NFC IDEAS App 2.2 - New Features

A new set of features is now available in the NFC IDEAS App for iPhone 7/8, iPhone 7/8 plus and iPhone X.

Contacts & vCard

If an NFC tag containing a vCard is scanned, the iOS contacts view will be presented displaying the content of the vCard.  This feature makes it possible to quickly share NFC business cards or media encoded with vCard information with others.  The contacts view can message, call, share contact, navigate and more with this data.

The NFC IDEAS Mac app makes it easy to encode contacts on NFC tags, or NFC enabled business cards. 


Native iOS sharing is built into the Scan and History views.  The app makes it possible to share the NFC content or payloads with others to message, e-mail, use social media and more. 


Native iOS Safari is built into the app.  To use the this feature open the Preferences, and turn on the Use Safari switch (green).  Then scanning an NFC tag which contains a URL link will trigger the integrated Safari browser to open.  This gives you the full set of safari features to engage the URL.  

If you prefer the continuous scanning capability, then leave this feature off and the content will render within the Scan NFC Tag view.

Tag Details display

Tag Details display has been improved to make it possible to surface additional content types stored on NFC tags.  This details display is template driven making it possible to dynamically render this content.  If you have unique needs for scanning and rendering your special tags, then let us know.  We'll be happy to explore something with you.

We hope you enjoy the new features, and always look forward to hearing your NFC IDEAS.

Best Regards,

Rob Jones


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