NFC system started it’s a bigger boom in ~2014, when Google and Apple added bigger support for NFC payments and all this stuff around. It was the same year when I’ve added basic support for NFC into Locus Map application.
The main idea was to automatize and simplify repeatable situations like set something, enable/disable something, etc.Configured NFC tag on the bike was one possible solution.
Unfortunately capacity of these tags was really low and together with its price, NFC usage in Locus Map was always one of the less used functions. Well, this won’t any longer be true as we decided to remove it from Locus Map completely.
We may use alternative approach. Tasker application allows us to create and control Locus Map over so called
Action tasks as I described in the previous post. What if we should start certain task over NFC tag?
If I may suggest, my personal experience: Tasker is more powerful, but lot more complext. I personally prefer MacroDroid which has UI closer to what my head is able to consume .
- define task by method described in previous post
- prepare your nice new NFC tag, best some waterproof sticker that may be placed on bike
- rather validate once more that your device is NFC capable
2. Prepare event
- FAB (floating action button)
- tap magnifier icon in ID title and scan your tag. ID field should be filled.
- press back
Taskernow offer available tasks, so choose your Start bike ride
And we are done!
And what about MacroDroid you may ask? Similar system exists here as well. Setup of basics of MacroDroid was also descrined in previous post. Post ended with suggestion to specify custom trigger. And this is what we need to do here.
- long click on your macro >
- tap on Empty trigger >
- tap on
+in Triggers >
Write New Tag
And we are done. Enjoy your next trip!