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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Singapore Life QR codes allow customers to pay premiums and renew policies instantly

Singapore Life QR codes - Scanning QR code with phone

Singapore Life has partnered with DBS to launch a first-of-its kind QR code in Singapore. Singapore Life QR codes are Singapore’s first-in market dynamically embedded quick response codes that enable customers of the city-state’s leading fintech company and life insurer to pay their premiums as well as have their policies issued or renewed immediately. More than just a simple QR code. The Singapore Life QR codes are a remittance gateway. The company’s native technology team developed an Inward Credit Confirmation (ICC) Application Programming Interface (API) implemented with the PayNowQR code.…

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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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Japan continues to turn to QR code mobile payments to encourage cashless transactions

QR Code mobile payments - Square cashless payments system

QR code payments greeted baseball fans in Japan at Eagles stadium in the spring. QR code mobile payments are increasing in Japan as the country seeks to find new ways to encourage more cashless transactions. When Japan’s baseball season started in the spring, fans of the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles were surprised to find food, beverage and merchandise stalls were cash-free. This was done in an effort to promote QR (quick response) code digital payments. What began as a marketing ploy by the baseball team’s owner evolved into something more…

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Indonesia’s Immigration Office wants to impose QR code surveillance on foreigners

QR code surveillance - Passport

The country’s Immigration Office is reportedly developing a monitoring system for foreigners. Anyone thinking of travelling to Indonesia may one day soon find themselves subject to a QR code surveillance system. According to the institution’s Immigration Director Ronny Franky Sompie, the Indonesia’s Immigration Office is developing a monitoring system that uses a quick response (QR) codeto track foreigners who come into the country. The 2D square barcode will be added to passports or visas. “We are developing a QR code technology to be placed on the passports or visas of…

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