QR Codes on Steroids

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What’s a QR Code? They are those rather odd looking black and white square barcode now appearing in your magazines, newspapers and on your favorite products. By scanning them with an app on your phone they can open websites. Truth is we believe the QR code is just a bit, well, boring. Why not shake it up – perhaps add 3D layers, and sound? That humble QR code can do so much more for you if it’s an onvert™ code. Onvert can do everything a QR can do plus 3D…

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TagMyDoc service launches, enabling tech-savvy individuals to stamp a QR code on their documents

A new online service has launched for those interested in plastering QR codes on their documents. TagMyDoc aims to help those familiar with QR codes to incorporate the mobile technology into their printed materials, whatever they may be. The service, while still in beta testing, may appeal to both college students and job seekers alike, as it will give these people access to a powerful promotional tool. At present, the service is free, though that may change in the future depending on how successful it ends up becoming. QR codes…

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Toyota adopts QR codes to help customers control their accounts

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Toyota Financial Services, the U.S. financing and insurance arm of the automaker, has launched a application for smart phones that aims to bring customers a better experience when managing their accounts online. The company has taken a unique approach to the matter by adopting QR codes, which will allow consumers with quick access to their accounts. Using the app, customers can generate a free, personalized QR code, which can then be printed and attached to anything they can think of. QR codes are becoming a very popular way for companies…

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World’s first QR protection application coming from Symantec

QR code Scanner App

There can be no doubt that QR codes are becoming vastly popular. Both businesses and individuals are finding uses for the codes that range from expansive marketing campaigns to personal branding. The codes are not only grabbing the attention of tech-savvy companies and consumers, however, they are also attracting the notice of people looking to exploit their rampant popularity. The number of malicious QR codes is growing and most mobile consumers are entirely exposed to the risk such codes present. Symantec, a renowned security firm, has created the world’s first…

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New analytic platform for QR codes and other mobile barcodes could become a useful tool for small businesses

QR Code Statistics

Codeascope, a new mobile barcode startup, has announced the launch of its first analytics and management platform. The platform allows users to create a variety of barcode and other datamatrix tags. The creators of the platform have put emphasis on QR codes, as they are becoming quite popular in the marketing world. The thing that sets Codeascope apart from other analytic and management tools is that it is completely free, allowing users from all walks of life and industry to make use of QR codes and track their performance. Since…

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QR codes can help people find missing things, including pets

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QR codes may have become one of the most widely used tools in the marketing world, but they can be used for much more than discounts. Washington-based startup Dynotag has launched seeks to use the codes as a way to track lost things. The service will be completely free, allowing users to generate their own QR codes and put them on anything that may be prone to being misplaced. The codes can be placed on just about anything as their size is customizable. When smart phone users create a QR…

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MEDSEEK launches new initiative to help high-risk patients find doctors

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MEDSEEK, a company devoted to electronic health care, has launched a new service tailored to help hospital markers boost patient engagement. The company, well known for its forays into the digital realm on behalf of the medical community, is now offering to use QR codes to help clients reach out to consumers more effectively. The codes are a popular tool amongst advertisers and have been growing in popularity with consumers. Their ease of use ensures that the codes have a broad appeal, but how useful they will be to the…

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Nokia seeks to dethrone QR codes, but the expense of NFC technology may prove that effort futile

QR Codes vs. NFC mobie marketing

Despite the growing popularity QR codes have been attaining amongst consumers, the barcodes are losing favor with some companies. Nokia, one of the world’s leading telecommunications companies, is now branding the codes as obsolete. The company has been investing heavily into NFC technology, which allows smart phones and other mobile devices to interact with each other via wireless signals. With Nokia casting aside QR codes, it may signal a major shift in the world of mobile technology is coming. Nokia’s favor of NFC technology stems from the role they play…

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Why pay to generate a QR code when you can get it for free!

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Crouser & Associates, a business consultation firm, has published a new survey of the printing industry. The firm studied the operations of 124 printers from around the U.S., paying special attention to the company’s pricing policy on their QR code services. The survey found that 50% of printers charge for code generation, with prices ranging from $5 to $500. Only 25% do not charge for generating the codes, with another 17% considering fees in the future. As QR codes have become more popular in the marketing and social world, many…

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An ad campaign that will not drain your mighty wallet!

Dynomighty Design, a company known for its innovative and whimsical products, has embarked on a new marketing campaign for the Might Wallet brand. The company is making use of QR codes as an inexpensive form of advertising. Traditionally, the costs of advertising have kept small companies away from TV spots. With QR codes becoming more popular, however, more companies are realizing how they can use mobile technology to offset the costs of ad space. Terrence Kellerman, president and designer at Dynomighty Designs, had been searching for a way to get…

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New app to help renters with QR Code scanning

It can be difficult to find apartments in a big city. It can be even more difficult to find an affordable one. As mobile technology progresses and becomes increasingly embedded into people’s lives, new methods for apartment hunting are cropping up. Habitat Hunters, a real estate service provider for Austin, Texas, has long aided apartment seekers in their efforts. Now, they are adopting QR codes to better serve a new generation of clients that can’t seem to put their phones down. Habitat Hunters was the first real estate and apartment…

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