NFC Checkin

NFC Checkin


Checkin to Foursquare Venues using NFC tags!

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)

Recent changes:
4SQ changed the checkin response format, which caused the app to fail. This was now fixed and checkins and the notifications work again.
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3.6
User ratings
38
Installs
5,000+
Concerns
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File size
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About NFC Checkin
Checkin to Foursquare Venues using NFC tags!

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)

Recent changes:
4SQ changed the checkin response format, which caused the app to fail. This was now fixed and checkins and the notifications work again.

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Android Market Comments
A Google User
Nov 25, 2012
Great concept But checkins don't appear to give points or count toward retaining mayorship I lost one even though I. Checked in before the other person using this app and a NFC tag
A Google User
Nov 25, 2012
Great concept But checkins don't appear to give points or count toward retaining mayorship I lost one even though I. Checked in before the other person using this app and a NFC tag
A Google User
Sep 25, 2012
Zero clicks check in :) Great app
A Google User
Sep 20, 2012
Buggy Buggy on nexus7 Its found venues only once, Then never works anymore
A Google User
Jan 4, 2012
Awesome app. Works exactly as promised, super easy to get started using just buy yourself some NFC stickers and go to town.