MIFARE

TapLinx

ONE OPEN API. INFINITE POSSIBILITIES.

MIFARE SDK is now TapLinx. This means more supported products, more features, and a redesigned open API. Therefore, developing new, smart and creative NFC applications is more straightforward. The product is going to be distributed for free without any licensing fee, unlike the advanced MIFARE SDK which developers previously had to pay for.

The open Java API is designed to ease the development of NFC based mobile applications for Android. The open API allows developers open access to all hardware features of NXPs NFC product portfolio; experience our MIFARE products as well as our, NTAG and ICODE products.

If you have any questions about TapLinx, write us an email at taplinx@nxp.com or join the TapLinx Developer Community to get in touch with other developers.

You can still access the MIFARE SDK Forum on our website. Please note, this forum is not maintained anymore.

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Benefits Of TapLinx For Developers

MIFARE SDK was the original development application for people wanting to create their own NFC applications for Android smart phones. However, now NXP has upgraded from MIFARE SDK to TapLinx, which enables smoother and faster designing and creating of applications.
What you – the developers – need to know about the benefits of MIFARE SDK changing to TapLinx:

  • Fast and easy application development

First and foremost, the creation and development of applications will be easier and quicker. Complex low level commands are easier to find in the TapLinx Javadoc. TapLinx’s open API for mobile NFC development shortens the time from idea to market significantly.

  • Dedicated Developer Community

We offer you a maintained Developer Community with sample source codes, video tutorials and a living API documentary. Within this developer community, there will be a forum where developers can ask questions, get help with queries about TapLinx, the development process and ease the transition from MIFARE SDK to TapLinx.

  • Develop apps for MIFARE, ICODE and NTAG products

TapLinx integrates NXP’s whole NFC smart objects portfolio in one open API, meaning that the developer won’t have to dig for details in complex datasheets, and making the user experience easier. Developers can experience our MIFARE, NTAG and ICODE products with ease.

  • Full support

TapLinx will be a One-Stop-Shop for creating Android apps, community exchange, support and purchasing NFC products. Engaging with many partners to ensure the seamless development of your app.

TapLinx Supported NFC Portfolio

TapLinx integrates NXPs complete NFC product portfolio in its redesigned API meaning – a friendlier user experience and less time finding details in datasheets. Developers can experience our MIFARENTAG and ICODE products with ease as TapLinx supports all three of these product families, with over twenty product variations. Detailed are the various different products and their related security levels, ensuring that developers can select the correct product their NFC needs.

How To Get TapLinx

ONE OPEN API. ULTIMATE SIMPLICITY:

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Step 1 

Register with your email address at MIFARE.net and accept the license agreement (EULA) to get started. If you are already registered, but have not accepted the EULA yet, you will get a separate notification.

Step 2 

Decide on a package name, and register your app on the TapLinx Developer Center.

Step 3

Use a generated key and update Gradle to pull the AAR file for the right product repository. For more details take a look at the Application Note.

Step 4

Now you can start developing! If you need support or have any questions about the developing process you can ask our experts on the TapLinx Developer Community or drop us an email at taplinx@nxp.com.

Step 5

Use your application, and tell us your success story! Be a part of our joint marketing program and potentially win the App of the Quarter Award.

TapLinx webinar

MIFARE SDK is now TapLinx. This means more supported products, more features, and a redesigned open API. Therefore, developing new, smart and creative NFC applications is more straightforward. The product is going to be distributed for free without any licensing fee, unlike the advanced MIFARE SDK version which developers previously had to pay for.

You can watch the webinar on demand by clicking on the link below.

The One Stop Shop For NFC Development

If you need sample ICs for a great project, technical support or information about development – you can get everything at our One-Stop-Shop for NFC developers. Our One-Stop-Shop consists of:

  • Developer Community
  • Distribution Partners
  • Video Tutorials
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TapLinx Partners

TapLinx Use Cases

  • LINQS

    Solution: Digital NFC Business Card – 1Card
    Product: NTAG 216
    Form Factor: Card
    Location: India
    Website: www.1card.in

  • PaynoPain Solutions

    Solution: Contactless Event Solutions
    Product: MIFARE Ultralight C and MIFARE DESFire EV1
    Form Factor: Wristbands
    Location: Spain
    Website: www.easygoband.com

  • Bit Toys Inc.

    Solution: Cloud enabled NFC Toys
    Product: Various NXP NFC products
    Form Factor: Plastic token
    Location: U.S.
    Website: www.bit-toys.com

  • China Telecom

    Solution: Cloud enabled Employee Attendance System
    Product: NTAG 213
    Form Factor: Card
    Location: China
    Website: www.nfc.189.cn/eng/machine.html

  • Kellokorti

    Solution: Access Solutions
    Product: MIFARE DESFire EV1
    Form Factor: Cards
    Location: Finland
    Website: www.kellokortti.fi

  • Nicbit

    Solution: Counterfeit Management Systems
    Product: MIFARE DESFire EV2
    Form Factor: Sticker
    Location: U.S.
    Website: www.nicbit.com

  • Red Rose

    Solution: Contactless E-Cash Solution
    Product: MIFARE DESFire EV1
    Form Factor: Cards
    Location: U.K.
    Website: www.redrosecps.com

  • Ticketea

    Solution: Ticketing and Event Solutions
    Product: Various NXP NFC products
    Form Factor: Cards, Wristbands
    Location: Spain
    Website: www.ticketea.com

  • ZealSeal

    Solution: Brand Protection
    Product: Various NXP NFC products
    Form Factor: Label integrated in different goods
    Location: U.S.
    Website: www.zealseal.com

  • Otentico

    Solution: Anti-Counterfeiting and Brand Protection
    Product: Various NXP NFC products
    Form Factor: Label integrated in different goods
    Location: U.K.
    Website: www.otenti.co

  • Glownet

    Solution: Event Solutions
    Product: Various NXP NFC products
    Form Factor: Cards and Wristbands
    Location: UK
    Website: www.glownet.com

  • Captag

    Solution: Event service provider
    Product: Various NXP NFC products
    Form Factor: Wristbands
    Location: France
    Website: www.captag.fr

  • NXP Semiconductors

    Solution: NFC TagWriter App
    Product: Application
    Location: Netherlands
    Website: TagWriter App by NXP