Don’t throw away your old Touchatag tags

Do you have tons of old Touchatag (or even tikitag) tags lying around? Are you worried that they are now useless now that the Touchatag community site is closed. Don’t despair though. You already can use them with the standalone IOTOPE:node.
But not only that, we have an agreement with the owners of the now closed community site that the URL that is burned on the tag now redirects to the IOTOPE:server. 

What does this mean? If you touch the old tags with an NFC enabled phone you will be redirected to the IOTOPE server. Once the server is fully operational you can do some nifty things. We will support the classic URL redirect and social business cards but an Android app is also in the works. The app in combination with the server opens up a lot of possibilities. We already have a few ideas, but if you have an idea, why leave your toughs on the Google groups.

But we will have to disappoint on the timeline though. All our resources are now going into our first deployment in the field. They will come free after November 19th though and the Android app for the event will be reused for IOTOPE community. So by the end of the year will should have something up and running.

So for now, keep you tags nearby and why not install IOTOPE:node and play with them on your computer.


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8 responses to “Don’t throw away your old Touchatag tags”

  1. Alexandre Beaunom says :

    This is really good news, thank you for the effort.
    Please think about supplying tools like the skype call app that Touchatag supplied with the possibility to make directly a video call.

    Kind regards

  2. Paul M says :

    I just got an NFC phone so I dug out an old tikitag to see what would happen, and arrived at the site.
    I’m looking forward to making my tags useful again!

  3. halva says :

    Any updates on this? Thanks!

  4. Paul M says :

    is there anything we can do to help?

    If nothing’s going to be happening for a while, I was considering tweaking my caching name server to cause iotope requests to hit a local proxy, which then intercepts the url that the tag triggers, and then write my own code to deal with the tags.

  5. Brian says :

    Is there any way to still buy the touchatags? I have two touchatag readers and no tags …

    • Alex Van Boxel says :

      I have bunch of them, so if you really need them we could arrange something. What are you planning to do with them because the reader also reads standard NFC tags (empty)

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