NFC interactor

NFC interactor
6 reviews
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Jakl Andreas

Download size

4 MB

Last updated



Works with

  • Windows Phone 8.1
  • Windows Phone 8

App requires

  • appointments
  • contacts
  • location services
  • maps
  • data services
  • Proximity
  • near field communication (NFC)
  • HD720P (720x1280)
  • WVGA (480x800)
  • WXGA (768x1280)
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NFC interactor is a powerful Near Field Communication tag reader / writer app, aimed at enthusiasts and developers.

- Simply tap NFC tags to parse their contents to human readable form, or view their raw byte contents
- Create & write own tags with the dynamic message editor for 25 tag type categories, with 170 details to choose from and edit
- Send your messages to other NFC phones / devices
- Pin your own tag compositions to live tiles for instant sharing & tag writing (e.g., to instantly share your customized business card by tapping phones)
- Lock / write protect tags on supported devices with new NFC hardware (currently Lumia 730 / 830)

Highlights of supported tag contents:
- Business cards: share your contact details
- Geo: start navigation app
- Communication: social networks (Twitter, Facebook, etc.), web URLs, telephone calls, SMS and emails
- Launch App: launch any 3rd party app (integrated WP Store search) or one of 70+ system apps / setting pages (e.g., for activating flight mode or network settings)
- Multimedia: Spotify & Nokia MixRadio
- Bluetooth: connect to any Bluetooth device with a simple tap

Advanced features for NFC professionals include:
- Editing and cloning tags
- Saving tag compositions to easily reuse your most common NFC contents
- Sharing tag contents via email
- Multi-record messages
- Viewing raw NDEF bytes
- Erasing tag memory by overwriting it with random data

Please note: WP8 supports NFC Forum Type 1-4 and Mifare Classic tags, containing standardized NDEF messages; reading passports or credit cards is not (yet) generally possible. You can buy compatible tags through the app. For security reasons, WP8 doesn't allow NFC tags or any 3rd party app to modify system settings like activating WiFi; you can directly open the relevant settings page, though!

The trial is limited to reading 20 & writing 10 tags.
We released our core NFC library as open source:
NFC interactor 8
- Lock tags on devices with new NFC hardware generation (currently Lumia 730 & 830)
- Supports launching "project my screen" system app for miracast receiver
- More relevant and complete 3rd party app store search results through use of local store, device and OS version
- Improvements when editing system app launch tags

NFC interactor 7.1
- Calculates and shows live message size while composing a tag
- Launch new WP (8.1) system apps / settings, inlcuding: Cortana, VPN, Storage Sense, FM Radio, Files, HERE Maps, HERE Drive+, MixRadio, Nokia Camera, Nokia Camera Beta, Xbox Smartglass (and many more)

NFC interactor
- Fixes publishing issue when erasing tags with random contents

NFC interactor
- Fixes issue when attempting to add a detail to the Bluetooth Wizard

NFC interactor
- Fixes update problem coming from NFC interactor 6 with data in the "tag composer"

NFC interactor 7
- Complete support for Bluetooth pairing and Handover records!
- Paired Bluetooth device list for easy retrieval of Bluetooth device addresses
- New supported record formats:
  - Secure Simple Pairing
  - Handover Select
  - Handover Alternative Carrier
  - Handover Error
- 9 new Windows Phone 8.1 schemes for "Launch WP8 Settings"
- Optimized display of parsed records
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  • by Stewart 21/08/2013
    Does everything you want it to do. Thanks!
  • by Isaac 20/07/2013
    Love the update! :D Looks really professional, but app is awesome for writing NFC tags, love it :D well worth the money :D
  • by Ryan 28/05/2013
    Great app, uses pretty much the entire NFC api on Windows phone, a must have for devs doing development for NFC.
  • by Alex 5/01/2013
    Best NFC app in the Windows Phone Store so far. After trying some of the others then trialing NFC Interactor, I instantly upgraded to the paid version of this app and am happily tapping NFC stickers throughout my home, office, car, etc. Really looking forward to the developer simplifying app launching and Microsoft opening up some of the NFC restrictions of Windows Phone 8.
  • by Gavin 2/12/2012
    No vcard support, and UI is not friendly enough.