Web NFC API

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Experimental: This is an experimental technology
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The Web NFC API allows exchanging data over NFC via light-weight NFC Data Exchange Format (NDEF) messages.

Note: Devices and tags have to be formatted and recorded specifically to support NDEF record format to be used with Web NFC. Low-level operations are currently not supported by the API, however there is a public discussion about API that would add such functuionality.

Interfaces

NDEFMessage

Interface that represents NDEF messages that can be received from or sent to a compatible tag via a NDEFReader object. A message is composed of metadata and NDEF Records.

NDEFReader

Interface that enables reading and writing messages from compatible NFC tags. The messages are represented as NDEFMessage objects.

NDEFRecord

Interface that represents NDEF records that can be included in an NDEF message.

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
Web NFC Draft

Browser compatibility

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