Proximity and Location Beacons come with a built-in NFC tag. NFC enables apps to trigger beacon events not only on proximity, but also on the very explicit gesture of touching a beacon. Now collecting a stamp, confirming a payment or checking in has one more option: tapping a beacon.
Here's what NFC brings:
1. Tap to connectIdentifying and configuring a beacon is now possible just by touching it with a mobile device. Estimote Android app already supports it: just tap the beacon and Estimote app will automatically open and connect to it.
2. App integrationNFC is fully programmable. It is easy to integrate action-based-on-touch feature into your own app. The options are various:
- opening the app
- opening specific activity in the app
- directing to the app's page in Google Play Store if it's not installed