WifiTap WiFi NFC

WifiTap WiFi NFC


Ever been at a friends house and wanted to use his Wi-Fi? It's a hassle to enter the Wi-Fi credentials and most of the time your friend might not even know them anymore.

With this app installed you can just hold your mobile device close to a NFC Tag your friend placed at his homes entrance or anywhere else inside. The network stored on the tag will then automatically be added to your list of known networks and an attempt to connect to it will be started. No click required. The app does not even have to be started.

If you don't have NFC tags you can generate a QR code and use any QR code reader in the market to read the data. As long as WiFi Tap is installed it will handle that data when opened and add the WiFi to the list of known networks.

The app processes URIs in the format of wifi://[network ssid]/[wep|wpa|open]/[network key]

To write a Wi-Fi configuration to any compatible NFC tag this app has an easy to use interface, which lets you do that. Just start it via the launcher. For tag types I recommend “Mifare Ultralight (C)” tags. They are cheap and have enough space for storing Wi-Fi data. They can also be made read only (coming in a future version of this app)

You can buy tags e.g. at http://www.tagage.net/

Visit our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/WiFiTap

Recent changes:
1.5:
- Crash fixes
- Connect to network if scanning already known network
1.6:
- On ICS also write AAR (Android Application Record) to tag so that when scanning the tag the user will be sent to the Play Store to install the app if not installed.
- Use light theme
- Bug fixes
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Free
78
3.9
User ratings
87
Installs
10,000+
Concerns
0
File size
65 kb
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About WifiTap WiFi NFC
Ever been at a friends house and wanted to use his Wi-Fi? It's a hassle to enter the Wi-Fi credentials and most of the time your friend might not even know them anymore.

With this app installed you can just hold your mobile device close to a NFC Tag your friend placed at his homes entrance or anywhere else inside. The network stored on the tag will then automatically be added to your list of known networks and an attempt to connect to it will be started. No click required. The app does not even have to be started.

If you don't have NFC tags you can generate a QR code and use any QR code reader in the market to read the data. As long as WiFi Tap is installed it will handle that data when opened and add the WiFi to the list of known networks.

The app processes URIs in the format of wifi://[network ssid]/[wep|wpa|open]/[network key]

To write a Wi-Fi configuration to any compatible NFC tag this app has an easy to use interface, which lets you do that. Just start it via the launcher. For tag types I recommend “Mifare Ultralight (C)” tags. They are cheap and have enough space for storing Wi-Fi data. They can also be made read only (coming in a future version of this app)

You can buy tags e.g. at http://www.tagage.net/

Visit our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/WiFiTap

Recent changes:
1.5:
- Crash fixes
- Connect to network if scanning already known network
1.6:
- On ICS also write AAR (Android Application Record) to tag so that when scanning the tag the user will be sent to the Play Store to install the app if not installed.
- Use light theme
- Bug fixes

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Android Market Comments
A Google User
Jun 16, 2014
Just Works. Simple and fast. It also knows how to write known networks to NFC tags - it's not just a reader.
A Google User
May 17, 2014
Easy, no Ads, working. Exactly what you want. A tag will open the Play Store page to install the app. Tab the tag again and you get the Wifi credentials.
A Google User
Mar 22, 2014
Nice and simple but can crash I like that it doesn't require lots of permissions, but I ultimately uninstalled because it crashes if Wi-Fi is disabled when tag in scanned (i.e. not a good experience for guests).
A Google User
Mar 11, 2014
Doesn't work? I have two devices. I downloaded the app on one and loaded a tag. I tap the tag to my second device and it launches the play store to this app. It can only read the tag if I have the app already. This makes it useless because friends who visit won't have the app downloaded prior.
A Google User
Feb 19, 2014
Works well, but could use a bit of work. It usually works well, but it crashes without a helpful error message if wifi is off. I would also like an app setting with options for what happens when you scan a tag for a known network (such as do nothing, connect to the network, forget the network, or display network name and password).