NFC read, write and lock capability with javascript

Dear all,

Greeting from Italy, and happy new year!

I am very new with AppGyver, I have been using Glideapp for one app and while looking for news I found your composer and it seems very powerful.

I do not know anything about coding, but I see that in your app there is the opportunity to add javascript code, and make it run in the app (I hope I understood correctly).

That’s my question:

Would it be possible to interact with the NFC reader inbuilt in a mobile phone to read the UID and store it in a database, then write a txt on the NFC tag and lock it making it read only?

In case it would be possible even without javascript code, this would be wonderful…But I did not find any component regarding nfc

This would be very useful for the idea I have in my mind.

Thank you very much!

have a plesant day to everybody!



Anyone here who can give at least an idea if this would be or not possible?


Does anyone could please reply to me?
@Mari @Cecilia @Mevi I see you are a team member from other topics, maybe you can give me a reply…
thank you very much!

Hi! NFC would require a plugin that supports it. We don’t provide such a plugin ourselves, but with third party plugin support you would be able to include it yourself. This feature is coming, but it’ll still take some months before we get to it.

Dear @mevi , thanks for your reply…do you have an estimation about when this could be possible? This feature would be the base of the app I have in my mind and if it is going to be available later than 3 months I should probably give up with appgyver and look for something different… Thank you!

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Hi! The current plan is to get it out during Q1/21, but as we have been delayed with getting runtime 2.4.X to have no more regressions against 1.9.22, I can’t say for certain, unfortunately. I’d recommend having a look at your options in any case if you’re under time pressure, just so you don’t get into trouble :sweat_smile:

Dear @Mevi ,

Thank you for your answer. I will be waiting for this to be available and in the meantime I will try to look for some alternatives…

thank you very much!!


Has there been any update on the Q1 release? @Mevi

Buongiorno Fabio, anch’ io ho bisogno dell’ NFC ( e anche bluetooth ) per il mio progetto, per riconoscere l’ utente con NFC, anzichè con il classico LogIn a mano. Non sono esperto di programmazione, ma penso che si possa gestire come se fosse un “code” qualsiasi, da gestire su database esterno, come se si dovesse riconoscere l’ utente al LogIn. Cosa ne pensi ? Magari , possiamo sentirci in privato. Mi chiami . Claudio . PLASTURGICA

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Buongiorno Claudio,

Grazie per il tuo messaggio. Il problema principale è che appgyver al momento non riesce ad utilizzare il sensore nfc del telefono…non riesce proprio a leggere l’nfc in pratica.

E nemmeno io ho competenze di programmazione purtroppo.

Però se tu devi “solo” leggere il tag NFC da telefono potresti provare mit app inventor oppure kodular. Sono simili ad appgyver, ma è già presente il lettore NFC ( mit app inventor legge il messaggio sul tag, mentre kodular riesce anche a leggere l’uid del tag)

Dacci un occhio se ti va.

Ciao ciao,


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Hi! Well, Q1 didn’t work out (what with the acquisition there was quite a lot of other hustle :sweat_smile:) but the plugin support is currently under works and will be released in the next major release after 2.7.X releases. Likely the name of the version will be 3.X (3.0 or 3.1 or something).

That means there’s still a wait, as we haven’t gotten the first version in internal testing yet, but hopefully we’ll get the release stable enough soon enough that it will only be a month or two.

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Hi @Mevi!
This is finally a good news! Thanks for sharing.

I will be waiting for further good news, then.

Have a nice day,


Hey All,

Is there any ETA for the release where NFC will be supported?


Hi any update about NFC I want to start a project but I would need this fuctionality on Android or iOS. Any newssss?

Hi Mevi,
Any update about the NFC integration ???

Hi! NFC integration will become available via third party plugin capability, which we have been working on for a while now. The development is still not complete due to other priorities we had to shift our focus to, but will be coming in 3.X as stated above.

Hi Mevi, Thanks for the update and this version have an estimated release date?

Any news on the nfc? :smiley:

Well, not more than that it will have to be done via third party plugins (a feature that is currently in very first round of internal testing and needs further development).

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Hi @Mevi, will NFC be available soon without using third party plugins? Can third party plugins be used right now? I would like to know seriously if any of these features will be released any time soon because I’m working on an app using appgyver that basically works around nfc, so far I’ve been replacing the feature with QR scan in order not to stop developing, but I will need it to be NFC when I release it. So I would like to know if it is worth to keep working or maybe I should give up and look for another product such as Flutter that enables this.