NFC Phone Transfer

There’s a new poll up, and I want to see what you think about the future of wireless transfers. Specifically, which method do you think is going to be the predominant method for transferring information between devices: QR codes or near field communication (NFC)?

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Personally, I think QR codes will dominate for quite some time, especially since Apple has yet to implement NFC capabilities in its devices. In this post, I talked about how I’m using NFC to transmit information and maneuver my device.

Admittedly, some of the NFC functions aren’t quite on-par with functions performed by apps like Tasker or Locale, but it’s getting there.


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Adler Rothschild · January 20, 2013 at 7:00 am

NFC just isn’t on enough devices yet. I think it will come into its own within a couple of years. I have tried to find some NFC tags to experiment with. Currently I could only find a few under a dollar. They need to get down to the 10-20 cent price. I can think of many things that they could be used for.

    Jeffrey Taylor · January 20, 2013 at 2:14 pm

    I think you’re right about pricing. Until we see tags for cheap, there’s no incentive to integrate or use them. I’d expect to see more NFC capable machines though for transactions.

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