Now as we all know, Google is a huge fan of NFC technology, having launched Google Wallet as well as making the Google Nexus S device NFC-enabled, so is it really a surprise that Google+ will support NFC too? Apparently not, as developer Ridzuan Ashim has found hidden NFC functionality within the Android Google+ app.
Google+, for those unfamiliar, is Google’s new social networking platform, a platform which they hope will be able to compete (and eventually overtake) with other popular social networking websites, such as Facebook and Twitter.
At the moment it looks like the functionality is limited to just reading text. By tapping NFC tags that contain text, it could then launch Google+ with the text pre-written in the status update field. We’re pretty sure that more functionality would start appearing as Google+ matures along with more widespread adoption of NFC technology. The possibilities are endless, and off the top of our heads we’re thinking it can be used for location-based check-ins, sort of like Google’s answer to Facebook check-ins and Foursquare.
If you own an NFC tag and an NFC-capable device, you can try it out for yourself, if not you can watch the video demonstration below.RELATED
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