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You may remember, at the end of last year we began a limited trial run of NFC Business Cards. Anybody who purchased a pack of Business Cards from us would get a complimentary NFC enabled Business Card with a preview of your cards pre-written to it. These have proved to be extremely popular with you as a peek into our future, and as a way to get your minds whirring about the possibilities of Business Cards, technology and what a “third side” of a card could be.
While a full production version of NFC Business Cards from MOO are a little way away, we have been working hard on something to support both our existing and future NFC cards – an NFC by MOO App.
The App, currently available for free on Android, is designed to allow you to take the next step with your cards – rewriting them with all kinds of exciting data to stretch the limits of what your card can do. Write a map to your location? No problem! Link to your Facebook or Flavors.me pages? Done! The NFC by MOO App makes it easy to take the card you received from us, and make it work, for you!
There are already lots of NFC writing Apps on the market – some good, some not so much. What we wanted was to make an App that was better, more user friendly, and targeted towards what you may want to use an NFC Business Card for. With that in mind, the only solution was to build one ourselves! We hope you’ll enjoy using it. If you have any questions, please leave a comment below and we’ll be happy to get back to you.
Download it here and if you like it leave a review, we appreciate your input.
This is awesome. I do hope to see a Windows Phone version of this app soon.
Will you be developing an app for iPhone and when?
This is awesome, I can’t wait to be able to order NFC business cards!
I put a QR code on my cards and remember thinking how I wished it was NFC instead. So good job add that to your products. However I wish there was a NFC enabled card case. This way I could share my info when via NFC when I can and just normal cards when I can’t
Love it! Found the app in the Google play store and installed it to my phone. Now I don’t have any MOO NFC cards (hint hint) so I used it with some TecTiles that I had. Works great, writes to them and reads to them quite easily. The app is easy to use and the interface is easy to understand. Now if only I had some NFC by MOO cards…
OK. So this is a blog post to tell us about an app that will allow us to use a product you don’t yet sell? I will probably be thrilled about this when we can actually order the cards, but until then it’s useless.
And why only Android, you don’t believe there are a few iPhone users on you customer list?
Windows Phone 8 app please.
Need Windows phone 8 (and 7.8) apps !!!
The app looks great, now it would be great if I could actually get my hands on some of the cards to play with. I also took note of some reviewers comments on the ability to lock cards, It does seem that this could be beneficial. Would be great if you could host a competition to see who has the most creative ideas for using these cards to win the first batch of beta cards?
Apple devices do support NFC with the aid of third party hardware ie flojack
Why are you discounting Apple at this point?
An iPAD version would be good too!
Excuse my ignorance : What is “NFC” ? Why doesn’t Apple support it for iPhone ?
I have recently ordered 2 lots of (mini) cards from Moo but definitely didn’t receive the free NFC card; why not ?
Echo the sentiment of others here – please bring an iPhone/iOS app to the table! Has the potential to be massive, particularly because business phone users have adopted the iPhone/ipad en-masse! I’m thinking similar to Bump, albeit far more frie dot! Appreciate iPhone doesnt have true NFC capabilities, but nonetheless it’s an untapped market you could monopolise!
I have the Asu TF 101 transformer with a USB NFC Reader/Writer attached but google play says I can’t install the app as my device isn’t supported
Is there any way to force a download & install as I can presently read & write rfid tags on the TF101 using a different app.
Jamie, you didn’t mention anything about a windows phone app. How is the development for that coming along?
Windows phone 8 app. Pls !!
This sounds great, but there really aren’t too many NFC enabled phones out there just now…
Are you pointing this out to people & releasing a list of phones which are NFC enabled?
What are people going to do when they find someone (the majority) of people they want to swap details with… use a traditional card I guess.
Don’t want to sound a luddite, but the hardware is just not there for most right now. Even many top-end phones such as iPhone5 don’t have this. I have an HTC OneS & it doesn’t have it, whilst the X does.
That said, it does look like an emerging thing in 2013. Here’s a Guardian story from 2 days ago: http://preview.tinyurl.com/d829m6v
The only site I have found (& it’s a US one) that has some sort of list of such phones (updated 24/02/2013) is here: http://www.nfcworld.com/nfc-phones-list/
It comes up as “incompatible with all your devices” even though it says for ICS and up. Is it seriously incompatible with an HTC Sensation XE, a samsung Galaxy 3, an Archos 10.1 AND the Asus Transformer Prime??? If not, something in your app permissions needs to be changed so people can download it!
This sounds really awesome. NFC is the way of the future. I really hope this app finds its way onto the Windows Phone 8 platform, as I am hooked on WP8, which has excellent NFC support. I would definitely buy the app if it was made available!
Here is a list of all/most NFC enabled mobile devices:
This is awesome. NFC is one of the reasons I went with a droid phone last year, I love using it for swapping photos and paying at the store. Was not aware of this feature until. Great stuff.
As fas as I can see, there is not way of locking NFC content with your App…
That pretty much renders it useless for any real-life scenario…
For those commenting about an iPhone App. The iPhone does not have NFC technology so there is not much use for an NFC app until Apple builds NFC into their phones. I am assuming the iPhone 6 will have NFC as it was rumored for iPhone 5 or f they have an iPhone 5n which would have NFC. Something tells me Apple needs to corner the market someone on distribution of which MFC tech they will be using first with corporate acquisitions.
I am currently in the market to buy business cards, and recently stumbled upon this awesome website. I’m in the tech industry though, and I only want to buy business cards if I can have NFC in them. Is there any estimated timeline when Moo will make NFC cards an available option?
Also, to everyone asking for a Moo NFC app on iPhone – that would be pointless at this point because Apple products do not support NFC. I would however, like to request a Moo NFC app for Windows Phone.
Can’t wait for MOO biz cards with NFC; in the meantime found another brand of NFC chips. Will try the MOO app with them! I have a Samsung Galaxy S3 which has NFC capability. FUN!!! I’m waiting to all the creative ways this technology will be used.
For those people looking for a Windows Phone App, I am sorry to hear there isn’t a Moo app in development, but you can use the Nokia NFC Writer app. I am still waiting for my cards to arrive, so I can’t verify that it will work, but it should work with any writable NFC tags.
Would love to see the app for the new B&B 10 platform
Received my first patch of cards and was not able to get my NFC to work on my Galaxy 3. Possibly because it was at the earlier phase but excited when it does take off. Anxiously awaiting..BTW, my business cards look great and I’m ordering more now. I like to see if they can actually come up with actual round cards vs. round corners.
Hi Moo, I received the NFC card sample, but it’s very frustrating that nothing happens when put it close to the back of my Galaxy Note 2. Should I have any NFC app installed or enable the NFC reader on settings? I can’t find the way. Please let me know what I have to do in order to reader the card. Thanks!
Hi! I don’t know… I couldn’t figure out how to check if the NFC is enabled or not. How can I do that and how can I enable it if it isn’t yet?
Your new app sounds great. When will you have it for the iPhone?
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