NFC is becoming a common inclusion even on low-end and mid-range Android and Windows phones these days, offering an easy way to make contactless payments in restaurants, stores and more.
However, NFC can do much more than that — you can also use it to share messages, URLs and other information whenever someone taps their phone to a label — like these ones from KSIX.
Here are ten ways you could put an NFC label to work — take a look!
- Share your business card, including your website and all of your contact details, with just a tap (and no trip to your local print shop!)
- Send customers to your website, Facebook page or Twitter feed without needing to type in your long URL
- Get your phone ready for a drive, by enabling GPS, disabling WiFi and starting your navigation or music app of choice by using Trigger and putting an NFC label in your car holder
- Allow your friends, family or customers to connect to your WiFi without needing to type in a weird hexadecimal password (or indeed, anything at all)
- Rickroll passersby by putting your NFC label in a public place
- Share a secret code to advance a scavenger hunt or pass messages discretely
- Pair automatically with your favourite Bluetooth speaker
- Start your running playlist and turn off notifications before stepping out the door
- Turn on your PC remotely (this one is complicated to set up, but awesome)
- Integrate with If This, Then That to do almost anything when you tap; the only limit is your imagination!
I hope you found these suggestions helpful. If you’ve found any great uses yourself, let us know in the comments below!