Keith  Phox

Keith Phox

Scholar Title

MIT EECS Undergraduate Research and Innovation Scholar

Research Title

Developing NFC/RFID Capabilities for MIT App Inventor




Harold Abelson


MIT App Inventor is a Google Application that allows people, even those with little to no programming experience, to create powerful Android Applications. App Inventor allows users to intuitively give their applications functionality by connecting puzzle-pieceshaped blocks to build the code that defines their program. My role will be to add Near Field Communication (NFC) / Radio-Frequency Identification (RFID) capabilities to the App Inventor Software. NFC chips, which are built into most newer android devices, allow these devices to exchange information simply by touching them together. My key focus will be determining which features should be ported into the system, integrating and testing these features, and developing applications and educational materials to introduce this technology to App Inventor developers.


I worked with the Mobile Experience Lab developing an Android interface for the Sustainable Connected Home Project. Designed software used for integrated circuit and printed circuit board evaluation for the Department of Defense.

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