QR codes can be used to call a U.K. cab

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A new service has now been launched in Kent to allow consumers to hail a cab with their smartphones. The oldest and largest taxi company in Kent, England, Streamline LTD, has just launched a new service called Scan, Click & Go, which allows consumers to use QR codes and their smartphones to be able to call a cab when they need one. This service using mobile barcodes is the first of its kind in the United Kingdom. It is designed to allow an easy scan of QR codes to book…

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QR codes popular on Southern Tasmanian fruit farm

QR code fruit farm

Visitors to the grower’s location can use their smartphones to spot the ripest and sweetest produce. Sorell Fruit Farm, located in Southern Tasmania, has added a unique new mobile twist to its farm tourism through the use of QR codes that are located among all of the rows. Each row of fruit boasts a quick response barcode that can be scanned by visitors with smartphones. The idea came from the farm’s Bob Hardy. It allows visitors with a scanner application on their smartphones to scan the QR codes to obtain…

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QR codes from ScanLife include new language detection feature

Smartphone scanning QR codes

These dynamic barcodes will automatically choose the content that the user understands. ScanLife has just unveiled a new type of technology for QR codes that allows a scan to automatically identify the language of the smartphone user so that content can be displayed accordingly. The barcode action detects the setting from the user’s device so that content in that language can be displayed. For instance, if a brand or marketer is targeting a market in a country where several languages are spoken – such as English and Spanish in the…

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