But wait: should know that this app is a little pet project. Consider it beta quality and let me know if you encounter issues before rating so we can together improve the app!
Here's what you get:
- Link to your Foursquare.com account
- Search for venues, write venue data to NFC tag
- Long-click on a venue to directly checkin
- Tap a written NFC tag to automatically check in
- A beep signals the NFC checkin and a status bar notification shows up. Clicking the status bar notification links to the venue web page.
This is an experiment using NFC (Near Field Communication) and Foursquare (see foursquare.com). I am not affiliated in any kind with Foursquare.
Here's what I use it for: for frequently visited venues, I created nfc tags using this application. I put the tags (stickers, really) at the entrance door of my favorite restaurant, at the coffee machine at work or... I think you get it. Keep in mind you first need to create the venues using the foursquare app before you can search and write them to a nfc tag using this app. Once you have tagged your locations, you can simply tap the tag to checkin instead of having to search for the venue, click a couple times, etc.
You need tags? Good places to buy them are tagage.net, smartcardfocus.com or nfc4me.com. I recommend to choose NFC-Forum Type 2 Tags, e.g. the Mifare Ultralight.
What's planned for the future:
- make tags read-only once written (Mifare Ultralight only)
* options to send customized or existing contact info
* options to send other ways
What is the TapToLogin?
It is a cryptographic platform developed for recognition of the digital identity to the Internet users in Services available on the Internet, such as Social networks, e-Commerce, Banks and Airlines, through TapToLogin App, reading an electronic document issued by the official government of a country, or a NFC tag recorded from it through the platform, gives authenticity with security in each access, where the proof of access is stored in cryptographic hashes, see definition in Wikipedia http://pt.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hash. All data captured are discarded.
How it works?
For this first version to access Facebook, Google+, Twitter and LinkedIn, on a co-validation, just approach the back cover of your International e-Passport (in the case of Brazil is the one blue cover with a symbol that resembles a chip) to your Smartphone with embedded NFC reader, to optionally write a NFC tag, and set your PIN / PUK, which will be your access key for authentication. If want to use a tag, the default is the Mifare Classic 1K, because it is the one that offers the security needed for the operation.
When you open the app you will need to enter basic data, so that the next access, can be done directly with the approach of the document or tag, specified above, and insert your PIN.
To give you an idea, take a look at the simplified schematic of use in the screenshots below.
The result, after proof of authenticity, will be posted on your profile *. See an example in the screenshots below.
* while Google+ does not make available 100% of the interface for publication (API) in the Wall, you must press the button "share" to share the stamp of authenticity.
Our commitment is continue to developing the product to being integrated with the official documents issuers and the companies informed above, as well providing for other platforms: Windows, Linux, Mac, Windows Mobile and iOS (this last will have the same features of a PC, because, currently, there is no NFC support in iPhone), so we are looking for investors, to obtain resources to develop the next version and make an integration with ICAO - www.icao.int for a real-time analysis.
For the correct use of this App, please see below the needed permissions:
- Permission: NFC (Near Field Communication)
>> To establish the communication with the NFC document and/or tag, for key access generation
- Permission: Internet
- Permission: Get network information and phone status
>> Get where your access was made, for security purpose.
- Permission: Read Logging info (only on BETA releases)
>> To send debugging informations to help troubleshooting errors during this BETA release. No log will be sent without your explicity permission.
- Permission: Get account names
If you have any doubt please see our FAQ at: http://docs.taptologin.com/faq1en.pdf
We are waiting for your feedback through the following channels:
RD2Buzz ou http://www.facebook.com/pages/Taptologin/148838438597069?fref=ts
TapToLogin ou https://plus.google.com/u/0/109378824054178057557/posts
TapToLogin, security and practicality with you
This is a Final Year Project.
This project shows the concept of users getting exclusive retail discounts in return for liking the retailer on Facebook and leaving feedback.
Please download and explore the App, watch the YouTube video and rate 5 stars :-).