Cross-Platform NFC in HTML5 Apps with Apache Cordova

At the recent Advanced Developers Conference / Cross Platform in Mannheim, I presented an introduction on how to create cross-platform NFC apps with HTML5.

Instead of taking a look at how to make NFC itself work accross platforms, I wanted to shed some light on how you can write a cross-platform app that is utilizing NFC. For this, I used Apache Cordova to integrate with the NFC platform services on Android and Windows Phone (with iPhone / iOS hopefully supporting NFC app development as well sooner or later). For better NDEF content format support, the open source NDEF JavaScript library is providing a lot of options. The UI is created using the latest WinJS open source, cross-platform UI toolkit.

The slides of the session are now available for viewing on Slideshare, the example app is available on GitHub.

HTML5 NFC Demo App

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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.