NFC Tag Triggers Using Launch Center Pro - Thu, Dec 27, 2018
One of the coolest things I learned and listened to recently was the Automators Podcasts with David Sparks and Rose Orchard. They had the co-founder and owner of the Launch Center Pro App on, David Barnard. They were talking of one of the new features of Launch Center Pro 3, which is that you can purchase cheap stickers that have NFC tech on the sticker and the sticker can basically trigger Launch Center Pro to do something on your iPhone. They pointed out that the newer iPhones have background NFC. That means even when you are not using your iPhone, the iPhone can sense NFC signals. I ordered some of the stickers from here. I can’t wait to try them out. Think about it. You will be able to trigger things from the iPhone from a sticker you stick on something. For example, you could put the sticker on your iPhone holder in the car, and when you put the iPhone on the holder the sticker could trigger Launch Center Pro to launch your Map program, plus you Apple Music playlist, plus sending a text to your wife saying your are leaving the garage. Or, you could put a trigger near your door so when you leave your house or apartment you just put your phone near it and it will shut off the wifi antenna on your iPhone. I hate having my wifi on when I leave home because I keep getting these notifications that a wifi network is available. I don’t want to joint a wifi network when I leave home. And they keep popping up.
I think what Launch Center Pro is doing with these NFC stickers is really cool. Will let you know what I do with them when I get them. I think I ordered something like 10 stickers, 5 of which are clear, and 5 of which have the icon from Launch Center pro.