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FREE TAGS for the top 10 use cases of NFC Task Launcher and Tags. Worldwide suggestions welcome!
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I always put my wallet in my pocket and have a tag in my wallet—I use it every—single—day to automatically switch mobile to home internet. Using a switch for wifi on, mobile data off to mobile data on, wifi off!
As well as every time I wake up and go to sleep I have a switch for Night mode and Day mode to never forget to set my alarm!
 
One inside my front door - WiFi on, mobile off, BT off.
One in the car - WiFi off, mobile on, BT on, volume up
One in bed - silent, notification LED off, alarm on.
Looking fwd to see how everyone else uses tags.
 
I bet the comments here will be a great source for new ideas.

I have an NFC key fob that I use for work. When I arrive it sets my phone to vibrate, connects to staff WiFi, & sends me a text message for my clock-in time. On the way out it puts the volume back up at normal, shuts off WiFi, & sends a message for my clock out time. At the end of the week filling out my time sheet is as easy as opening up that set of messages. Easy, easy, easy.
 
Two tags in my house, by the bar.
One with the Play URL for NFC Task Launcher, and the other grants access to my WiFi. :)
 
One in car. BT on, open pocket casts. Could never get it to start playing podcast though. This also turns off Bluetooth On in the car dock, same as above but navigation start also. One at work, silence phone and starts foursquare, toggled with volume back on.

Though about trying to use NFC for geocaching to make the game more fun... ala using navigation for the next NFC site etc.
 
I can't win, but this looks like a good place to share some personal use cases:

Switch on my night stand:
Night = Wifi on, Bluetooth off, Ringer on Vibrate, Notification Light off, Alarm volume up and start clock app
Morning = Ringer Normal, Ring Volume Max, Notification light back on

Home tag to set volumes to max, enable Wifi, connect to my home network and turn off Bluetooth

Office tag to connect to the office network, turn on Bluetooth and Wifi and make sure I'm on auto-brightness

Car tag to turn on Bluetooth, turn off Wifi, set volumes up and start Play Music

An additional tag in the car (and one in my wallet) to send an SMS and get quick account balances.

3 tags I use for steeping tea, hung nicely on the back of labeled cards for quick access.  Timers of 2:30, 3:00 and 3:30.

I have some key fobs that I go back and forth with (a general out profile of Wifi off, Bluetooth on and volumes up is on them currently).  I use them less since we added quick selection of tasks to the widget but they are still used at times :)

I also have a tag in my jacket sleeve that I use for check ins.
 
+Nigel Percy Have you tried adding a pause after opening pocket casts and then using the Start/Stop media playback?  This assumes that it is listening for this signal, but it's worth a shot.
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My personal fav. is using a tag stuck underneath my nightside table. Amazingly, it reads, and it triggers the screen filter app, mutes all sounds, and locks the rotation. Then I can read the news and twitter lying sideways in bed with no eye burn :)
 
I agree with +Brian Calderon ... Wallet is an awesome place for an NFC tag.
I use another at work that turns on my WiFi, bluetooth for my headset, starts my desk clock app, and sends an email to my boss to let him know I've arrived. All my coworkers are totally in aww.
 
Switches all over my dorm room to put me to sleep and wake me in the morning, quickly turn on/off wifi/bluetooth/… as well as prepare to leave and come back from university (turn sound on/off).
I also have some to allow WiFi guest access :)
 
Yep tried that. When using the media commands it starts up Apollo (music) instead. 
 
I like the integration with Tasker so I can use a tag in my car to toggle car mode (my car dock doesn't do it) but I like more putting an NFC near my bed to start a task that change my gtalk status, use Synker to stop sync almost everything (I keep sync calendars because some colleges can let me some task to do early) but keep pushing notification working. Stop the led from blinking, shutting down the volume for almost everyone but my family. Starting a dimmer app to not burn my eyes.
 
I use an NFC tag via a Tasker Task to call a php script on my server that sends me a notification via pushover telling me whether the Nexus 4 is available via two different stores in Austria or not. This saves me a lot of time visiting websites especially when on the move and gives me the chance to not miss the moment.
 
I recorded sequences on three tags, that I leave at Home, in my car and in my office. I recorded it as a sequence, so I can scan the tag one time when I arrive and then again when I leave.
The tasks are as follows:

TAG 1:
1. a "Arriving Home" task that: checks me in Foursquare and Google, turns on the Wi-fi on my phone and connects me to my home network, reduces the volume to half strength;
2. a "Leaving Home" task that: turns off the Wi-fi on my phone, ups the volume to max;

TAG 2:
1. "Arriving at office" task: silences my phone, turns on the Wi-fi and connects me to the office network, checks me in on Foursquare and Google;
2. "Leaving office" task: turns off the Wi-fi on my phone, ups the volume to max;

TAG 3:
1. "Entering car" task: turns on Bluetooth, turns off Wi-fi, turns off auto screen lock, turns on Car Mode, opens Google Maps
2. "Leaving car" task: turns off Bluetooth, turns on auto screen lock, turns off Car Mode, closes Google Maps;


Also, I create a "Panic" task to use on emergencies (such as a burglar entering my home). I leave this tag at home:

TAG 4:
1. "Panic": sends sms to chosen friends and family with warning of danger and requests for help, dials the police emergency number, silences my phone.

For the auto sms and dial I use the NFC Task Launcher plugins: Call Plugin and SMS Plugin.


So far that's all that I've done!
 
+Dane Schuckman Thanks for your response! Please send your address to info@tagstand.com
 
+Scott M Thanks for your response! Please send your address to info@tagstand.com
 
+Federico Granata I don't like cluttered homescreens and find it more comfortable to just hold the phone near my nfc tag that I carry with me.
 
WoW, most the good stuff is already mentioned.   But here goes:
 
One is in the bedroom on the nightstand, once it's put down, it turns Bluetooth and Sound off, Sets to night mode, set's the alarm, and starts the Lucid Dreaming App.

One one is on my dresser, put phone on it and it resets everything for the day, turns Bluetooth and Sound back on, resets to Day mode.

One by the garage door opener, if leaving for work it will turn wifi off,  driving mode on, volume up, and launch the Waze App.

One in my locker at work :) It will turn sound off, driving mode off, wifi off, bluetooth off, launch foursquare and check in, send a text to the wife letting her know I made it ok and she doesn't have to replay :)

Have a couple in the car that I'm still working on, but the main one is for when I go into "Ingress" mode....  Working on doing everything I can to save power while it is running.  And the other one just for normal driveing stuff like Waze, Foursquare, Drivemode, etc.

One is also stuck to the wifes iPad..... hehehehe, it don't have NFC so it's no big deal to it, but if she is out and about with me, I can grant her hotspot access. Had one in m wallet to grant others hotspot but it's broke.... too much sitting, so I bought a Aluma-Wallet and going to stick it to the inside lid.  Just out of tags at the moment...
 
We would love to share all the above with other users, so it would be great if you could send us these tasks through the app. If you go to my tags and hold on the task there is a share option. Send emails to info@tagstand.com. Thanks!
 
I have a luggage nametag on my workout bag with a tag slipped in that starts EndoMondo and Google Play Music.  Simple, but it keeps me from having to fool with it on the elevator or outside before running.
 
+Tagstand to send mine I had to send also the whole task from Tasker ...
Do you still want mine task ?
 
+Tagstand I'd put one on my bike, so when I go biking, it would put the phone into Airplane mode (saves battery), run my music player and open Sportstracker app. When it's done, it toggles the Airplane mode back, so I could sync my training :] Sadly I don't have any NFC tags left, my bedtime use case ((for turning off LED notifications and silent profile at night) is used more often then biking  ;P
 
nfc use in the bathroom to get there puts the phone on silent and enables wifi network, avoiding inconvenience this moment so important. :)
 
nfc use in the bathroom to get there puts the phone on silent and enables wifi network, avoiding inconvenience this moment so important. :)
 
1Nfc tablet or phone case to stop or turn down volume, 2NFC tag case(in a case formed into a non supported NFC device,3nfc tag on a suit case(one tap to unlock, two taps for lock, three taps to change pass code),4 NFC tag unlocking system for houses,cars,and etc,5nfc unlocking device case(lock only when NFC tag is removed, unlock when put in case, 5 okay this one is not a case, nfc access card if any one works or owns a inc, corp, or special organization, this is the best idea yet, a card that is half nfc and half magnetic strip for slide scaning,6nfc bluetooth pairing(phone to phone or android to android or to that one device, non bluetooth via),7nfc sticker only, nfc wifi tag on router or hotspot,8 here's an idea you will love,NFC computer, build in to laptop or computer NFC tag programer or nfc android file senter or windows unlock,9nfc tag device controller ,controls only on other non android device,on cars, houses or just work with ADT Home security sys, you know how they can turn on lights,control temperature and unlock doors, if you do get to work with, for NFC or nfc tag controlling the house, one by the central security system , one up stairs ,one on the mail box, one in the backyard ,not tags, nfc scaner and device connector ,10 nfc av equipment programer, for tvs,radios, audio system, and gaming system, so you come home and you say, where is that dang thing, and you go oh yeah, I can use my phone to control it my TV with this wire less nfc programer, stick the wireless pad that could control any as said device, or tap the stand of the tv, for audio systems and radio, just tap the center of it. Please reply to me on my gmail okay, please try to make these idea, tell me first before okay,and do not make these ideas with out tell me,also i will be checking Twitter, Facebook and other source,and on twitter i heard the things with you did cars, and lg blue ray systems,which i know some ideas are mines so i know you some facts but please tell me
 
I just put a NFC sticker on the side of my Monster iClarity HD bluetooth speaker so it is easy to pair the device.
 
Have one coming into the office and one leaving. Scanning the tag calls to a wiki that tells people when someone is out for the day or in for the day.
 
On my slipcase. If I've left the phone on when I put it in the case, it turns it off (and locks it)
 
I just received my laundry tags from +Tagstand  and I plan to use them to keep track of what to put in the pockets of my +Scottevest shirts and coats after I put them through the wash. I've got tags for keys to remember what they go to, tags for playing music, tags for setting alarms. With the latest update to NFC Task Launcher now I can automatically start tethering when I get in my car and the bluetooth connects, then my iPod touch can start Pandora (which integrates nicely with the factory radio). Then I also have my phone kick off the Android app Torque to record my car's performance during my trip.
 
So I just added Wake on LAN app, http://tinyurl.com/chlheht , to my phone and added it to my Home profile NFC tag using a Tasker tag. Now when I get home and tag, it changes the setting on my phone and wakes up my computer for me. Now to figure out how to get the Home Profile to get a cup coffee brewing. Hmmmm
 
Luis, just need to get a SmartHome switch and a network gateway and you can have it turn on a coffee pot if it has an always on switch. ;)
 
1 Tag for home  = Turn off all radios and play Led Zeplin!
2 Tag for Baby = (Let me explain) - Turn on phone flash light and play soothing music for night feeds and nappy changes - flash light helps to get around house for grabbing bottle from fridge
3 Tag = Car - Radios off except Bluetooth, Text to say "Buckle up or I ain't going nowhere" followed by music on - drum and bass!!
4 Tag = Dog Tag (Ok let me explain again) = Taking dog for walk - radios on - bluetooth off, data on (so wife can whats app) - speech to remind me to take a left from the front door (avoiding right sides neighbors cat in window and my right arm dislocating as Leo tries to scamper across their lawn)  and another speech to remind me to take doggie poo bags hanging by porch doorway.


Surely I'm a winner of the free tags!! (not made up by the way) 
 
I've got a tag on my tablet and my notebook computer to activate and configure bluetooth tethering.  
 
+TagStand I am making the best use of ntag203 for my nexus 4 by hanging the keychain in but pants/jeans belt straps above my pockets so that whenever I take out/put in my mobile the screen lock automatically gets lock/unlock and thus I need no to press any button :)
- m confident enough that you will love my idea so I am sending you my address in advance ;)
 
+TagStand I am making the best use of ntag203 for my nexus 4 by hanging the keychain in but pants/jeans belt straps above my pockets so that whenever I take out/put in my mobile the screen lock automatically gets lock/unlock and thus I need no to press any button :)
- m confident enough that you will love my idea so I am sending you my address in advance ;)
 
I've got a little bluetooth speaker in my kitchen and a makeshift stand elevated off the counter with a tag on it.  When I put my phone in the stand the tag turns on bluetooth, connects to the speaker, starts my music and loads chrome with allrecipes.com

Just finished this setup:)
 
+TagStand I am making the best use of ntag203 for my nexus 4 by hanging the keychain in but pants/jeans belt straps above my pockets so that whenever I take out/put in my mobile the screen lock automatically gets lock/unlock and thus I need no to press any button :)
- m confident enough that you will love my idea so I am sending you my address in advance ;)
 
+TagStand I am making the best use of ntag203 for my nexus 4 by hanging the keychain in but pants/jeans belt straps above my pockets so that whenever I take out/put in my mobile the screen lock automatically gets lock/unlock and thus I need no to press any button :)
- m confident enough that you will love my idea so I am sending you my address in advance ;)
 
For my kid I use my phone to stream the screen to TV to play a rhymes playlist on Youtube or play videos from phone. I would like to use tag to connect to WiFI and automatically stream youtube\videos from phone to TV when I keep the phone on the TV stand tag.
 
I should have copy righted my use of NFC... :( Motorola robbed it and launched the NFC enabled skip 
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