Help with NFCLauncher!
I'm seriously struggling with getting any tags to work for me. I have some NFC tags and I have NFCLauncher and ShortcutMe. The problem is I don't really know how to use either of these.
I want to toggle my bluetooth on when I tap a tag. Can someone help me accomplish this or at least point me in the correct direction.
- 05-09-12, 08:50 PM #2
If you just want to toggle Bluetooth do the followings:
1- Make sure NFC is on in Manage Connections
2- Make sure the BB's screen backlight is on
3- Open NFCShortcuts. (If you haven't clicked on 'Set App Permissions' botton, click it).
4- Tap an NFC tag (A window should pop up asking if you want to assign that tag to something. Click on Yes. A Setup page will open.
5- Set 'Launch' to NFCL_Toggler
6- Set 'Parameter' to 4 if you have Mobile Hotspot in BB's Manage Connections. Set 'Parameter' to 3 otherwise.
7- Click on ESC key and say Yes to save.
8- Close NFCShortcuts.
9- Tap the NFC Tag and it should toggle Bluetooth.
If you want to do more than just toggling Bluetooth see this short movie as an introductory lesson:
I followed those instructions and when I go to tap my tag after I finish I get a message on my phone saying "The tag is blank or not recognized"
Any ideas why?
Let me add that when I'm in the app and I tap the tag, it scans it properly and opens up the correct stored tag.
Side note, I have never done any NFC setup or anything on my phone. Do I have to do something first to make this work? All I did was install NFCLauncher and tap a tag to set it up.
I am using a Bold 9930 with a leaked 22.214.171.1240 loaded on it.
Last edited by anastasiophan; 05-09-12 at 10:25 PM.
- 05-10-12, 09:16 AM #4
No, you don't need to do anything else in BB OS.
1- What version of NFCShortcuts do you run?
2- When you open the app, do you see NFCShortcuts or NFCLauncher in the title of the main page? (NFCLauncher is replaced with NFCShortcuts a while ago)
3- Open NFCShortcuts, hit "Write to Tag" button, hit "Write NFCL Data to a tag" button and then tap the NFC Tag that doesn't work. Does this fix the problem?
- 05-12-12, 06:22 PM #7
Where did you buy your tags from? Do you have a link to the page where those tags can be bought.
I have a user who has similar issue. I have contacted the tag store he has boguht his tags from to find out what is different on those tags and how NFCShortcuts can be changed to also work with those tags.
10pcs NFC tags, PVC Rfid label/sticker/tag 3M glue 13.56Mhz ISO14443A Mifare 1K | eBay
They were from eBay, so it could be that the tags are garbage.... Like I said though, the NFCLauncher app definitely recognizes the tag when they are scanned with the app open, but the phone doesn't recognize a written tag when the app is not open.
Are there any specific tags that you recommend?
- 05-13-12, 02:26 PM #9
BB OS (currently) doesn't support Mifare Classic. Even if the BB vibrates, it doesn't mean that the BB OS can read the tag properly and notify apps about the new tag.
You need to buy Mifare Ultralight, or Mifare Ultralight C.
Those two types of tags are supported by BB OS and therefore by NFCShortcuts.
Sorry for that. I know the tags are not cheap and you are going to loose money on this.
But unfortunately, I can't do anything in the NFCShortcuts to compensate for this OS shortcumming.
- 05-15-12, 07:00 AM #11
I bought mine from NFC Tags, NFC Stickers, NFC Marketing Products, NFC Readers and NFC Software | BUYNFCTAGS.COM
I bought a variety of sizes and they all work equally as well for me. From the large business card sized down to the small circles
- 05-15-12, 07:50 AM #12
In addition to the link Juggalo20 sent, see also
Good place to buy NFC Stickers?
Stay away from Mifare Classic or any card names as Mifare 1K.
Mifare Ultralight and Mifare Ultralight C tags are tested and should work.
- 10-28-12, 09:35 AM #13
Re: Help with NFCLauncher!
Wow i just purchased 10 min ago these:
so it will not work on my 9900?
- 11-10-12, 09:24 AM #15