Based on the experience of developing several NFC apps and doing NFC developer workshops, I have written several articles that cover specific aspects of Near Field Communication that are otherwise often not too well documented:
- NFC Developer Comparison
While many parts of NFC have been standardized by the NFC Forum, the level of platform and developer API support varies.
This document helps you decide which technologies you can use to achieve a maximum cross-platform NFC use case, as well as if it’s possible to implement your idea on a specific target platform.
- How to Acquire and Publish Content from / to NFC Tags and Proximity Peers
The important basics you need to know when getting started with NFC development. Covers reading, writing as well as tag contents.
- How to Store Application Data on NFC Tags
Compares different ways of storing application data on NFC tags, also considering the ability to launch apps and cross-platform compatibility. Many tutorials on the web suggest sub-optimal ways of storing data – read this tutorial to get insights about related NFC standards and why some methods should not be used.
- WP8 NFC Tutorial: Voice Messages on NFC Tags
Detailed step-by-step tutorial that will walk you through writing an app similar to NearSpeak: voice recognition, NFC tag writing, LaunchApp tags, registering for custom URI schemes and speech synthesis!
- How to Launch Apps via Proximity APIs (NFC)
Explains and summarizes the four different options you have to launch an app on a device using NFC.
- How to Create Cross-Platform LaunchApp NFC Tags
Write tags that directly launch an app on Windows 8, Windows Phone 8, Symbian and Android.
- How to Store Geo Coordinates on an NFC Tag
Storing geo coordinates is not standardized – this articles contains tips and tricks on how to create a cross-platform geo tag that also works on Windows 8.