The newline Guide to NFCs with React Native

NFC technology is everywhere in our daily life, from transportation, access control, to payment system. However, understanding NFC is still a hard topic because of its wide technology landspace. So in this course, We will guide you from the simplest case like using common NDEF format, all the way to a complex digital identity management app which leverages some unique NFC features.

 

NFC technology is everywhere in our daily life, from transportation, access control, to payment system. However, understanding NFC is still a hard topic because of its wide technology landspace.

So in this course, We will guide you from the simplest case like using common NDEF format, all the way to a complex digital identity management app which leverages some unique NFC features.

What You Will Learn

How to integrate NFC feature into your React Native app

How to handle the differences between Android and iOS regarding NFC feature

Understand NDEF and use it across iOS and Android

How to use NFC tags with deep link

Understand low-level NFC programming and communicate with NFC tags directly

How to use asymmetric cryptography library with React Native

How to use password protection commands from NTAG 21x NFC tags

What we will cover in this course

First, I will provide an overview of NFC technology, so you can understand basic concepts and terms. After that, we will build three apps throughout this course.

App 1: Tag Counter

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App 1 is a game app to count how much time a user needs to scan five NFC tags. You will learn:

  • how to properly set up an NFC project
  • how to trigger NFC scanning
  • the difference from iOS and Android regarding NFC feature

App 2: Tap-and-Go

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App 2 is about NFC Data Exchange Format (NDEF), which is the standard NFC data format supported by both iOS and Android. NDEF can be used for almost any NFC tag. We will build an NDEF reader-writer app, and you will learn:

  • how to write specific NDEF URI into NFC tags
  • how to read NDEF URI and trigger corresponding actions, for example, opening an URL, making a phone call, or sending a message.
  • how to use deep linking with NFC tags.

App 3: NFC Pokemon

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App 3 dives into low-level NFC programming, which directly manipulates the NFC tag’s internal memory and uses proprietary NFC commands. The app we'll build is called "NFC Pokemon," which is a digital identity management platform. It can seal a specific Pokemon, for example, a Pikachu, into an NFC tag.

When building this app, you will learn:

  • how to use low-leve tag command to directly manipulate NFC tag's internal memory
  • how to create digital signatures in React Native
  • how to use proprietary password protection command for NXP NTAG 213 / 215

Course Content

3 modules21 lessons3h 14m total

Introduction

2 lessons 16m total

Course Overview

Learn how to build mobile apps to interact with NFC tags

LESSON

5:40 minutes

NFC Introduction

NFC Introduction

LESSON

10:37 minutes

Tag-Counter Game App

6 lessons 50m total

LESSON

1:41 minutes

LESSON

11:10 minutes

LESSON

7:42 minutes

LESSON

10:03 minutes

LESSON

16:36 minutes

LESSON

3:14 minutes

Tap-And-Go App

7 lessons1h 4m total

LESSON

1:40 minutes

LESSON

7:10 minutes

LESSON

9:30 minutes

LESSON

11:46 minutes

LESSON

18:19 minutes

LESSON

12:28 minutes

LESSON

3:57 minutes

NfcPokemon App

6 lessons1h 3m total

LESSON

2:12 minutes

LESSON

6:51 minutes

LESSON

17:20 minutes

LESSON

17:29 minutes

LESSON

4:30 minutes

Your Instructors

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Richie

  • The cofounder of revteltech (a software agency located in Taiwan, Taipei, github org name is "revtel")
  • Previously worked for Mediatek (No.1 Mobile IC/CPU manufacturer worldwide) as software tech lead, focus on connectivity technologies such as NFC and BLE
  • Create and maintain the primary NFC library "react-native-nfc-manager" for React Native community

👋 Hi! I'm Richie, and I will be your instructor during this course. I'm also the author of the react-native-nfc-manager library, which has been widely adopted by people who develop NFC applications with React Native. I'm very happy to share my knowledge with you!

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is this course for?

Everyone interested in building NFC app with React Native

Any Prerequisites?

Basic React Native knowledge, and a mobile phone with NFC feature (iOS users will need to enroll the Apple Developer Program because NFC doesn't work in simulators) will be enough!

Where can I get NFC tags suitable for this course?

We choose NXP NTAG213 or NTAG215 for this course. They're cheap and can be easily purchased from places like Amazon

What if I need help?

You can ask us questions anytime through the community Discord channel or by sending us a message.

 
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