French city launches Android-compatible NFC ticketing service

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In Strasbourg, all Android phones enabled with near field communication technology can use the service. Android smartphone owners with near field communication in their devices can use a new NFC ticketing service in Strasbourg to purchase, store and validate digital tickets and passes. The service can be used across the French city for monthly or annual bus passes and other transportation. The NFC ticketing service works for riders of buses, trams, and other forms of public transportation in Strasbourg, France, including regional rail services. The system was implemented by the…

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Christchurch Brick Show uses LEGO QR code for COVID-19 check-in

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A couple that loves creating with the blocks formed the working model for the show’s sign-in. People in Christchurch, New Zealand lined up for blocks (so to speak), in order to be able to scan a LEGO QR code that acted as a COVID Tracer to enter the annual Christchurch Brick Show. The barcode check-ins are required as a part of the country’s COVID-19 tracing efforts. To make the barcode more fun and appropriate for the show’s experience, a married couple – first-year exhibitors – decided to create a working…

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Moscow’s vaccination QR code program cancelled shortly after launch

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The program intended to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in bars, cafes and restaurants. Residents of Moscow will no longer need to use the vaccination QR code that was issued in several forms including a barcode temporary tattoo. The quick response codes had been used to demonstrate a patron’s low risk of spreading the coronavirus. The vaccination QR code was issued to Muscovites when they provided proof of having received the COVID-19 vaccine, having immunity after having had and recovered from the disease, or after providing a recent negative test…

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QR code tattoos provide access for Russian food delivery service

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Delivery Club has started offering temporary wearable barcodes to Moscow residents. A Russian food delivery service called Delivery Club has started providing temporary QR code tattoos to Moscow residents. The barcodes are required for patrons to be able to gain entry into the company’s bars and restaurants. The goal of the strategy is to encourage more Moscow residents to get their COVID-19 vaccinations. At the same time that the QR code tattoos encourage people to get vaccinated, they are also meant to help support the restaurant and bar sector, which…

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Informational QR codes educate Pollinator Garden visitors

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The West Orange Open Space & Environmental Commissions have launched the quick response codes. QR codes have been added as a new feature to the Pollinator Garden located in West Orange, New Jersey. The quick response barcodes were included as a resource to help visitors to inform themselves about the many components of the garden. The barcodes are meant to be used as educational tools for visitors who would like to learn more. The QR codes will be officially launched on July 17 at The Rock, which is located at…

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