Need improvement but brilliant idea First off, make sure you don't move the device away from the tag, keep it there till the info comes on screen. Secondly, once the app develops to offer more functionality I think this will be brilliant and can save huge amounts of time at customs all over the world, just got to get immigration to get readers now. I work in NFC and see the benefits everyday of different uses and this is a good step forward into showing the governments you can save money by saving time.
Handy App For Checking That Chip In Your Passport This app is designed well in that it's very easy to use, looks nice, and does the job well. You enter the required information first. Next, you need to make sure you close your passport with the front cover facing upwards. You then place your phone on top (in the same direction as the passport, e.g. both portrait), and wait for it to read the chip. If you don't place your phone in the way I mentioned, the app tends to fail at reading the chip correctly. Overall, it's a nice app, and I hope it will be further developed to be able to display some additional information on the chip.
Simply doesn't work with new passports Tried an expired 2008 passport - it worked. Tried 2 passports issued this week - no chance! This app doesn't work as it should and the arrogant responses from ips don't help matters. S3s have a basic tag sw built in that can't be removed unless you're into jailbreaking your device. This app needs to be reworked so it functions as it should. It shouldn't just have the dev blame the users or their devices. Proper testing is needed!
Doesn't work Galaxy S3 fails to read data every time, even on wifi Tried several times over a week and still couldn't read my passport My passport is new so possibly needs app update before it will work? (Worked on an older passport) Please update this app to work with newer passports
NICE IDEA, WHAT INFO HAVE THEY BLOCKED YOU SEEING? App works fine little slow but good idea and even better that phone are fitted with NFC techs but isnt it easier for ppl to clone rfid using this technology?
Worked eventually Didn't work unless clicking done after entering the passport number (couldn't jump between fields). Date fields reset on reentry but when it worked it did the job. NFC TagInfo seems to show moreg details though. Great to impress the kids with their passport photo showing on the phone but no real need for this app when you have NFC Tag info.
Small changes to improve error handling of passport reader object,
Use any NFC tag and other triggers to start multiple functions on your device!