Wednesday 26 April 2017 | RSS



    Google adds NFC section to Android Developers Guide

    The Android Developers Guide now has a new section dedicated to near field communication technology.

    The updated guide gives developers looking to create NFC applications an overview of the technology and the API plus details on:

    • Declaring Android Manifest elements.
    • The tag dispatch system.
    • NDEF messages.
    • Reading an NFC tag.
    • Writing to an NFC tag.
    • Peer-to-peer data exchange.

    The addition of this new section in the guide follows the release of Android 2.3.3 last month. This introduced:

    • A comprehensive NFC reader/writer API that lets apps read and write to almost any standard NFC tag in use today.
    • Advanced intent dispatching that gives apps more control over how/when they are launched when an NFC tag comes into range.
    • Some limited support for peer-to-peer connection with other NFC devices.

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