NFC Plugin

Version 1.0.0 (OutSystems 10)
Published on 18 July 2016 by 
Created on 18 July 2016
Leverage NFC functionalities on your mobile apps.
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Read, write and share data through NFC. This plugin encapsulates the functionalities available on, providing an easy to use set of client actions and web blocks.

Reading NFC data

Reading data from NFC sensor is an asynchronous process and is possible using one of the following web blocks:

  • MimeTypeListener: Listens to any NFC Tag that has data with a specific mime type (i.e. “text/plain”). This listener takes precedence over NdefListener.

    Usage is as simple as dragging and dropping into any container and specifying a mime type and callback.

    Note: Only TAGs containing records of type RTD_TEXT or RTD_URI are supported.

  • NdefListener: Listens to any NFC Tag containing an NDEF Message. MimeTypeListener takes precedence over this more generic listener.

    Just like MimeTypeListener, usage is straightforward. Just drag and drop into a container and assign a callback.

    Note: Only TAGs containing records of type RTD_TEXT or RTD_URI will be decoded. However, the RAW data is available for advanced usages.

Writing NFC data

Writing data to NFC TAGs is easily done with the following client actions:

  • WriteText: Write a single text record into an NFC TAG.

    Warning: Will override the content of the NFC TAG.

  • WriteDataRecords: Write one or more NDEF records into an NFC TAG (See NfcWriteRecord).

Receiving feedback on the write process is possible using WriteProgress web block.


Sharing data between two NFC enabled devices is as simple as touching the devices. Using this functionality is as simple as using one of the following actions:

  • ShareText: Share, once, a text record with another device.

  • StartSharing: Enables NFC sharing on the device until StopSharing action is executed.

    This gives the ability to share the same information with several different devices.

To receive feedback on the sharing process, use ShareProgress web block.

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