Man I'll buy you dinner if you make a video on how you did those things you said before, i'm a little lost to be honest, but it seems to be really cool
I didn't really have time to make a video, but I'll tell you step by step how I set everything up.
First, you will need to create a business card tag using Microsoft's Tag website at 2D Barcodes and Mobile Tagging | Microsoft Tag
. You can log in and set up your information. Create a new tag and select vCard business information and then enter manually all the information you want entered. For my example, I entered a name, phone numbers, email, address, fax number, address, etc. It will then give you the option to download the tag in MS Tag format (the color one), QR Code (black and white dot-matrix looking), a custom tag (useful for putting images in the color tag), or an NFC URL (I didn't use this one, as it didn't quite work for me on the phone). You can then download your tag in several formats, but I'd recommend PNG or JPEG since they are the most compatible. You can then input that tag into a business card design software. I used Adobe Illustrator, but Microsoft Publisher works great too, and you can even use Word if necessary.
I made my own NFC looking logo based off of some I've seen on the internet. The dimensions of the plastic card are slightly different than the business card (86mmx54mm vs 3.5x2inches) so keep that in mind when designing your card.
You can then send the completed card to NFC Tags, Readers and Software | BUYNFCTAGS.COM
as a PDF, AI or EPS file and they can work with it from there. They will send you an image for you to proof before they actually print the cards. Since my card is actually just the URL to my vCard, I purchased the smallest memory NFC card. You can get the URL by selecting the NFC URL option when downloading your tag. That URL is actually a redirect and may not always work, so I would enter it into your computer web browser, allow the redirect, and then copy the full URL. In my example it's: John Q Citizen
). The original NFC URL was John Q Citizen
BuyNFCtags will allow you to order the card locked or unlocked. Specify unlock if you want to reprogram the card using your phone. They have an Excel template you can download to put your information in (in this case the URL). I downloaded both NFC Interactor and NFC Tag Away for WP8 and both of them work great. It will even tell you how much room is available on the NFC chip.
Once ordered, they shipped quickly, and I had them in a couple of days. They really look cool, and it's fun watching people get so amazed what you can do with our new phones.
Here's an example that's similar to my design:
Let me know if you have any other questions.