MozNFCPeer

Non-standard
This feature is not on a current W3C standards track, but it is supported on the Firefox OS platform. Although implementations may change in the future and it is not supported widely across browsers, it is suitable for use in code dedicated to Firefox OS apps.

This API is available on Firefox OS for privileged or certified applications only.

NFCPeer provides a Peer to Peer (P2P) interface to interact with other NFC-enabled devices. It is used to send NDEF messages and transfer files.

Methods

MozNFCPeer.sendFile()
sendFile() sends files to other NFC-enabled devices. This should be called inside a mozNFC.onpeerfound() event callback.  This method is available in certified apps only.
MozNFCPeer.sendNDEF()
sendNDEF() sends NDEF Messages to other NFC-enabled devices. This should be called inside a mozNFC.onpeerfound() event callback.

Example

navigator.mozNfc.onpeerfound = function (evt) {
  var peer = evt.peer;
  // ndef is an instance of MozNDEFRecord contains the shared data, like URL.
  peer.sendNDEF([ndef]);
};

Specification

The NFC implementation in Gecko follows the NFC Forum specifications.

Browser compatibility

Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari (WebKit)
Basic support

Not supported

Not supported Not supported Not supported Not supported
Feature Android Firefox Mobile (Gecko) Firefox OS (Gecko) IE Phone Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Basic support Not supported Not supported 2.0 moz [1] Not supported Not supported Not supported

[1] Available in privileged apps as of Firefox OS 2.2; certified-only before that.

See also

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