NFC Task Launcher rebranded as Trigger to go with some updates

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Egomotion Corp has released an update to their popular app NFC Task Launcher, including a new name for the app. Going by Trigger, the app now supports multiple triggers for each task and conditions can now be set for each trigger. We have seen an increase in apps that try to make smartphones more aware of their surroundings and configuring themselves to be ready for a user’s input based on the context. Trigger takes that concept to the level of actually changing settings or launching apps based on a trigger.
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Win one of five AndyTags NFC Sticker combo packs courtesy of AndyTags and TalkAndroid [Updated With Winners]

A couple of days ago we told you about AndyTags NFC Stickers. If you already own an Android phone with NFC, and you haven’t gotten into NFC stickers or tags yet, then you’re missing out on a lot of fun. Speaking of fun, the folks over at AndyTags were gracious enough to hit us up with 5 combo packs to give to our awesome readers.

We are going to keep this contest simple. All you have to do is head over to our forum post and reply to it with what you want most this Holiday season. You have until Friday, December 14 at 11:59pm EST to enter. On Saturday, December 15, we will pick five random winners and announce them. Each pack is a little different so we are going to reward them in the following order:

  • 10-Pack multi-color
  • 10-Pack multi-color
  • 5-pack multi-color & 5-pack ICS Blue
  • Combo pack – 8 regular, 2 anti-metal
  • Combo pack – 8 regular, 2 anti-metal

**Note: Only Mifare Classic stickers are included in these packs, which won’t be fully compatible with the Nexus 4 or Nexus 10. AndyTags does offer stickers that are more suited for those devices, so check their site for more information.

Click here to enter

Good Luck!!!

UPDATE – Congratulations to the following winners

10-Pack multi-color

ejtsang
estebanjv

5-Pack multi-color & 5-Pack ICS Blue

Ilysespieces

Combo Pack – 8 regular, 2 anti-metal

DVDBob
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Stocking Stuffer Idea: AndyTags NFC Stickers for automating and simplifying tasks

If you’re looking for a stocking stuffer or gift idea, then take a look at AndyTags NFC Stickers. Since most of the newer phones are sporting Near Field Communications (NFC), they make a great gift. What can you do with NFC tags? Well we did a review of NFC Tag Launcher earlier in the year so check that out, but essentially you can use them to automate tasks like to quickly turn settings on or off or open apps. For example, lets say you’re heading to bed, you can program a sticker to switch your phone to silent mode. Just put the sticker on your nightstand and touch your NFC-enabled phone to the sticker and bingo, your phone is now in silent mode. You can also use them to open certain apps as well. Let’s say you like to listen to Slacker in your car. You can program a sticker to tell your phone to open Slacker. Just keep the sticker in your car and when you get in, you can touch the sticker with your phone and Slacker will be opened. You can even program the same sticker to turn on Bluetooth at the same time. If you find that you always text your spouse when you’re on the way home, you can even automate that. The possibilities are endless.


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