Welcome to Feature Friday. This week we'll dig deeper into our recently released NFC (Near Field Communication) capabilities. You can now enable a multitude of scenarios with NFC tags and AppSheet. Continue reading below to learn more.
NFC technology is commonly available in most modern smartphones, making it a powerful option to add to your mobile apps. We are happy to introduce NFC support for AppSheet apps. This includes using NFC for data capture and using NFC to launch apps on Android devices.
NFC allows two devices communicate only when one is in short proximity of the other. One of the devices is usually a tag (or card) that is storing information that the other device can read. This means you can create NFC tags that populate specific information into AppSheet applications. To do this in AppSheet, it's as simple as making any field NFC Scannable:
Some of AppSheet's enterprise customers in industrial sectors have highlighted how NFC support will enable new scenarios for auditing and reporting with AppSheet apps where they didn't have a cost effective solution in the past. Here are some ideas of what you can do with NFC:
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Santiago is the VP of Product at AppSheet. He is a relentless customer advocate. He loves building partnerships and driving customer adoption. Prior to AppSheet, Santiago worked at Microsoft, got an MBA from CMU and worked in international trade development in New York and Bogota, Colombia.