Fun and Tricks with NFC and Your Android, Part 3

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In our last videos about NFC I showed how to encode text, URLs, and even your business card inside NFC tags. Before that I showed you how to automate profile switching in CyanogenMod 9. For those of you not running CM9 but who want to accomplish many of the same things, check out this video and see how you can do it with a regular app on your NFC-enabled smartphone or tablet.

In this video I’ll show you how to use an app called NFC Task Launcher, available in the Play Store. In addition to basic NFC tricks (embedding text, URLs, and even business cards), this app lets you set switches (toggles), and configure “actions” that let you turn various radios on and off, set sounds and vibration, set screen brightness, check-in with various social location sharing services, and even post updates to your various social networks — all triggered by scanning an NFC tag.

Quick. Powerful. Awesome. And what’s more: no root or custom ROM required!

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Joe Levi
Joe graduated from Weber State University with two degrees in Information Systems and Technologies. He has carried mobile devices with him for more than a decade, including Apple's Newton, Microsoft's Handheld and Palm Sized PCs, and is Pocketnow's "Android Guy".By day you'll find Joe coding web pages, tweaking for SEO, and leveraging social media to spread the word. By night you'll probably find him writing technology and "prepping" articles, as well as shooting video.Read more about Joe Levi here.