Provide low-level NFC API for NDEF formatting and (un)locking tags
Currently Windows Phone 8 supports only NDEF formatted NFC tags. It's not possible to NDEF format blank tags, lock or unlock existing tags.
I bought once pack of NFC tags on eBay, but they were not NDEF formatted, so I had to find a way how to format them. I found on Twitter a guy with NFC equipped Android phone and he formatted these tags for me. Windows Phones should be able to do this as well.
Stefan Heesch commented
Add Support vor Felica also.
Jeff Bowden commented
If only UID access would be made available that would be an important improvement. Tag specific 'low level' commands would be VERY useful to so many as well. I urge Microsoft to consider the wide variety of applications on competing platforms that allow for this.
Low level access to NFC radio would enable us to create various very useful applications, please :)
Dirk Saris commented
I need to be able to read Mifare (ultralight) cards, and send the low level info that is on a card too so I can write apps to add functionality to existing applications based on Mifare.
I really want this for our University Card program. If I could "add" the NDEF record to an existing MiFare tag, I would be very happy
Yes,This is important, We need read MiFare card，but is defeated.
Cristóvão Morgado commented
Add this to WinRT API too!