Android Q introduces Wi-Fi sharing with QR codes

Android Q - Password Mobile Phone

Now friends can share their Wi-Fi network password even easier with quick response codes. Android Q is the next version of Google’s mobile operating system and Pixel users recently got to try its beta version, which has a number of new features. One of these features is the option to send friends a QR code instead of a password to engage in Wi-Fi sharing. The new system has been equipped with features to enhance privacy and security. Android Q has been designed with several new features to improve user experience.…

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Steely Eye Digital Media shows 23% of London advertisements not mobile optimized

QR Code Scanning

QR Code scanning stats in London QR codes are becoming a common sight throughout the London transportation system. The codes often accompany large advertisements. The codes adorn billboards as well as posters found in the subway network and have been relatively successful among tech-savvy consumers. It has been difficult for marketers to encourage consumers to scan QR codes with their mobile devices lately. While there seems to be no shortage of smart phones capable of scanning the codes, consumers have shown little to no interest in using them. In London,…

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Lufthansa adopts QR codes as the insignia for its fleet of planes

QR Code Campaign Lufthansa

QR codes are making travel a little easier QR codes have become a staple in mobile marketing around the world. They first grew in popularity in Japan, the land of their birth, but quickly spread to other countries where they were used in marketing campaigns designed to engage tech-savvy consumers. Though the codes have been used in numerous industries, the travel industry has had the most difficult time in incorporating the mobile technology. This difficulty is most apparent in the efforts of airlines. These companies have attempted to make QR codes…

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Report shows 1 in 6 Canadian smartphone users scanned a QR code in December 2011

Tim Hortons Canada Day Mobile App

According to the recent comScore report called “2012 Mobile Future in Focus”, 53 percent of the smartphone owners in Canada have used their mobile device to complete in-store retail related activities. Among the most popular media trends involved QR codes, which have been rapidly taking off as near field communication (NFC) continues to drag its feet to get started and may still be a number of years from becoming mainstream. The report showed that among Canadian smartphone owners, 16 percent used their devices to scan a QR code during the…

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Well.ca launches Canada’s first QR code pop-up store in Toronto

Virtual Store

Well.ca, an online retailer based in Canada, is set to bring virtual pop-up stores to North America this month. The company has announced that Canada will be home to North America’s first pop-up store, which will feature a wide line of products, each associated with their own QR code. The store will be located in downtown Toronto and will be open through the end of April. Consumers will be able to find a wide range of products at the store from brands like Tide, Crest and Head and Shoulders. Pop-up…

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Norton Labs launches new QR code scanner that can protect from malicious content

QR Code Scanner

QR codes have not only become popular amongst businesses, they have also become a very useful tool for hackers. The codes have piqued the interest of smart phone users in the U.S. for the last four years, becoming more popular with each successive year. Hackers have seen this rise in popularity as a great opportunity to get their hands on people’s sensitive information. Recently, QR codes linked to malicious content, such as malware, have been becoming more common. Acclaimed security company Norton has released a new QR code scanning application…

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Shoot Systems announced QR code functionality for its photo marketing services

Mobile Marketing

Shoot Systems, a photo marketing agency based in the United Kingdom, has announced that its services will offer QR code functionality. The company has taken an interest in QR codes for their ability to connect with consumers. This interest was sparked by seeing the sheer number of people in the UK with smart phones and other mobile devices. Shoot Systems believes that nearly any marketing campaign can be enhanced to be more effective through the use of QR codes. Mobile marketing is nothing new, but the concept has been growing…

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Crow Wing County implements QR codes to get feedback from residents

Crow Wing County in Minnesota

QR codes have made their way to Crow Wing County in Minnesota, where they are being used on local hiking trails. The codes are being used by county officials who are looking for feedback from hikers as well as others throughout the area. County officials believe that many residents will find the codes useful as a large portion of them own smart phones and other mobile devices. Thus far, county administrator Tim Houle claims that the feedback regarding the codes has been positive. The codes can be found at various…

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Jetshop launches new pop-up store in Stockholm, Sweden

QR Code Mall

Jetshop, an e-commerce system development company, has launched a new QR coded store in Stockholm, Sweden. The concept of QR code stores, or pop-up stores as they are often called, is becoming quite popular. These stores have no physical merchandise; rather products are features as pictures. Each of these products have their own QR code, which allows consumers to make purchases using their smart phones or other mobile devices. Jetshop hopes that the new store will catch the attention of tech-savvy consumers. The store is located in the Stockholm Central…

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QRDevices launches new service to help pet owners find their missing animals

QR Code Pet Tag

QRDevices, a company specializing in QR code related services, has announced a new service that will let pet owners track down their missing pets with the help of social media. Dubbed QRPetLink, the service will allow pet owners to create their own QR codes and engrave these codes on collars or tags. The codes are linked to a Facebook group that is exclusive to people using the QRDevices service. Through this group, pet owners will be able to enlist the help of other pet owners in tracking down lost animals.…

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Constant Contact launches new marketing service that uses QR codes to help businesses connect with consumers

QR Code Service

Constant Contact, an online marketing firm, has announced a new tool to help businesses and non-profit groups to connect with consumers. The company’s new tool, called Scan-to-Join, will allow businesses to create their own QR codes and attach them to sign-up forms. Using these forms, consumers can sign up for newsletters and other kinds of mailing lists that offer some kind of information. QR codes have been used in this way before by other companies to varying degrees of success. By using QR codes, Constant Contact believes that businesses will…

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