With COVID ravaging most of the world in 2020 and 2021, more and more businesses are looking for ways to provide contactless payments, promotions, ordering and check-ins for their customers to help battle a virus that is transmitted through touch and fomites (objects or materials which are likely to carry infection, such as clothes, utensils, and furniture).
Before we dive into the similarities and differences between QR codes and NFC stickers, let’s better understand what these technologies are and what they aren’t.
In a world where nations and states are slowly beginning to realise the need to live with COVID for years to come, many venues, restaurants and other places that serve food and drink are turning towards contactless menus and ordering to give customers the opportunity to visit their venues with a reduced risk of COVID transmission.
If you’re wondering what the future of NFC looks like, take a look at this fully immersive experience that starts when a patron places their drink order from their spot using an app on their phone.
From there they are sent a notification when they’re ready to be served. This not only saves them standing at the bar waiting to be served but also gives them something to do when they get there as their phone and the associated NFC technology becomes part of a dynamic digital and physical experience. This takes ordering drinks at the bar to a whole new level.
NFC tags are increasing in popularity every year and with the advent of the new range of Apple phones being able to support NFC, it means this technology is only going to grow in popularity.
OK, so you’ve entered into the world of NFC and you have an understanding that these nifty little stickers can do amazing things but you’ve been wondering to yourself, how are NFC tags powered? If they can send data, do they need a battery or power supply?
Technically NFC tags don’t have their own power supply – they use something called electromagnetic induction to get power from your device, similar to the way wireless charging devices work. Let’s delve into this a little deeper.
If you’ve been looking around the interwebs and trying to find an online store that sells reasonably priced or cheap NFC tags stickers online, you’ve come to the right place.
There’s a whole host of reasons to buy NFC tags and stickers online and we’re going to list just a few for you in this article.
Connecting to a Wifi network from your phone can sometimes be an interesting process. In between getting the right Wifi username and password details, deciphering them and typing them in correctly, this process can quickly turn into a frustrating experience.
Imagine being able to simply tap your phone to connect to a Wifi network?
If you’re anything like everyone else in the world, you’ve only got so many hours in the day and the time we have on the planet is precious, so anything we can do to save ourselves a little time each and every day makes sense, right?If you’re anything like everyone else in the world, you’ve only got so many hours in the day and the time we have on the planet is precious, so anything we can do to save ourselves a little time each and every day makes sense, right?
If you’re technically minded and are interested in home automation, NFC tags will be right up your alley.
If you’re interested in the technical side of NFC and how it works then this is the article for you. In this article we explore the nitty gritty of NFC – how it works, the technology behind it and how it all comes together in your phone or mobile device. If you’re interested in the technical side of NFC and how it works then this is the article for you. In this article we explore the nitty gritty of NFC – how it works, the technology behind it and how it all comes together in your phone or mobile device.
Before we dive in, we’re going to assume that you already know that NFC stand for ‘Near Field Communication’ and that’s it's used to transmit data from a label or sticker to a phone or mobile device (or from device to device) in a contactless manner (meaning no connecting cords and not using the internet).
If you’ve been a teacher for any length of time you know the difficulties faced with keeping student engaged and interested in learning throughout the year. Changing things up and keeping things interesting for your students with new technology is one of the easiest ways to keep them coming back for more every school day.
At Apple’s recent Worldwide Developers Conference there were many exciting announcements on new and interesting hardware and software developments.
The one that caught our eye in particular was the potential for NFC to be enabled outside of the Apple Pay system. This means that anyone with an iPhone running iOS 11 will be able to read NFC tags, anywhere in the world.
This is exciting stuff as the NFC market that was previously only available to NFC enabled Android phones, now opens up to the huge market of apple iOS devices.
If you’re wanting to find out more about NFC take a look at our blog articles NFC Stickers – what are they, how can you use them and where can you buy them? and How NFC is changing the way customers interact with products.
NFC is available on most post-2012 Android phones and Apple iPhones running iOS 11+ (Read Only). Please ensure your device is compatible with NFC before ordering.
If you’ve been thinking about how you can use NFC tags to automate sending text messages, you’re in luck. In this helpful article we outline exactly how to set up an NFC tag to send a text message.
If you’ve managed to get your hands on some NFC tags you’re no doubt wondering how you go about programming them to do the things you want, right? Well, we’re here to help you with that. Below we’ve outlined a bunch of different things you can do with your NFC tags and how to program them.
If you’re an Android phone owner, you’re well aware of the benefits this open source operating system gives you in terms of customisation, price, flexibility and the huge range of apps and add-ons you can install.
One of the great things about owning an Android phone is that you have NFC baked right into the operating system and with most modern phones, NFC will work right out of the box without the need for additional apps or settings changes.
This means that if you see NFC enabled products or posters you can easily tap your phone and get additional information, videos, instructions, recommendations or competition info with just a tap!