How to use NFC Tags to trigger homey flows?


#1

Hi all,

So I’ve got some NFC Tags that I want to use to start flows when I touch them with a smartphone. The way I do this now is:

  • Program my NFC Tag with NXP TagWriter to open a link, this is a IFTTT webhook link
  • Then IFTTT starts my homey flow

So it does the job sort of, but everytime I do this my phone starts the browser app to execute the link and that’s not really nice.

Is it possible to let my smartphone start a flow on homey directly when a NFC Tag is touched? Or what would be the best solution for NFC Tags to use with homey?


#2

Did you look at this?

You can also look at This one: https://apps.athom.com/app/se.warting.nfctools

Depends if you want to touch your phone to a tag, tag to your Phone of Tag to Homey.
Eventually you can maybe use an App to open the link on your Phone direct to Homey (Without IFTTT)


#3

Thanks for your fast reply. Yes I’ve read this post, already created a flow in the past for my OV-chipkaart when touching the homey.

But I’m talking about phone to a tag, I’ve got some tags in my house which I want to play around with. Like switching lights on/off when tag is touched with phone.