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.