Nfc Interactor 4.0 is now available as download or update in the Nokia Store. It’s a big step forward and a major evolution from the previously published version 2.0. Many new features will allow you to read and write NFC tags even more comfortably, as well as push your NDEF creations directly to other NFC phones.
New features for peer to peer
- Send NDEF messages through the standardized SNEP (Simple NDEF Exchange Protocol) to other NFC devices, including Windows 8 devices, the Nokia Lumia 610 NFC or recent Android phones (Ice Cream Sandwich+)
- Send raw NDEF messages through a direct LLCP (Logical Link Control Protocol) socket
- Connection-oriented or connection-less connection
- Select service name or port for the connection
- Connect client- and/or server-socket for connection-oriented
- Receive SNEP messages and parse their contents + protocol information (Symbian only)
New features for tag reading / writing
- Long-press on a read tag to directly clone a tag you have read
- Long-press on a read tag to edit a tag you have read
- Save composed tags for later re-use
- Load previously saved tag compositions or tags collected from the field into the editor to change the contents or write the tag again
- Extracts and stores images included in the tag on the phone file system
- Select the data directory for storing tags, also allowing you to copy the raw NDEF message data to your PC for further analysis
- New settings screen to configure saving and peer-to-peer behavior
- Automatically format factory empty tags (-> writes empty message before writing the real contents)
- Foursquare support added to social message template
Source Code & Download
These additions extend the full feature list, which is now already fills several pages. As usual, the full source code is released under the Nokia Example Code License and can be downloaded for free from the SVN server. The new version also demonstrates the use of the brand new Simple NDEF Exchange Push library for the Nokia N9, which allows sending SNEP messages from MeeGo applications. You need to add it to your Qt SDK to compile Nfc Interactor for MeeGo Harmattan on your local machine.
If you’d rather like to just use the app instead of digging into the source code, you can conveniently download the app from the Nokia Store. You can either go for the free, ad-supported version, or upgrade to Unlimited, which doesn’t show ads and allows writing / pushing an unlimited number of advanced messages.