Play 360 Connector

Play 360 Connector


This is a very simple app that recognises the NFC tag inside the Nokia Play 360 bluetooth speaker and toggles bluetooth on/off. Once paired for the first time, this allows you to tap the speaker and automatically connect, then disconnect on tapping again.
It is also possible to launch a selected application once connected.

NOTE: On tapping, you may be asked to use the tag with either Play360 or the built in Tag app in Android; the only way to get rid of this is to "freeze" the Tag application using something like Titanium Backup (if you have Android 4.0+ you can disable it in the app settings without root). If you do this, the tag should open with Play360 automatically.

Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) - Jelly Bean adds native support for Bluetooth pairing via NFC, therefore the Play 360 is supported and connects properly with no need for other apps!

Galaxy S3 users - It seems that the S3 has some problems auto-connecting to some Bluetooth devices and I have had reports that this is the case with the Play 360, meaning that this app will not be a solution for S3 users. Unfortunately there is nothing I can do about this as it is a device problem.

PERMISSIONS USED:

-BLUETOOTH: For obvious reasons.
-BLUETOOTH_ADMIN: Allows the app to toggle bluetooth without showing the "Allow this app..." dialog.
-NFC: The app is pointless without access to NFC.

Recent changes:
- 1.1.4. Cleaned up "App on connect" preferences, added donate link
- 1.1.3. Added Bluetooth requirement in manifest
- 1.1.2. Fixed Preferences for users with OS versions below 3.0
- 1.1.1. Fixed look of "Not paired" dialog
- 1.1. Added ability to launch an application on connect.
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Free
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4.0
User ratings
4
Installs
500+
Concerns
0
File size
149 kb
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About Play 360 Connector
This is a very simple app that recognises the NFC tag inside the Nokia Play 360 bluetooth speaker and toggles bluetooth on/off. Once paired for the first time, this allows you to tap the speaker and automatically connect, then disconnect on tapping again.
It is also possible to launch a selected application once connected.

NOTE: On tapping, you may be asked to use the tag with either Play360 or the built in Tag app in Android; the only way to get rid of this is to "freeze" the Tag application using something like Titanium Backup (if you have Android 4.0+ you can disable it in the app settings without root). If you do this, the tag should open with Play360 automatically.

Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) - Jelly Bean adds native support for Bluetooth pairing via NFC, therefore the Play 360 is supported and connects properly with no need for other apps!

Galaxy S3 users - It seems that the S3 has some problems auto-connecting to some Bluetooth devices and I have had reports that this is the case with the Play 360, meaning that this app will not be a solution for S3 users. Unfortunately there is nothing I can do about this as it is a device problem.

PERMISSIONS USED:

-BLUETOOTH: For obvious reasons.
-BLUETOOTH_ADMIN: Allows the app to toggle bluetooth without showing the "Allow this app..." dialog.
-NFC: The app is pointless without access to NFC.

Recent changes:
- 1.1.4. Cleaned up "App on connect" preferences, added donate link
- 1.1.3. Added Bluetooth requirement in manifest
- 1.1.2. Fixed Preferences for users with OS versions below 3.0
- 1.1.1. Fixed look of "Not paired" dialog
- 1.1. Added ability to launch an application on connect.

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A Google User
Sep 15, 2012
Almost there! Finally I get to use the NFC function! It turns on the bluetooth and connects automatically. But it does not start the application I chose in the setup (which is the music player). But no matter how you look at it, its far better than it not connecting at all!
A Google User
Sep 15, 2012
Almost there! Finally I get to use the NFC function! It turns on the bluetooth and connects automatically. But it does not start the application I chose in the setup (which is the music player). But no matter how you look at it, its far better than it not connecting at all!
A Google User
Jul 13, 2012
Not compatible with s2 Ics either Having compatibility issues with galaxy s2 running ICS
A Google User
Jul 6, 2012
Amazing! This is exactly what I wanted, and you don't even need root (just to to Settings > Apps > All and disable Tags). It connects for me and disconnects when I tap the speaker again. Just like I had a Nokia N9 or Lumia 900 but in my Galaxy Nexus. Must have app!