Overview

A Contact record is an NDEF record is used to share contact data using the vCard 2.1 data format. Note that a VCard record requires a greater amount of data storage compared to other record types. It is recommended that you use an NFC chip type with greater memory capacity or use the Tag Platform to store the contact data on the server rather than the NFC tag.

Record Data

The GoToTags NFC software encodes Contact records onto NFC tags using the VCard spec. A contact record has many fields; at least one must be provided. Image attributes are not supported at this time; NFC chips do not have enough memory capacity.

vCard 2.1 Example
BEGIN:VCARD
VERSION:3.0
N:Wiley;Bob;;;
ADR;WORK:;;123 Fake St;Seattle;WA;98102;USA
EMAIL;TYPE=PREF;TYPE=INTERNET:bob@work.com
EMAIL;TYPE=INTERNET:bob@home.com
ORG:Bob Inc
TEL;CELL:509-555-1212
TITLE:MFCEO
URL;WORK:http://bob.com
END:VCARD

NFC Encoder Software

The GoToTags NFC Encoder software can encode Contact records onto NFC tags by providing the encoding data on the “Contact Tags” worksheet in the NFC tags encoding file.

Windows App

Behavior

The Contact record type is supported by most NFC enabled operating systems. In Windows, if the GoToTags Windows App and Outlook are both installed, a new contact window will be opened with the contact data. Android will open up a new contact in the People app. After clicking through a dialogue, Windows Phone will allow you to save the contact locally.