QR codes make paying for parking more convenient

QR codes - Parking payment

Quick response codes have been rolled out as a part of the popular HotSpot app. QR codes have been deployed in a spectrum of different ways over the last few years, and among the most successful have been paid parking apps such as HotSpot. Many cities have been adopting the applications for their own paid parking recently, including the Canadian city of Saint John. The city has announced the new use of the quick response barcode payment option. The reason that cities such as Saint John have been moving toward…

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QR codes to be applied to Canadian war graves in Wales

QR Codes used on gravestones

The Welsh graveyard is using technology to help visitors to understand the presence of these markers. A cemetery in Wales behind St. Margaret’s Church in Bodelwyddan will now be adding QR codes to the Canadian war graves on that site in order to help visitors to understand why they are there. Many people don’t know the history behind those buried under the markers. Therefore, instead of setting up the cemetery with the traditional information plaques and other stands, the HistoryPoints project chose to use QR codes as a method of…

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QR code cut into massive corn field

QR code cornfield

A farmer family in Alberta, Canada, have created an enormous barcode maze. A corn farming family located south of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, has created a QR code out of their fields by cutting it into the barcode in order to create their annual. The Kraay family designs a new corn field maze every year. This year, their farm, which can be found in Lacombe County, not only features a maze in the corn, but it also may very well be the largest QR code in the world. They chose a…

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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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Quick Response codes help the United Way appeal to a younger generation of volunteers

QR Code

The mobile advertising industry has adopted quick response (QR) codes very quickly and has been adapting them for a very wide range of use, allowing them to provide information to consumers in many different forms, from links to mobile sites to videos, purchases, or charitable donations. Calgary-based Tag Advertising is an agency that has been implementing QR codes in an innovative new way, most recently through its Calgary-area United Way campaign. Todd Sloane, the principal of the company, as well as his staff, are quite familiar with the stories of…

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