I'm using the NFC Task Launcher for launching actions stored on my own tags. This works fine.

What I'm searching for is an app that associates a certain action with an arbitrary tag. An example: my company ID card has an NFC tag. This tag cannot be changed by me. But I want to activate the "At Work" profile when I scan that tag.

So, the actual action is NOT stored on the tag but on the phone and gets triggered by reading that tag.

Is there an app that I could use for that?

  • Old question, but Automate allows you to trigger actions based on a tag id. Note that it recommends against it due to some tags randomly generating ids - so if your tag is one of these them you might struggle regardless of what app you use. Commented Feb 8, 2018 at 12:45
  • @stripybadger hi, your comment looks like an answer. Would you consider posting it as a proper answer?
    – Andrew T.
    Commented Mar 26, 2023 at 12:33

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I've been looking at Llama. You can set actions based on conditions, and one of the selectable conditions is NFC tag detected. I haven't tried this myself yet, but the program is pretty well thought out. Highly recommended!

  • whoa! great! must have been introduced in the short past. Aside of the NFC functionality, it seems like Llama was the app I was actually looking for! You get the accept for this!
    – eckes
    Commented Nov 14, 2013 at 10:53

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