Build Siri Shortcut Automations for NFC Chips

My NFC chips arrived in the mail today. I bought these ones from Amazon (I don’t know if there’s a “best” chip):

I figured I use the afternoon to figure out how to hook them into Siri Shortcuts to see if I could make anything useful. I was able to easily use them to log food in my food tracking app LoseIt!.

I also used the “webhook” approach to have it ping the API and speak out a joke.

You watch watch a quick 2-minute runthrough here:

Or the full hour of me stumbling through learning this stuff here:


You’ll need an iPhone Xs or later for this to work. I tried this on my wife’s iPhone X, and there is no “NFC” option.

Also, NFC unfortunately does not work on Apple Watch.