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  • Impulses - Wednesday, June 13, 2012 - link

    Some of that actually sounds genuinely cool, any word on whether any part of this works with non Samsung phones? Reply
  • Brian Klug - Wednesday, June 13, 2012 - link

    I would assume that the tags read fine on non Samsung phones, though I'm not sure whether some of the actions (eg settings and application shortcuts) will work. Basically things like contact data embedded using the programmer should read fine on another reader.

    I know you can embed URLs, MIME data, and NFC RTD type data.

  • StackStack - Thursday, June 14, 2012 - link

    This app is much better than the Samsung offering ...and it integrates with Tasker so you can pretty much do EVERYTHING.

    Even better is that you can buy generic tags for about a buck each.
  • Selenagomes - Monday, July 02, 2012 - link

    Using NFC tags, the Galaxy S III can quickly and easily run apps, change settings, or perform a plethora of other actions with a simple tap. If you’ve heard of an app called Tasker, it essentially performs the same process but with location based
    functionality and there are several reasons i can share with you for how importance NFC is.More about <a href=" are Samsung’s NFC TecTiles for the Samsung Galaxy and what do they do?</a>
  • Joao Rostli - Tuesday, August 14, 2012 - link

    Tectiles use Mifare Classic chips. At the moment all Android phones can read/write tectiles. BlackBerry's and Nokia 610 not.
    For other questions or doubts about Tectiles, SmartTags, Tag+, Mifare and much, much more;
  • radium69 - Wednesday, June 13, 2012 - link

    The Sony Experia S already has this feature for a few months, including 3 tags with the phone.

    Just to give you a heads-up :)
    Kind Regards,
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  • tectilesscavengerhunt - Friday, September 07, 2012 - link

    I created a simple instruction list for doing a scavenger hunt with TecTiles. It seemed like a cool idea...
  • Azethoth - Friday, May 03, 2013 - link

    When I go to Starbucks, my phone makes a "3d" barcode on the screen, and their scanner scans it, matches my account and debits it. Seconds later, the balance on the SB app updates, minus 1 mocha frappuccino.

    In what way is an NFC phone + app better than this? There is no radiation leakage to pick up. Unless you get a picture of the screen + barcode you are SOL in terms of traditional NFC hacking. It is much harder to miss someone attempting that.

    Bottom line: is NFC even the tech we want?

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