flutter_nfc_reader 0.0.23

Flutter NFC Reader #

A new flutter plugin to help developers looking to use internal hardware inside iOS or Android devices for reading NFC tags.

The system activate a pooling reading session that stops automatically once a tag has been recognised. You can also trigger the stop event manually using a dedicated function.

Installation #

Add to pubspec.yaml:

      url: git://github.com/matteocrippa/flutter-nfc-reader.git
      ref: master

and then run the shell

flutter packages get

last step import to the project:

import 'package:flutter_nfc_reader/flutter_nfc_reader.dart';

How to use #

Android setup #

Add those two lines to your AndroidManifest.xml on the top

<uses-permission android:name="android.permission.NFC" />
        android:required="true" />

iOS Setup #

Atm only Swift based Flutter project are supported.

  • Enable Capabilities / Near Field Communication Tag Reading.
  • Info.plist file, add Privacy - NFC Scan Usage Description with string value NFC Tag.

Read NFC #

This function will return a promise when a read occurs, till that very moment the reading session is open. The promise will return a NfcData model, this model contains:

  • id > id of the tag
  • content > content of the tag
  • error > if any error occurs
Future<void> startNFC() async {
    NfcData response;

    setState(() {
      _nfcData = NfcData();
      _nfcData.status = NFCStatus.reading;

    print('NFC: Scan started');

    try {
      print('NFC: Scan readed NFC tag');
      response = await FlutterNfcReader.read;
    } on PlatformException {
      print('NFC: Scan stopped exception');
    setState(() {
      _nfcData = response;

Stop NFC #

Future<void> stopNFC() async {
    NfcData response;

    try {
      print('NFC: Stop scan by user');
      response = await FlutterNfcReader.stop;
    } on PlatformException {
      print('NFC: Stop scan exception');
      response = NfcData(
        id: '',
        content: '',
        error: 'NFC scan stop exception',
        statusMapper: '',
      response.status = NFCStatus.error;

    setState(() {
      _nfcData = response;

For better details look at the demo app.

Getting Started #

For help getting started with Flutter, view our online documentation.

For help on editing plugin code, view the documentation.

Changelog #

0.0.23 #

  • Improved Android support.

0.0.14 #

  • Stable iOS version.
  • Fix issue with importing with Cocoapods.

0.0.5 #

  • iOS fix support for static modules.

0.0.4 #

  • iOS add extra details on readme for usage.

0.0.3 #

  • Flutter required min version is now 0.5.5 as latest stable.

0.0.2 #

  • Name refactoring for functions, more descriptive and synteic.
  • On read event force stopping the pooling in background to optimize usage.

0.0.1 #

  • First release, android untested.


flutter_nfc_reader_example #

Demonstrates how to use the flutter_nfc_reader plugin.

Getting Started #

For help getting started with Flutter, view our online documentation.

Use this package as a library

1. Depend on it

Add this to your package's pubspec.yaml file:

  flutter_nfc_reader: ^0.0.23

2. Install it

You can install packages from the command line:

with Flutter:

$ flutter pub get

Alternatively, your editor might support flutter pub get. Check the docs for your editor to learn more.

3. Import it

Now in your Dart code, you can use:

import 'package:flutter_nfc_reader/flutter_nfc_reader.dart';
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We analyzed this package on Aug 22, 2019, and provided a score, details, and suggestions below. Analysis was completed with status completed using:

  • Dart: 2.4.0
  • pana: 0.12.19
  • Flutter: 1.7.8+hotfix.4


Detected platforms: Flutter

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Package Constraint Resolved Available
Direct dependencies
Dart SDK >=1.19.0 <3.0.0
flutter 0.0.0
Transitive dependencies
collection 1.14.11 1.14.12
meta 1.1.6 1.1.7
sky_engine 0.0.99
typed_data 1.1.6
vector_math 2.0.8