First Windows 10 Compatibility Update for NFC interactor

The NFC interactor app has received its first update to improve compatibility with Windows 10 Mobile. The app itself remains compatible with Windows Phone 8.0+. The new version 8.1 is a free upgrade for all existing customers. You can now Download NFC interactor 8.1 from the Windows Store.

The main new feature is the new Windows 10 settings record, which allows calling various settings pages according to the new protocols for Windows 10. Some settings are only available for the mobile or desktop SKUs and have been marked accordingly.

Additionally, two deprecated content types have been removed: MixRadio has unfortunately been cancelled by the app developers. The Nokia Accessories app is also no longer available on current Windows Phones.

There is still a way to go for even better Windows 10 support. The store search does not yet list Windows 10 exclusive apps. Also, Spotify support has been temporarily disabled, as Spotify changed their search protocol for retrieving albums and songs – this feature will come back in a future update of NFC interactor.

Of course, the long term strategy is a complete re-write of the app for Windows 10 UWP; but due to the daunting size of the app and its tremendous amount of features, that’s a difficult task. As such, smaller compatibility updates will make sure the app works as nicely as possible under Windows 10 until then.

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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.