How to Create Cross-Platform LaunchApp NFC Tags

Probably the most important topic for any NFC app developer now answered: How to Create Cross-Platform LaunchApp NFC Tags.

The new article at the TechNet Wiki analyses the different tag contents in use by various platforms to directly launch applications. It also provides a solution how to create a single NFC tag that launches your app on Windows, Symbian and Android.

The new NDEF library for Proximity APIs 0.5.0 contains support for writing LaunchApp records for Windows, as well as Android Application Records. Creating custom and URL records as well as packaging multiple records into a single message has been possible since the libraries’ first release.

An update for Nfc Interactor for Symbian / MeeGo will also be released soon, with added support for writing Windows LaunchApp and Android Application Record (AAR) records.

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By Andreas Jakl

Andreas Jakl is working as Mobility Evangelist at Tieto, to bring the business partner’s vision for mobile app strategies to life. In addition, he is organizing the Mobile Developer After-Work event series together with the community, where expert developers share their knowledge with plenty of time for networking. As Microsoft MVP for Windows Platform Development (Most Valuable Professional), he is also running developer trainings and workshops.