Likely there is "pilot error" here as I'm new to Android Studio. I downloaded Android Studio and the NXP NTAG application and couldn't get it to run. I got as far as this:
FAILURE: Build failed with an exception.
* What went wrong:
Execution failed for task ':transformDexWithInstantRunDependenciesApkForDebug'.
> com.android.build.api.transform.TransformException: com.android.ide.common.process.ProcessException: Failed to execute aapt
Likely the next step if for someone to ask me to do something to expose the true nature of the problem.