Exactly.  In some cases you can use BLE, but you still have to manage the
comm protocol with the reader, which will vary by manufacturer, like you
would expect.

On Mon, Sep 19, 2016 at 2:12 PM, Roger Eller <roger.e.el...@sealedair.com>
wrote:

> Well, no.  It appears that this app and several others require an external
> reader device.  Some can be paired to the phone with bluetooth.
>
> ~Roger
>
>
> On Mon, Sep 19, 2016 at 1:59 PM, Roger Eller <roger.e.el...@sealedair.com>
> wrote:
>
> > It looks like you can.
> >
> > https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=at.mroland.
> > android.apps.nfctaginfo
> >
> > https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3eAI6SJfJqo
> >
> >
> > On Mon, Sep 19, 2016 at 1:54 PM, Mike Kerner <mikeker...@roadrunner.com>
> > wrote:
> >
> >> There is a difference between RFID and NFC.  I will have to look more at
> >> the Nexus, but I thought I was pretty sure that there are no android or
> >> ios
> >> devices that can read RFID tags.
> >>
> >> On Mon, Sep 19, 2016 at 10:25 AM, Peter TB Brett <
> >> peter.br...@livecode.com>
> >> wrote:
> >>
> >> > On 19/09/2016 15:16, Mike Kerner wrote:
> >> >
> >> >> The RFID is tricky because right now, there is no hardware capability
> >> in
> >> >> either ios or android, so you need to attach external peripherials.
> We
> >> >> need to narrow down the hardware options, because the communication
> >> with
> >> >> them is going to be the sticky wicket.
> >> >>
> >> >
> >> > That's interesting -- devices like my Nexus 5 have NFC capability
> that I
> >> > believe is compatible with quite a few RFID devices (e.g. MIFARE).
> What
> >> > standards are you targeting?
> >> >
> >> >
> >> >                                  Peter
> >> >
> >> > --
> >> > Dr Peter Brett <peter.br...@livecode.com>
> >> > LiveCode Technical Project Manager
> >> >
> >> > lcb-mode for Emacs: https://github.com/peter-b/lcb-mode
> >> >
> >>
> >
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