Tag Archives: NFC

How you use Wifi Direct on HTC One

Some say that HTC One doesn’t fully do Wifi Direct but it does, it just lacks the app for it. Which means that it’s rather easy thing to fix really.

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App: Timesheet with NFC add-on

This the best timesheet/time-tracker app I’ve ever used, and even if it’s free you have no ads in it. You have some paid add-ons for it as well.

Not really sure just how I found it, but I just wanted a time-tracker with NFC support so I can just swipe an nfc tag and just get started whatever the project maybe. From tracking how long I spend on the pages or something you help others with.

This Timesheet can do, together with the free NFC add-on for it. It’s a very simple app, but if you dig around it’s pretty feature-rich. Esp for being an FREE app.

What do you need to get the NFC to work with it? Of course a phone with NFC in it, like One X or the new One. And a nfc-tag of some kind, I’ve got one of those keyfob type things with my keys. If you need to clean the nfc tag first I recommend NXP tagwriter which got Clean under Tools.

It was pretty easy getting started with it, and with everything setup like you want it. All you have to do to to start to record your time is simply to swipe the nfc tag, and the app just starts. And when you’re done you just swipe it again and you get a window where you can add notes on what you did and so and just save it.  NFC tag is for start or stop of the project so you have to go into the app and manually press Pause if you need to add a break to it.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.rauscha.apps.timesheet

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.rauscha.apps.timesheet.nfc

Writing to an NFC tag with 8X

Pretty simple really, first you just need to make sure that TAP + SEND is enabled. Once you’ve done that.

Just install NFC Tag Writer and open the app, just select what you want to write to the tag. Just enter the information you want, hold the tag to the phone (ignore any questions about adding things from the tag). The “write TAG” lights up and you just tap it and it’s done.

 

NFC between different HTC phones

Will limit myself a bit and only cover One X, One X+ and 8X now. Two androids and one wp8. And yes, you can do nfc/beam between such different phones like One X+ and 8X.

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