Google+ (Plus) app has hidden NFC sharing

Google+ (Plus) app has hidden NFC sharing
Good news for a few hundred people out there! It turns out that the new Google+ Android app has a hidden NFC sharing feature. The Google+ app launched on June 28th, the feature was found on June 1st, and the news of its existence has just made the jump to major tech blogs. That is a pretty well hidden feature.

So, of course, to use the feature you'll need a Nexus S, which remains the only NFC-capable Android phone, a Google+ account, and the Google+ app. Luckily for you Nexus S users, the word on the street is that Google+ registration has begun to open up to the public. Word from Vic Gundotra is that Google is rolling it out, so if definitely check to see if you're one of the lucky ones who can get in.

Once you've collected the three magical items, you'll be able to share information from NFC tags through the Google+ app. The uses seem fairly limited right now, but the app will automatically read text content from an NFC tag, so this feature could easily be used to share location data, check-in data, or even bring people into a Huddle conversation.

source: Ridz.sg via Engadget

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9 Comments

1. iosmaster

Posts: 115; Member since: Jul 06, 2011

google + will be the biggest fail of 2011

4. MichaelHeller

Posts: 2734; Member since: May 26, 2011

given the buzz that it's already generated, why would you think it will be a failure? also, by what metric would it be deemed a failure?

5. iosmaster

Posts: 115; Member since: Jul 06, 2011

Hey google plus good luck, do u allready have a million users? well keep it up you need 749 millions more to equal facebook =D

6. MichaelHeller

Posts: 2734; Member since: May 26, 2011

Ah, I see. You think that the sheer number of users is the end game. Unfortunately, that's not true. The end game is being able to generate more relevant data that can be used in other things like search recommendations, news feeds, shopping recommendations, and of course advertising. It's the quality of the data, not the number of users. That's why Twitter is already a more useful platform than Facebook, and why Plus has a shot to be better as well.

8. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

don't put your effort there, he has no actual interest of seeing a good argument, just a glance at his comments around the page can tell you that. Google + has already few features I currently don't have on Facebook and that I've always wanted, so far is being rather accepted by the media and may become versatile. depending on how fast Google makes the platform more appealing and useful to its users, and they seem rather good at it lately

9. MichaelHeller

Posts: 2734; Member since: May 26, 2011

I assumed it would be a lost cause from the original post. I've said what I wanted, and I'm out.

10. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

LOL yeah, thanks for the article tho

7. iosmaster

Posts: 115; Member since: Jul 06, 2011

Yes indeed twitter its good i use more tw than face but this is social media nobody want to go a party of 5 thers more info running on a platforma of 750 million people and growing and thats hard to beat, and have u ever made adverts on facebook its amazingly easy and you can be really specific on your target, google its behind on the specific target

11. confused unregistered

what the hell is a NFC??

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