QR-Codes – some more ideas

I’ve been surprised by the response to my previous post on QR-codes – the 2-d barcodes that can be read by mobile phones.

I’m still skeptical, but Roger, the editor of http://2d-code.co.uk/ wrote to point me at the impressive Japanese experience with QR-codes – apparently 51% of Japanese mobile phone users use the barcode function.

Looking through his site, I liked the idea of linking the QR-code to a mobile facebook page and was inspired by this Harrods ad to create a QR-code for a Twitter sign-up SMS. Here are examples of each:

Another option is that QR-codes may be used for the VCF files used to exchange addresses between phones.  This article suggests linking to one of these files on a website – but I’m not entirely clear why you wouldn’t just put the whole address file into the QR-code as follows?

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6 Responses to QR-Codes – some more ideas

  1. David CT says:

    Funny you should be looking at these right now. Japanese people can even put them on their gravestone.


  2. Martin says:

    While I remember, there’s a nifty Javascript QR code decoder at http://www.hafenscher.net/qrcode/qrcode.jar

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  4. Ian Foster says:

    http://www.qrme.co.uk launched over two months ago and as well as having news and videos based around QR codes the site also creates both a URL and SMS QR Code for you using data from your user profile. A member forum has also been set up for members to exchange ideas. There are instructions on the site on how to set up a free mobile website to link to your QR Code and the service is free.

  5. Tom says:

    I been using http://www.beqrious.com for some time I like it 🙂

  6. Andy Lynn says:

    There is no doubt that QR code usage is growing! You can even incorporate your logo and pictures into the QR Code which is really cool. Check out how we are using QR Codes http://www.prontomm.com. Andy Lynn

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