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NFC tag Scanning

PowerApps Team,

 

It would be extremely beneficial if you could insert an NFC Scanner as a media (similar use of Barcode scanner).

NFC tags are now being used for huge IoT projects that's why scanning NFC tags' UID and/or memory would be very useful!

 

Thank you,

 

Alicia

 

Status: Under Review

This is a great idea, and something that we'll definitely need to support some time down the road.

 

In the meanwhile, you can always connect a USB NFC scanner to your device.  It will connect as a USB keyboard.  This allows you to put focus in a Text input field, and upon a successful scan, the field will be populated with data from the scan.

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New Member

Any news on this? It is still important to have this feature

Regular Visitor

Is this going to be implemented?

 

We would like to use RFIDs to allow students to sign out by tagging an RFID a points on campus.

New Member

@FilipK : So two years ago you marked this as Under Review?  Was the determination to not implement this?  I would say that if Microsoft really wants PowerApps to be a 1st class citizen on mobile devices the ability to access common mobile services such as NFC.  

Regular Visitor

This is something I’m currently looking into for asset tracking and am pretty shocked to see this level of demand with no corresponding transparency for development timelines from Microsoft and the PowerApps Team specifically. If it’s as simple as installing an external USB tag reader to trick the app into thinking it’s using a keyboard to enter data, surely it’s simple to utilise the on board tag reader embedded in 99% of phones produced today.

Regular Visitor

We want to use this feature for asset tracking. Microsoft can you tell us when this is going to be implemented in PowerApps?