:
2. A platform that currently supports NFC to its fullest potential.
I'm just hoping Microsoft implements some of the suggestions in this thread.
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