Laundry service in China to introduce QR code bet sheets to hotel patrons

QR code bed sheets - white bed sheets

Hotel guests in Wuhan will soon be able to track the cleanliness of their linens. QR code bed sheets may help hotel guests feel more at ease with hotel cleanliness. At least, this is the goal of a laundry service in China, which plans to embed towels, sheets, quilts and other hotel linens with a thin, heat- and water-resistant chip. Customers who scan this chip with their smartphone can track the cleanliness of the linens in their assigned room. China is notoriously known for engaging in questionable cleaning practices in…

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Geolocation delivery promoted by McDonald’s to encourage mobile app use

Geolocation delivery - McDonald's Restaurant Sign

McDonald’s Sweden introduces a mobile marketing campaign involving QR codes. In order to encourage mobile use among its customers, McDonald’s Sweden launched a geolocation delivery marketing campaign. The campaign saw the fast food company give out free limited-edition picnic blankets that featured a QR (quick response) code. The code let people place food delivery orders from their phone. Consumers had their food delivered to the blanket’s location. More specifically, the way it works is users in Sweden who have the blanket can use the McDonald’s mobile app to place an…

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More Californian cities to jump on the facial recognition tech ban train

Facial recognition tech ban - magnifying glass - people

Oakland and Berkeley could be the next cities in the state to ban facial recognition. Last month, QR Code Press reported that San Francisco became the first major US city to pass a facial recognition tech ban. Now, other Californian cities – Oakland and Berkley – are also considering bans on the use of this technology. If approved by the cities’ public safety committees, the ban would be brought before each city’s council on July 9. Both Oakland and Berkley intend to take up the facial recognition tech ban issues…

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Top restaurant in Chicago to embrace WeChat Pay

WeChat Pay - Restaurant

Steak 48 will be adding mobile wallet payments to its payment options. To accommodate the number of Chinese tourists visiting its restaurant, Steak 48, one of Chicago’s top restaurant brands, plans to accept WeChat Pay starting July 1st. All Prime Steak Concepts brands will support the payment platform. WeChat Pay is one of the largest mobile messaging and payment platforms in the Chinese sector and the world. With millions of tourists and business travelers coming from China to shop at stores and enjoy a meal at restaurants in North America,…

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Bank Indonesia officially launches national QR code payments standard

National QR Code Payments Standard Launched in Indonesia

The Quick Response Indonesia Standard (QRIS) code system has been released. Bank Indonesia (BI) has finally launched its national QR code payments standard, the QRIS code system. The goal of this system is to universalize cashless payment in the country. The system allows for a consumer to transfer funds from one payment system to any other within the BI ecosystem. As QR Code press reported back in April, Bank Indonesia, Indonesia’s central bank, had been working on conducting a trial to establish national QR code payments standards for the country’s…

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