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If you suddenly saw a new app pop up on your phone this weekend marked "Trigger," don't be alarmed - the much-loved NFC Task Launcher has just been rebranded. The rechristened app has been given a new look and a small functional update, but it retains all of the NFC goodness that's earned it a 4.5 star rating in the Play Store.

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Trigger has been given a slight visual update, which makes it a little more effective when used on tablets. There's also a bit more yellow trim around the place to spruce up the Spartan interface a bit. More importantly, you can now bind multiple triggers to the same task, expanding the already impressive capability of Trigger even further. The app's compatibility with the various settings, modes, actions, and external apps (like Tasker) remains unchanged.

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The free version of Trigger can perform actions when an NFC tag is detected or when your Bluetooth or WiFi connection state changes. A reasonable $3 in-app purchase will open up new triggers for geofence locations, battery threshold, or the time of day. If you don't have any NFC tags, there's an internal link to purchase NFC stickers and key fobs via Google Wallet, though you can probably find cheaper ones elsewhere.

Jeremiah Rice
Jeremiah is a US-based blogger who bought a Nexus One the day it came out and never looked back. In his spare time he watches Star Trek, cooks eggs, and completely fails to write novels.
  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/barronlroth Barron Roth

    I bought a Bluetooth Receiver that had NFC embedded for pairing purposes. I then mistakenly rewrote the NFC trigger with this application, and now every phone that taps it needs this app to have the NFC work. How can I undo what I did, or conversely rewrite the NFC tag to not require Trigger/NFC Task Launcher?

    • http://www.zadig.info Mario Gaucher

      you will have to contact the manufacturer of your bluetooth receiver to do this... or maybe find an other Receiver like yours and read the tag... and rewrite yours.
      There are some apps available on the Play store to backup tags and rewrite them.

    • André

      Download a tag reader app and go to the store and read the tag of another device. Then use a tag writer to recreate. Don't use this app for this

  • Ashley

    Can this be used to replace my NFC bus pass and NFC Car2Go card?

  • Karthik

    I got an NFC tag. I installed the trigger app and want to use the tag to shush the phone for an hour after detection of tag. I have installed shush.. How can I link shush with trigger?