Read NFC tags with Power Apps on iOS and Android
Being able to quickly and reliably identify real-world objects is a key enabler to building efficient digital workflows for logistics, maintenance, retail and other front-line scenarios.
Power Apps already offers robust, camera-based barcode scanning when running in the Power Apps Mobile app for iOS and Android, but barcodes are often only useful in clean, well-lit consumption scenarios.
Standard NFC and HF-RFID tags provide alternatives to barcodes for dirty or low-visibility scenarios, and are widely supported by iOS and Android devices with built-in NFC Reader hardware.
Power Fx now supports reading NFC and HF-RFID tags when running in the Power Apps Mobile app for iOS and Android. See the new Power Fx ReadNFC function documentation for details.
- Read the first record from a NFC standards-compliant tag
- Text and URI datatypes are supported
- Record type information also provided
With( ReadNFC(), If( Not IsBlank( Text ), Notify( "Read Text: " & Text ), Not IsBlank( URI ), Notify( "Read URI: " & URI ), Notify( "Didn't read Text or URI" ) ) )
For more examples, see the function documentation.
As always, we’d love to hear your feedback on the new function. Use the in-app feedback feature to send us your ideas.