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A contribution to Qt5.6: Qt NFC support for Android

In Qt 5.4 NFC support is restricted to Blackberry 10. After working on basic desktop support for Qt 5.5 through neard, basysKom decided to kick off NFC support for Android as well.

After two months of work, basysKom has committed Android NFC support to a Qt development branch, based on previous work by Juhana Jauhiainen and colleagues. The patches have passed the review process and we are proud to announce that Qt NFC support for Android will be part of Qt 5.6.

Just so you do not have to take our word for it (or build the dev branches yourself), have a look at the video.

Here you see the NFC corkboard demo from the Qt examples on Nexus 7 running Android 5.0.2 and Qt 5.5 Alpha with our NFC patches. The provided NFC tag has 3 NDEF records – one URI record and two text records. These show up as post-its on the corkboard.

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Peter Rustler

Peter Rustler

Peter Rustler is Backend Software Engineer on industrial and embedded applications. He works for basysKom GmbH since 2011, where he is consulting customers. Contributer to various projects such as open62541 and Qt-Nfc. He has a strong background in Embedded Linux, systems programming, distributed systems and application development. He holds a Bachelor of Computer Science from the University of Applied Sciences in Darmstadt and has an education in communication electronics.

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