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By Tom Igoe, Brian Jepson, Don Coleman

Bounce into the realm of close to box Communications (NFC), the fast-growing expertise that we could units in shut proximity alternate facts, utilizing radio signs. With plenty of examples, pattern code, workouts, and step by step tasks, this hands-on advisor indicates you the way to construct NFC functions for Android, the Arduino microcontroller, and embedded Linux devices.

You’ll how you can write apps utilizing the NFC information trade structure (NDEF) in PhoneGap, Arduino, and node.js that support units learn messages from passive NFC tags and trade info with different NFC-enabled units. if you happen to recognize HTML and JavaScript, you’re able to begin with NFC.

Dig into NFC’s structure, and learn the way it’s relating to RFID
Write pattern apps for Android with PhoneGap and its NFC plugin
Dive into NDEF: learn present tag-writer apps and construct your own
Listen for and clear out NDEF messages, utilizing PhoneGap occasion listeners
Build a whole Android app to regulate lighting fixtures and song on your home
Create a inn registration app with Arduino, from check-in to door lock
Write peer-to-peer NFC messages among Android devices
Explore embedded Linux functions, utilizing examples on Raspberry Pi and BeagleBone

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Profile and then open a new Terminal window: export PATH=/usr/local/share/npm/bin:$PATH You’ll also need Git installed. It’s installed by default on OS X and most Linux distribu‐ tions. If not, install it with your package manager. You can get command-line Git for Windows, and the Git installer will ask if you want to install Git into the system PATH environment variable. We suggest that you do so, because this will let you run Git from the Command Prompt. Install Cordova CLI for PhoneGap Open a Terminal or Command Prompt and install the Cordova package (this gives you the PhoneGap framework).

Js Your main JavaScript file should include the following elements from the PhoneGapNFC library: • An NFC listener handler • A function to respond to NFC events If you’ve got all of those elements, you’re ready to go. By now, you should be familiar with the structure of a PhoneGap app, and with the steps necessary to add the PhoneGap-NFC plug-in to an app. You’ll see this same structure replicated in the rest of the projects in this book. What you’ve seen so far, though, is really just RFID—there’s been no real NFC action yet.

A successful read melody ends on a high note, and a failed read ends on a low note. The PhoneGap-NFC plug-in will report in the error if NFC is disabled or if NFC is not available. This app prints that info to the screen. Others may not. Are you using compatible tags? If you get no acknowledgment melody when you scan a tag, make sure it’s a com‐ patible tag. If it’s not, your reader won’t read it. Did you make good contact? The NFC reader on most devices is only part of the back of the device, usually near the upper part.

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