September 22nd, 2012, 06:26 AM
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Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Nottingham, England, UK
Device(s): Samsung Galaxy SIII
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NFC and tags on the S3
I just got my first batch of NFC tags, delivered from Amazon and arrived yesterday while I was at work.
I've tried a few apps that can read and write these, but I seem to have settled on NFC Task Launcher, which is both free and pretty comprehensive.
I'm using it with a tag in the car to launch Drive Link. When this app is running, I have 'Setting Profiles' (by someone called probeez in the Play Store) flip my phone into my car profile, with the volume turned up and the bluetooth turned on.
NFC Task launcher will allow me to carry out an 'Activity' when a tag is read, this is like having it launch an application, but it calls one of the apps published interfaces - so the app doesn't just start, it starts doing what you want. Unfortunately the activity for Settings Profiles can only open the page to allow me to select a profile, there doesn't seem to be a way to pass a parameter to it to have it select a specific profile.
Does anyone know how to make it do this? Or perhaps there's a better profile manager or NFC tool that someone is using that can make this work better?