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Load data from NFC tag into tasker variable

Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by CelticAndy, Jan 11, 2014.

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    I want to read the text stored on an NFC tag (employee ID) and pass it into tasker. The only app I've found that can read an NFC tag and pass data to a tasker app is NFC ReTag, but it requires you to register (prescan) every tag you are going to use which isn't practical if you have many employees and many androids. Also, It will only pass the tag UID, not the contents from the tag.

    I also thought maybe I could find an NFC app that would read the contents of the tag and write to a text file that tasker could read to load the employee ID. But I haven't been able to find any app that can do that.

    It seems like this would be one of the most obvious uses for NFC tags-- to store a little unique data that could be loaded into a variable to do something, but I haven't been able to find any app that can do that.

    I'd be grateful for any ideas the group might have.
     

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