WP8 Settings and Nfc Interactor 1.2

Nfc Interactor v1.2 just passed QA and is now online in the Windows Phone 8 store!

Changing System Settings

One of the most requested features was to be able to change system settings – thanks for your feedback! While actually changing settings from an NFC tag or an app is not allowed by the strong security model of WP8, Nfc Interactor 1.2 gets as close as possible: it can launch the corresponding settings page, so that you don’t have to navigate through the menu. Turning on Bluetooth is now just one NFC & one screen tap away. Choose the new “Windows Phone 8 Settings” record type to launch pre-defined settings pages.

Email NFC Tags

The second main new feature is writing mailto NFC tags. Tapping those tags will open the messaging app, to allow the user to quickly send an email. You can pre-define recipient, subject and body text. This record type is an easy and quick way to collect feedback from your customers, if you don’t want to set up your own server infrastructure.

Other New and Upcoming Features

Apart from this, Nfc Interactor will now also show a help message if the phone can’t read the tag – plus, these additional help messages can be turned off in the settings page. On the first app start, Nfc Interactor now shows a welcome message and answers commonly asked questions from reviews. The best way to get answers to your questions is the Frequently Asked Questions page, as well as the contact form within the app. Thank you all for rating the app in the store!

The upcoming version 1.3 of Nfc Interactor will further enhance the experience of changing system settings by allowing to navigate to even more settings pages, as well as to launch various built-in system apps.

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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 mobility.builders 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.