I had a fun idea that would add a little flair to a project I'm working on. I do instrument development for a climate research group and I'm building a networked array of instruments (using Netduino!) that communicate with various wireless protocols (WiFi, cellular networks, etc). That's easy enough, but what I want to do is write an android app to allow our field engineers to be able to use NFC communication to receive real-time data from the instruments to their phones and tablets. Previously I was just using QR codes to let the engineers connect to the webserver and automatically navigate to the relevant instrument's page, but in the case of a network failure I want the instruments to still be serviceable.
I like the idea of NFC, but I can't output data over an NFC tag without an NFC programmer of some sort. I found this:
I'm wondering if anyone has enough information on NFC to tell me if I can use Netduino to interface with this to produce a constant stream of NFC data that I can recover with a smartphone.
Or would Bluetooth be better?