Good plugin Overall, I'm happy with my purchase. The plugin works great. By the way, here's a fix for those of you who have phones which ask them what action to perform (Galaxy S4 does that): From your homescreen, scan the NFC tag; when the phone asks you what you want to do, tap and hold 'New tag scanned', then tap Disable. This will disable the phone's built-in NFC reader, so this plugin will launch automatically now.
Nice and simple; responsive dev Great plugin that works as advertised. Scan a tag to activate a tasker state, scan another tag to deactivate the state. (Scanning the same tag to "toggle" will be in a future update.) Tags do not need to be programmed (which is awesome), the plugin just keys off the tag ID.
Best way to launch Tasker tasks from NFC I tried using 'Tasker URL Launcher', but it doesn't seem to work on Jelly Bean. And 'NFC ReTag' is powerful, but seems an over-the-top way to launch a Tasker task (as a whole other app + service, it likely consumes more resources than just this Tasker plugin, but this is an assumption on my part). 'Locale NFC Plugin' however, seems the best way to launch Tasker tasks from NFC. You can have a state enabled upon the scan of one tag, and that state will be enabled until another tag is scanned (handy for turning off your keyguard at home). Alternatively, selecting the "Allow repetitive scan" option turns the 'State' into an 'Event' (ie it will start and exit the Tasker profile on the one scan), which means that you can have a task re-run each time you scan that tag. I love it.
Works OK but missing a tag removal detection Works with Tasker, but will trigger false positives since it has no idea that the tag is no longer in contact with your phone. The developer mentions this in the description, but it would still be very nice to have.
Very nice plugin for Tasker Does exactly what it advertises to do, and yes it will scan the same nfc tag more then once if you set the repetitive option. Happy I bought this, because this is a real plugin for Tasker. This makes it more flexible than the other (free) apps that only can launch a task in Tasker.
App works well, amazing customer service I had some trouble understanding the app at first-the plugin can only be set in tasker using "State" context, but checking "repetitive scanning" basically sets it to "Event" context. I emailed the developer, he responded within half an hour, with an in-depth explaination of how the app worked, and what the limitations were due to the way Android handles NFC-he even offered me a refund if is wasn't working the way I wanted to. 5 star app, 6 star customer service.
*Added support for Sony SmartTags.
*Added German locale.
*Fixed a bug where empty tags wasn't detectable on Gingerbread phones.
*Conflicts with other NFC-apps can now be resolved by following this Google+ post http://goo.gl/uZmYv
*Minor changes to some locale strings.