NFCsms 1.1: Extended URL Support

NFCsms on the Nokia Lumia 920The popular NFCsms app has just received its first update. NFCsms extends Windows Phone and connects NFC tags & web sites that contain SMS links to the messaging app.

Without NFCsms installed, the phone would not know how to handle SMS links. Once the NFCsms app is installed, you will immediately be redirected to the default Windows Phone Messaging app. Therefore, the app does not need any kind of direct user interactivity, as it directly forwards your request to the messaging app – NFCsms only needs to be installed for the use case to work.

SMS links should look like: “sms:+1234?body=Hello” – this would send a message to “+1234” with the body text “Hello”. Unfortunately, the links are sometimes written in a wrong way: “sms://+1234?body=Hello”. While the Windows Phone prompt upon encountering such an address prompts to send a message to “/”, the new version of NFCsms now corrects the wrong scheme and still extracts the correct recipient information.

Complete change log of the 1.1 update:

  • Now additionally supports incorrect – but sometimes used URI scheme “sms://” (correct is: “sms:”)
  • Improved support for messages without body text
  • Order WP compatible NFC tags
  • More information about usage of the 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.