Win 1 of 25 copies of NFCShortcuts for BlackBerry smartphones!!

By Ryan Blundell on 3 Dec 2011 12:39 pm EST

Last month, Adam introduced us to NFCLauncher; the first BlackBerry application to tap (pardon the pun) into the power of NFC. As he mentioned, the application allows you to launch applications, ShortcutMe macros, media; just about anything that your BlackBerry smartphone can do – all with a tap against NFC tags. Fonware, the developer behind NFCLauncher, now known as NFCShortcuts has an impressive history of creating new ways to automate your most common command on your BlackBerry using the popular ShortcutMe. They take it even further with NFCShortcuts, but it’s up to you to decide what you want to do with it. Now while we’ve heard of the NFC capabilities being tested here and there, this is an amazing way to see it for yourselves, and benefit from it too!

Since we last took a look at NFCShortcuts, it’s received some significant updates to it. For starters, NFC tags can now be reprogrammed so you can change them as your needs change. You can also program your tag so that they do not cause the Smart Tags applications to run, only NFCShortcuts.

Contest: We have 25 copies of NFCShortcuts to giveaway! All you have to do is leave a comment below to be entered. Contest ends this Sunday at midnight PST. The contest involves the NFCShortcuts application only, not the NFC tags. For NFC tags, Fonware suggests picking up non-programmed Mifare Ultralight tags.

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Win 1 of 25 copies of NFCShortcuts for BlackBerry smartphones!!



awesome.... second, someone beat me by 5 secs as I typed... sign me up please.. I pick up my ATT 9900 today from Bestbuy ... :-)

Yea please! Hook me up, CB!!! Thanks and good luck to everyone!!!

EDIT---Don't pick me, either-on ATT with my 9800 and they block it for some reason-sure sounded like a cool app to have though. Rat Finks...

Still, good luck to everyone else entered whose carrier will allow them to utilize it, provided that they win.

I can't help but think there's something of a learning curve to getting this working right, but I'm willing to try.

Since I keep bragging about the power of BB+NFC, I'd better get this so I can walk da talk!

Curve 8330 CDMA (eww, I know, u/g to 9900 or similar soon!)
Winner of EA Mobile SE Playbook - rockin' it!

This would be great. Sprint was nice enough to include NFC. I have not turned it on yet. This would give me a reason. Thanks Crackberry!

This is a great program and very handy to have on a device. Count me in. Please consider me in for this contest. Thanks for the joint effort in hosting it.

I was first looking forward to the convenient payment options promised by NFC. Now i am beginning to see NFC will bring so much more.

Bill C

I purchased NFC Launcher all ready in an effort to try and learn to program tags. Now I'm told that the NFCLauncher app is worthless and I have to buy the new app, OR hope I win a copy? Well, I'd like to win a copy then and maybe I could learn how to program the tags someday. I already have ShortcutMe and NFCLauncher but I just can't figure out how to write the tags or program the Launcher. I'm in though.......It looks really fun once I can learn how to work it..

I have not heard of this app, but it does sound like a real time saver. I will definitely pass my findings on to other Blackberry users at work.


This would be pretty awesome, the idea of putting a tag by your door so you can switch from wifi mode to carrier mode is a great idea. I guess put another tag by your desk to do the opposite... Just wondering though, where do you get the nfc tags?

This app would be a welcomed addition to my  Bold 9900. Technology works, Technology delivers.

I work for best buy mobile and have both the 9810 and the 9900. I get crap everyday for having a blackberry because all my coworkers have iPhone or an android. Having NFC enabled on my phone would really show them up. Hook it up crackberry!