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Dimple customises your own Android NFC buttons
Thanks to GizMag for highlighting this one – the Dimple customisable Android NFC buttons. Put the sticker on the back of your phone, customise the use of the buttons and away you go via NFC comms, for example, launching a particular app, controlling music, or instantly take a photo…
The stickers measure 49 x 16 x 0.49 mm and come in a range of colours.
Chris Wood writes:
The waterproof stickers come in four-button and two-button versions, both available in three different colours. They can be placed either directly on the back of the device (be it a smartphone or tablet) or on the back of a case, providing it’s not made of metal. The buttons can be configured to perform a wide variety of tasks from launching apps or placing calls, to instantly taking photos or controlling music apps. They can also be configured to provide haptic feedback when pressed.
The people behind Dimple expect to be shipping product from August 2014.
Note that the system works only with Android 4.0+ devices, but even then not all devices are covered. The HTC One, for example, is apparently incompatible.Tags: Dimple, NFC