MIFARE SDK is now TapLinx


We are happy to announce that the MIFARE SDK is relaunched under the brand name TapLinx. 

The product is available for free without paying any licensingtaplinx fee – open accessible for every developer on the globe. Moreover, we have created completely new APIs which guarantee simple usage. The release of TapLinx also includes new product support such as MIFARE DESFire EV2, MIFARE Ultralight Nano and many more.

The MIFARE SDK used to be the original development application for developers wanting to create their own NFC applications for Android smartphones. Now, NXP has upgraded from MIFARE SDK to TapLinx, which includes smoother and faster designing and creating of NFC applications. With TapLinx, NXP offers you a whole new experience as the One-Stop-Shop for mobile NFC development:

  • Fast and easy application development

First and foremost, the development of applications will be easier and quicker, as there are no complex low level commands in the TapLinx Javadoc. The open Java API from TapLinx will shorten the time from idea to market significantly.

  • Dedicated Developer Community

We offer you a maintained TapLinx Developer Community, with sample source codes, video tutorials and a living Java documentation. Within this developer community there will be a forum where you can ask questions about TapLinx, the development process or the migration from the MIFARE SDK to TapLinx.

  • Develop apps for MIFARE, ICODE and NTAG products

TapLinx integrates NXPs complete NFC product portfolio in its redesigned API, meaning a friendlier user experience and less time finding details in the Java documentation or other documents. Developers can experience our MIFARENTAG and ICODE products with ease as TapLinx supports all three of these product families, including over twenty product variations.


  • Getting NFC products easily

The One-Stop-Shop also includes distribution partners to get NFC products from NXP easily. Does not matter if developers want to discover the products with samples or even to get ICs for a whole project, everything is available at one source (www.mifare.net). In detail, NFC 21 (nfc-tag-shop.de) as well as AdvanIDe provide support for all developer projects.

  • Full support

TapLinx will be a One-Stop-Shop for creating Android apps – this means you can find useful tips and tricks in our tutorial blogs/videos, purchase NFC tags via our Partners or get support through the Developer Community.

If you have any questions about TapLinx please contact us at taplinx@nxp.com.

Join our webinar on October 5 to discover TapLinx.

Register your place now:

9:00–10:00 am CEST: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4206602122537736708

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