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Web NFC API ships in Chrome

Inspired by the community’s enthusiastic response to the previous milestone that made the Web NFC API available to early adopters, the team behind the Web NFC API has been busy during 2020 perfecting the API for the next major milestone!

Today, I am beyond excited to announce the Web NFC API is shipping in Chrome 89 for Android by default! Thanks to the early adopter feedback received during 2020, the new API in Chrome 89 is even easier to use and offers the most flexible NDEF support optimized for your key use cases.

If you’re a web developer and want to learn more, please check out the most excellent developer documentation that explains with easy to understand code examples how to scan and write to NFC tags and interface with other exciting capabilities of this API.

The Web NFC API is available now in Chrome Dev and Canary channels and is coming to Beta in Jan 28 – Feb 4, 2020 and hits Stable in March 2, 2020.

Happy hacking with this new web capability! 🚀

Anssi Kostiainen, Web NFC Community Group Chair

One Response to Web NFC API ships in Chrome

  • Lincoln Yellick

    This is awesome news. Congratulations!

    I’ve had a ton of fun with this new feature while it was being developed in Chrome Dev.


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