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React Native

Integration time — 9 minutes.



iOS 13+ (CoreNFC is required), Xcode 12.5.1+ SDK can be imported to a project with target version iOS 11, but it will be able to work only from iOS 13.


Android with minimal SDK version of 21 and a device with NFC support.


npm install tangem-sdk-react-native-new

Android Notes

Add the following intent filters and metadata tag to your app AndroidManifest.xml
<action android:name="android.nfc.action.NDEF_DISCOVERED"/>
<category android:name="android.intent.category.DEFAULT"/>
<action android:name="android.nfc.action.TECH_DISCOVERED"/>
<meta-data android:name="android.nfc.action.TECH_DISCOVERED" android:resource="@xml/nfc_tech_filter" />
Create the file android/src/main/res/xml/nfc_tech_filter.xml and add the following content:
Example AndroidManifest.xml

iOS Notes

  1. 1.
    Add Swift Header Search Path to your app by following this steps:
    • Open ios/YourAppName.xcodeproj in Xcode
    • Right-click on Your App Name in the Project Navigator on the left, and click New File…
    • Create a single empty Swift file to the project (make sure that Your App Name target is selected when adding)
    • When Xcode asks, press Create Bridging Header and do not remove Swift file then.
  2. 2.
    As React Native trying to link against an older Swift runtime while targeting a newer version of the OS. We need to remove swift linking from our project to be able to compile the SDK. apply below changes on your IOS project file (project.pbxproj)
    - "\"$(TOOLCHAIN_DIR)/usr/lib/swift-5.0/$(PLATFORM_NAME)\"",
  3. 3.
    Configure your app to detect NFC tags. Turn on Near Field Communication Tag Reading under the Capabilities tab for the project’s target (see Add a capability to a target).
  4. 4.
    Add the NFCReaderUsageDescription key as a string item to the Info.plist file. For the value, enter a string that describes the reason the app needs access to the device’s NFC reader:
    <string>Some reason</string>
  5. 5.
    In the Info.plist file, add the list of the application identifiers supported in your app to the ISO7816 Select Identifiers (AIDs) information property list key. The AIDs of Tangem cards are: A000000812010208 and D2760000850101.
  6. 6.
    To prevent customers from installing apps on a device that does not support the NFC capability, add the following to the Info.plist code (Optional):

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