NFC Commander and Nokia Create contest


Nokia Create contest was announced in early September and is running until late December. It’s a great initiative from Nokia to push developers to develop new creative apps in one of the categories Nokia has defined. If you have you should go over the contest webpage to read more about it.

My app, NFC Commander was chosen as a runner up for the Nokia Music mini contest, that means it was one of the top 10 submissions. It’s great news (for me). But I have great news for you too! NFC Commander was on sale until the end of November but now will remain at 0.99$ forever.

I hope you will enjoy the news as much as I do, an update of NFC Commander is also on the workings planning to add more functions to it.

Read more about NFC Commander here,
or download the app (free trial/0.99$ full) here.



Unleash the potential of your nfc enabled Windows Phone with NFC Commander


NFC Commander is a Windows Phone application developed give you an easy and useful way to use the NFC capability of your Windows Phone.

The app was developed exclusively for windows phone platform and is designed to seamlessly integrate the OS using the Modern (metro) UI simplistic style with focus on typography giving the user an uncluttered straight forward experience.

There are plenty of nfc enabled applications but with NFC Commander you get the most complete experience. You can think of NFC Commander as an NFC hub if you like.

The main screen of NFC Commander let you pan through the main tabs which are  : read , write , about , more.

If you want to see what’s written on a specific NFC tag, tap your phone to it and select what you want to see from the read tab. When you read a tag you can see some general information’s about it in the “tag information”, you can also see what’s really written in the tag on the “data in the tag” and if for some reason you want to see it there is option to take a look at the raw data (useful only for developers).

Now the interesting stuff, NFC Commander let you write to NFC tags actions your phone can do when you tap it to the programed tag. What’s even cooler is that most of those actions can be read/done by any nfc smartphone , windows phone or not. Obviously those who can’t be read by other smartphones are windows phone specific actions. So what can you do by taping an NFC tag?

  • send an SMS to someone
  • call someone
  • send an email to someone
  • share a location that open in Nokia maps
  • share a web link
  • share plain text
  • launch NFC Commander
  • open one of many windows phone settings
  • show gigs around me*
  • play artist mix*
  • share artist details*
  • launch Nokia Music*

*work only on Nokia Lumia smartphones as you need Nokia music


Planed update will allow you to create launch tags to any application.

Finally in the about tab you can get in-touch with me and let me know what feature would you like to see in the future, I’m open to all suggestion. You can also follow me on twitter @JasonPap_dev .

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