May 16, 2016 at 3:29 pm #55486
Hi I am looking for a iPad RFID reader to the fitnesscenter member system I have build. Today I have connection to door control system as Bewator that uses RFID tags to let members in, but I wants to integrate a RFID reader into my iPad checkin app. This will make a more complete product for my customers. Is it any
– limitation of which RFID tags that your product
– does it support iPad 2 mini
– what do I need to start development?
– what reader should I order?May 16, 2016 at 3:55 pm #55488
Are you looking for anything specific?
We have 2 type of NFC readers:
– Audio Jack connectivity
– Bluetooth Low Energy
All our readers are compatible with iPAD Mini 2.
My recommendation will be to use the FloBLE Plus: https://flomio.com/shop/readers/floble-plus-nfc-reader-for-mobile/
All you need to start is select the reader that fits your needs. Purchase the item, and download the SDK. Also, make sure you order the right SDK. The Flomio SDK is available in two (2) versions: Basic and Pro. The Basic version (included) checks online for valid usage license on every scan. The Pro version (upgrade here) works completely offline for unlimited use. A special SDK library will be provided so Pro customers can create their apps for offline use.May 17, 2016 at 7:53 am #55491
RE: RFID tag limitations. Our line of NFC readers are compatible with the 13.56MHz ISO14443A/B and ISO15693 protocols, broken down like so:
FloJack BZR – ISO14443A/B
FloJack MSR – ISO14443A/B
FloBLE EMV – ISO14443A/B
FloBLE Plus – ISO14443A/B
FloBLE Mini – ISO14443A/B, ISO15693
Like Daniel mentioned, we recommend the FloBLE Plus with Flomio SDK for your application.
RichardMay 31, 2016 at 9:50 am #55587
I have now got the FloBLE Plus reader and updated the app. But I can read tags only cards like you have on hotel.
I can read the tags with a RFID reader.June 1, 2016 at 2:13 am #55593
Awesome, thanks for the feedback.June 1, 2016 at 2:25 am #55598
I sorry but the “can’t” have been removed when I typing on my phone, not the first time. I think the product is great but…
I am having problem reading tags. I can only read hotel cards not tags that have the correct ISO standard. I am using SDK 1.9 Pro.
I read something in the forum about some problem with this version.
Can I download some product from Flomio so I can test the FloBLE Plus on my PC or iPad.June 1, 2016 at 4:16 pm #55601
sure, send your Apple ID to info at flomio dot com and we’ll add you to our TestFlight account. This will allow you to install our standard Test Application for you to examine against your tags. It’s important that you specify which tags you are using since the Flomio SDK does not currently support all tag types.July 7, 2016 at 5:36 am #55919
I have some problem implemented the simple code, that is included in the SDK 1.9 Pro Readme.md
When the code run [sharedManager updateReaderSettings]; a background sound is starting in the iPad. If I don’t run this code, no other sound is played either.
The ACR1255U-J1 also stops listning, no blue light is flashing after 1 min of no nfc reading. It powering down.July 7, 2016 at 8:08 am #55922
Hi Magnus, I sent you via email our most recent Flomio SDK 2.0 that corrects several issues and may address yours. Please re-download it and check if that’s the case. Post here if you still have issues.
RichardJuly 8, 2016 at 12:15 pm #55948
Thanks for the new SDK it works better, but I have still a problem with that the acr1255u-j1 is going idle after about 60 sec. Is it a settings that makes it not go idle because this NFC reader is going to be placed in a kiosk that will be idle for hours.July 8, 2016 at 4:52 pm #55951
We are going to address this issue now. The SDK currently doesn’t support setting the timeout programmatically. We will add several modes of operation to manage power and allow for long timeouts for cases in which the reader is connected to a power source.
In the case of FloBLE devices (acr1255u-j1) the API would be
1) connect to BLE and stay connected with NFC field off
2) connect to BLE and stay connected with NFC field on
3) disconnect after tag detect and reconnect when needed only.
Each of these three options has different power draws so will allow you flexibility to maximize use of battery life (option 3) vs. operating in a plugged in powered manner (option 2).
ScottJuly 9, 2016 at 2:49 am #55956
Is it possible to have a timer event in the code that sends a keep alive request to the reader every 30 sec, request battery status or something else, which will make the reader stay online?
How can I do that?July 9, 2016 at 3:38 am #55957
I getting a lot of warnings with the SDK 2.0. Do I missing any settings?
while processing /Users/…/FlomioSDKv2.0_Pro/iOS/libSDKClassesPro.a(FTaR530.o):
warning: /Users/liupb/Library/Developer/Xcode/DerivedData/Untitled-fsrkkyhoeehrujgydulwxmbbvpzh/Build/Intermediates/PrecompiledHeaders/FTaR530-Prefix-aslymqmslqfgtlfwaoafmnzserms/FTaR530-Prefix.pch.pch: No such file or directory
while processing /Users/…./FlomioSDKv2.0_Pro/iOS/libSDKClassesPro.a(FTBLEManager.o):
warning: /Users/pro/Library/Developer/Xcode/DerivedData/ModuleCache/2MG7ACRW4QW8/Foundation-O0XE26ET0BJB.pcm: No such file or directoryJuly 12, 2016 at 11:07 am #55988
Hi Magnus, we are in the process of rectifying the sleep timer issue so please bare with us on that. We estimate having a new version of the SDK out by the end of the week with that fix.
RE: compiler warnings. This is less than ideal but at the speed we’re operating considered low priority right now. We are aware of needing to publish higher quality software and will be addressing new processes internally to achieve that.
thanks for the feedback,
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