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WhatsApp QR codes, NFC and links added in new update

WhatsApp QR codes, NFC and links added in new update

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); The long awaited quick response codes and other methods of group invite have now launched. The most recent update of the beta version of the popular mobile messaging app has included new WhatsApp QR codes, links and NFC contactless features. A quick forward media sharing button was also added to the newest version. The link sharing option not only lets users send a link invite out, but also revoke it. The ability to revoke … Read entire article »

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QR code labels help two Dutch coffee shops share cannabis product lab results

QR code labels help two Dutch coffee shops share cannabis product lab results

The quick response codes have been applied on each of the relevant products sold in the shops. Two coffee shops in the Netherlands are using QR code labels to provide their customers with important information. These shops sell cannabis, a practice that is perfectly legal in the country. That said, consumers have found it challenging to obtain quality and accurate information about these products. The two coffee shops are now making it easy for those shoppers … Read entire article »

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Nigerian MasterPass QR code launches for mobile payments

Nigerian MasterPass QR code launches for mobile payments

This digital payment service can be used by scanning quick response codes for authentication. The MasterPass QR code has launched in Nigeria, making it one of MasterCard’s latest additions to the mobile payments market. This option supports person-to-merchant payment transactions. The goal is to make it possible for millions of medium, small and even micro enterprises to accept digital payments. The MasterCard mobile payments QR codes arrived through a partnership with Ecobank Group. Together the bank and the … Read entire article »

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QR code grave stones keep a person’s story alive

QR code grave stones keep a person’s story alive

A cemetery in Bad Oyenhausen, Germany is installing quick response codes to preserve history. The administrator for a cemetery in Bad Oyenhausen, a riverside spa town in northwest Germany, is installing QR code grave stones. The purpose of the quick response codes is to help preserve the stories of the deceased. These smartphone friendly barcodes will provide visitors with more information about those buried in the cemetery. The process of bringing the QR code grave stones to the … Read entire article »

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Will a giant QR code help to save the environment?

Will a giant QR code help to save the environment?

A Taiwanese artist has used a tech friendly mangrove project to combat climate change. Tuvalu, a tiny country in the South Pacific made of nine islets, now features a giant QR code art project. This quick response code is meant to act as a means to draw attention to the battle against climate change. The barcode was made by Vincent J.F. Huang, an artist from Taiwan. The QR code is made out of 3,000 mangrove trees that … Read entire article »

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QR code plaques let footpath users report damage

QR code plaques let footpath users report damage

The barcodes have been posted in Wales so smartphone users can report damaged structures. Footpaths near Llanidloes and Machynlleth in Wales can now scan QR code plaques to help keep their area well maintained. The quick response codes let the footpath users report damage to various structures. This can include things such as footbridges and other structures that can experience wear over time. This new initiative has brought a tremendous 1,267 different plaques fitted with QR codes … Read entire article »

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Cool QR codes make for cashless carwashes

Cool QR codes make for cashless carwashes

A Canadian company providing self-serve wash bays has used quick response codes as an alternative to tokens. A new system of cool QR codes makes it possible for drivers to wash their cars without the need for exact change. At Valet Car Wash in Cambridge, Canada, customers previously needed to use change to buy tokens. While they can still use cash to use the self-service carwash, they now have the choice to use smartphones, too. The … Read entire article »

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Beijing QR codes are appearing everywhere

Beijing QR codes are appearing everywhere

The city is placing stickers with quick response codes all over the place to keep the city connected. In an attempt to become a smarter city, Beijing QR codes are being placed in virtually everything. The international community understands the purpose of some of these quick response codes, but others are a mystery. While those on bus stops provide handy information about schedule times and delays, others seem quite random. For instance the QR codes placed on … Read entire article »

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Branded QR codes added to GOQR generator tool

Branded QR codes added to GOQR generator tool

The quick response codes are in black and white as well as in color and allow for logo and image incorporation. Branded QR codes are becoming more readily available. They may become the key to overcoming one of the main criticisms of quick response codes: ugliness. Traditionally, they are exclusively black and white pixilated squares. GOQR generator has become the latest QR code creator to incorporate images and logos. The GOQR generator has joined a number of other … Read entire article »

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