So, I’m a bit late to the party since NFC support was merged into
master branch last December: if everybody already knows about this, sorry for the post
Anyway, long story short:
termuxis a nice terminal emulator for Android. Think
zsh, if you’re so inclined) on your phone. Clone it here or get it from
termuxaddons allowing scriptable, terminal access to Android’s api. Clone it here or get it from
I’ve been loving the project since forever: it allows me to compile
go on my phone, do things the unix way (especially useful for file system scraping and networking) and to script repetive tasks using bash scripts, which - to my unix brain - are easier, quicker and more powerful than visual scripting alternatives, like Tasker and similia.
One thing that I deeply missed till now was access to the NFC api, but - as you can guess from the title - it finally arrived and this obviously opens up cyborg friendly possibilities.
First thing I did was a 1 tap script to launch and authenticate into my password manager (which is pass, btw). I’m now playing a bit with the gpg applet on my flex-one.
Obviously all you can do in
termux you could do by writing a native Android app; and I will possibly “go native” with some of my own scripts. But personally I really enjoy the spontaneous flow you get from a scriptable shell: you can put together something useful just when you need it, in a few minutes, even without accessing a real computer (I know I could compile native Android apps from Android, but it’s too painful to be more than a party trick ).
I hope this is going to make somebody as happy as I was when I checked the changelog of