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NFCMessageBoard

Share messages via NFC tags

Proof of concept for a localized message system.

It is quite simple, and does the job of reading and writing to any plain text NFC tags. At a minimum you are recommended to use an NTAG216 that gives you approximately 800 bytes of writeable memory.

It also has the advantage of being relatively private means of communicating (even if it runs the issue of spoofing), since it is essentially a dead drop system.

Potential Uses:

  • Geo Cache GuestBook
  • Ingress Local Message Store

Features:

  • Reads Plain Text
  • Write and prepends a message to a Plain Text Tag
  • UTF-8 support, so can show emoticon.
  • Links, email, map address are autolinked

Packages

Although APK downloads are available below to give you the choice, you should be aware that by installing that way you will not receive update notifications and it's a less secure way to download. We recommend that you install the F-Droid client and use that.

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  • Version 3.2 (16) - Added on 2016-11-17

    This version requires Android 2.3.3 or newer.

    It is built and signed by F-Droid, and guaranteed to correspond to this source tarball.

    Permissions
    • control Near Field Communication
      Allows the app to communicate with Near Field Communication (NFC) tags, cards, and readers.
    • control vibration
      Allows the app to control the vibrator.

    Download APK 1 MiB PGP Signature | Build Log

  • Version 3.1 (15) - Added on 2016-11-11

    This version requires Android 2.3.3 or newer.

    It is built and signed by F-Droid, and guaranteed to correspond to this source tarball.

    Permissions
    • control Near Field Communication
      Allows the app to communicate with Near Field Communication (NFC) tags, cards, and readers.
    • control vibration
      Allows the app to control the vibrator.

    Download APK 1 MiB PGP Signature | Build Log

  • Version 3.0 (14) - Added on 2016-11-08

    This version requires Android 2.3.3 or newer.

    It is built and signed by F-Droid, and guaranteed to correspond to this source tarball.

    Permissions
    • control Near Field Communication
      Allows the app to communicate with Near Field Communication (NFC) tags, cards, and readers.
    • control vibration
      Allows the app to control the vibrator.

    Download APK 1 MiB PGP Signature | Build Log