Samsung TecTiles to Change Your Life
You may have already heard about Samsung TecTiles, but do you really know what they can do for you? Let’s take an example, you can tap your NFC-enabled phone on a tag to silence the ringer before heading into a meeting, or set your alarm by tapping your nightstand, or tap on a restaurant door to check in via Foursquare. Samsung’s new TecTiles sticker tags make these and other scenarios possible.
To activate a Samsung TecTiles, you need a NFC phone like the Samsung Galaxy S III, and the app for Samsung TecTiles from the Google Play store. TecTiles also work with non-Samsung phones enabled with NFC, so this technology could have a prospect.
How TecTiles Work
You can program an individual TecTiles sticker to do all sorts of things. For example, when a child arrives home, he could tap a sticker to automatically send a text message to his parents, so that parents may know that their children are safe. A business could also use the tags to enable customers to open a web page to download content or check in on Facebook or Foursquare.
The app could be used in almost everything situation from settings and applications to communication and location and web, as well as social networking. Besides, TecTiles are reprogrammable, so they can be put to other users.
Availability and Pricing
Samsung says that TecTiles can work in the Galaxy S III, the Galaxy S II on T-Mobile, Galaxy Nexus, Nexus S on Sprint and Galaxy S Blaze 4G on T-Mobile. From what are mentioned above, we may conclude that any NFC-enabled Android phone should work.
You should be able to pick up a pack of five TecTiles at AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon stores, as well as online. The price of Samsung TecTiles is $14.99 for a pack of five. And the TecTiles app itself is free.
Samsung isn’t keeping the technology to itself, which makes TecTiles a shot of success. In fact, it could become an industry standard for tap-to-anything-you-can-think-of. We can’t wait to see not only what individuals and businesses do with TecTiles, as well as also developers.