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NFCShortcuts on sale today only - Get it for just $0.99!

NFCShortcuts
By Adam Zeis on 9 Mar 2012 10:38 am EST
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If you're looking to get into NFC on your BlackBerry smartphone, there is no better place to start than with NFCShortcuts. This simple app gives you the ability to program NFC tags to do thy bidding, quickly and easily. You can find inexpensive tags online at various outlets (like these I picked up on Amazon) and are only limited by your imagination. Team up NFCShortcuts with ShortcutMe and you can program the tags to do anything from turning on your alarm at night to enabling wifi when you're at home to texting your spouse when you're in the car. Check out all the fun stuff I did with mine.

NFCShortcuts sells for $2.99 in BlackBerry App World, but today you can grab it on sale for just $0.99 - that's over 60% off! Head to the link below for more.

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NFCShortcuts on sale today only - Get it for just $0.99!

17 Comments

Does anyone know if the NFC feature still works
if the Phone has OTTER BOX Commutter Series Case on it.

NFC Tags are kind of cool. You can set your tag in your car and do all of the following automatically:
1. Email wife you are on your way (you can control the time so it won't send it at lunch time)
2. Turn on your favorite Audio (I download the Economist on MP3 and save it. It goes right to it)
3. Turn on Drivesafe.ly and hear any messages if you are waiting for something.

Do you need it? No. Not really. But it is pretty cool.

You can buy tags for about a buck and some of the tags can have logos, other stuff or just blanks.

BTW, I knew nothing about NFC tags but got up and running pretty quick with the help of a member of this forum.

However, if you have a case, you may not be able to make it work. Just like you can't put it on a charging pod. I've seen some nice cases but the limitations of the cases keep me from them.

I've wanted to try this app out for awhile now, I guess there is no better time than now. I'd like to see NFC integrated better by RIM and Third Party developers though. I guess its time for us as a community to push it grass roots style. DLing now. Thanks for the heads up on the price drop Adam.

Anyone has a cool cheap place to order them from to ship in Canada? Because from Amazon its $15 shipping...