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  1. hardywang's Avatar
    Other than wallet?

    Are there any other applications?
    07-18-2016 02:31 PM
  2. xandros9's Avatar
    I don't use it usually.

    I did use it in the past to bring up Wi-Fi settings in certain areas or give me a quick link to a certain site I'd use a lot. (with info put on a tag)

    I got a secondhand Nexus 5 with buttons on the back (https://dimple.io/) and it's actually a smart idea, although not on any other OS I believe.
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    07-18-2016 03:13 PM
  3. AV2RY's Avatar
    In 3 years exactly never used it except for once to check what it does
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    07-18-2016 03:27 PM
  4. PGrey's Avatar
    Initially it was billed as an easy way to share files, music, etc; that's what I recall from its inception.
    I don't think I've ever used mine, on any phone, I leave it off, figure it's mostly one more radio, draining the battery. Given the radio distance/strength spec (I believe this is 10-12cm), it's supposed to be a lot less of a drain than Bluetooth though, by comparison.
    Once tap-to-pay gets a bit more widely-used/tested (on Win phone), I'll probably consider this as an option.
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    07-18-2016 06:40 PM
  5. hardywang's Avatar
    I tried it with my colleague's Sony Xperia Z5 to exchange video file, but the Sony phone complained my phone does not support Android Beam.

    I don't really know how to make it happen.
    07-18-2016 06:58 PM
  6. Guytronic's Avatar
    the Sony phone complained my phone does not support Android Beam
    Windows won't talk to Android :(

    I used to use NFC on my 925 to tap on my Sony soundbar so I could listen to music.
    Worked flawlessly.
    07-18-2016 07:15 PM
  7. Ma Rio's Avatar
    It's weird. At first it's main purpose was sharing files I guess, and later it grew into other things. But it's still not a big thing I think.
    I mean, the thing that I hate the most is that it's actually just an initiator. If you want to transfer a file from one phone to another (lets say 2 Lumias) it's not going to do anything on it's own. It requires a lot of work and at the end it just transfers it over bluetooth. I mean wtf... if i wanted to transfer it over bluetooth I wouldn't even bother going to NFC. I can guess it's the same thing with Android beam.
    So I also agree that it's just another radio that drains battery and doesn't do much. I keep it off at all times.
    07-18-2016 07:39 PM
  8. PGrey's Avatar
    It's weird. At first it's main purpose was sharing files I guess, and later it grew into other things. But it's still not a big thing I think.
    I mean, the thing that I hate the most is that it's actually just an initiator. If you want to transfer a file from one phone to another (lets say 2 Lumias) it's not going to do anything on it's own. It requires a lot of work and at the end it just transfers it over bluetooth. I mean wtf... if i wanted to transfer it over bluetooth I wouldn't even bother going to NFC. I can guess it's the same thing with Android beam.
    So I also agree that it's just another radio that drains battery and doesn't do much. I keep it off at all times.
    The one "theoretical" advantage is using it like this, for protocol "handshake". Because the proximity requirement is so low, it's hard for someone to hack this.
    So, if you say exchanged public/private keys, to encrypt some data via Bluetooth, you could design a system that would be easy to sync, and pretty difficult to compromise, without someone noticing.

    As some mentioned, some of the NFC protocols work great in their devices, others not so much. I suspect there has been little investment into solid implementation for most devices, and and not a ton of testing.
    The one exception is the tap-to-pay, that does seem to be ramping up pretty quickly.
    07-18-2016 09:17 PM
  9. sinime's Avatar
    Tap to share... and waiting for my bank to approve HCE so I can use tap to pay.
    Last edited by sinime; 07-19-2016 at 11:26 AM.
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    07-18-2016 09:31 PM
  10. EspHack's Avatar
    i used to share music and photos with fellow wp converts to make isheep jealous, now it just makes funny noises, so it has never been useful really, i've been thinking about buying a door lock that could unlock with a tap or something, but na, nothing yet
    07-18-2016 10:02 PM
  11. Thazal's Avatar
    Fiance and I share photos some times, and I did use it to see what data it showed from one of my amiibo.
    07-19-2016 01:06 PM
  12. Jakoh's Avatar
    Other than wallet?

    Are there any other applications?
    I mainly use it for pairing with Bluetooth Headphones.
    Its super convenient.
    I think you can buy tags and program them to launch applications etc. like in your car, you scan a tag to launch music, but integration needs to be deeper on W10M, cuz you want to open the app AND DO SOMETHING.
    OH oH just found something. Random Music Player in the Store can be launched via NFC tag. But it does not automatically play music, you still have to press a button.
    Microsoft also introduced trusted Tags in WP8, does that still exist in W10M?
    Last edited by Jakoh; 07-19-2016 at 03:08 PM.
    07-19-2016 01:34 PM
  13. Rugish Dapeca's Avatar
    i used to share music and photos with fellow wp converts to make isheep jealous, now it just makes funny noises, so it has never been useful really, i've been thinking about buying a door lock that could unlock with a tap or something, but na, nothing yet
    I just tested with my phone (640 on Insider 14393 build) and my wife's phone (640 on public release 10586 build) and it worked fine. Just have to make sure both phones have the NFC Tap to Share option enabled and Bluetooth turned on first. If Bluetooth is off, then all you get is the "funny noises". I opened a photo on my phone, put the two phones back to back and selected the Share option via Tap to Share. Once I accepted the incoming transfer on the second phone, the transfer only took a second or two to complete.
    07-19-2016 02:11 PM
  14. Tiiger88's Avatar
    I don't use it, but there will be day, when i have opportunity to pay for my shopping! But if this comes to app based, this is disaster...yes, android and iOS supported, WP no, due to it's little market!!
    07-19-2016 02:31 PM
  15. Scienceguy Labs's Avatar
    I rarely use it for anything other than sending my wife a text every morning as I leave for work letting her know that the garage door is down. Ha ha
    My wedding ring has an NFC chip in it that I programmed to send that particular text. I know. I'm lazy and a bit dorky, but I'm ok with that. :D
    07-19-2016 03:52 PM
  16. libra89's Avatar
    I rarely use it for anything other than sending my wife a text every morning as I leave for work letting her know that the garage door is down. Ha ha
    My wedding ring has an NFC chip in it that I programmed to send that particular text. I know. I'm lazy and a bit dorky, but I'm ok with that. :D
    Aww that's so cute!
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    07-19-2016 08:06 PM
  17. Scienceguy Labs's Avatar
    Hey! Don't make fun. :D
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    07-19-2016 08:09 PM
  18. Lumious's Avatar
    I seriously share photos and contacts with my phones via NFC. Also can't wait to use tap to pay on my 950 XL when i can find somewhere that takes it.
    07-19-2016 08:41 PM
  19. libra89's Avatar
    Hey! Don't make fun. :D
    I'm really not, I think it sounds really cute and dorky
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    07-19-2016 08:48 PM
  20. Scienceguy Labs's Avatar
    I'm really not, I think it sounds really cute and dorky
    Ok. Ha ha
    Thanks. :)
    I was really joking. But, I did do some manly push-ups just in case.
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    07-19-2016 08:56 PM
  21. Jack Neill's Avatar
    Other than wallet?

    Are there any other applications?
    On my Nexus I dabbled in tagging NFC tags to do certain tasks, I tried with my Lumia and the old Nokia NFC writer but it wasn't that great on either platform. I gave up it seemed like too much effort.
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    07-19-2016 09:04 PM
  22. Jacobo Amselem's Avatar
    I bought some NFC stickers and use them for home automation tasks.
    If interested you can read more here: http://www.homegenie.it/forum/index.php?topic=1412.0
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    07-19-2016 09:26 PM
  23. jerreldulay's Avatar
    When I'm out shopping for Skylanders, I use the NFC to check whether or not the Skylanders are the rarer ones that light up by drawing power from NFC. Just set them on the phone and watch the pretty lights.
    Guytronic likes this.
    07-19-2016 09:50 PM
  24. Werentuckl's Avatar
    Im all with Libra on this one ScienceGuy, that is absolutely kyuttt!!!! :D :D :D

    -- W
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    07-19-2016 11:33 PM
  25. Guytronic's Avatar
    When I'm out shopping for Skylanders
    Lol
    I had to look up "Skylanders"
    Didn't know what that was :)
    07-19-2016 11:44 PM
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