Visualead QR code generator introduces a new generation of QR codes

QR codes get a visual overhaul QR codes are often seen as boring, black and white little blocks that are somewhat unattractive. The codes do not have to be visually unappealing, however, an a aesthetically pleasing QR code typically has a higher engagement level than a dull code. So called visual QR codes are meant to leverage the engagement power of conventional QR codes without sacrificing appearances. These codes have been pioneered by Visualead, which offers a QR code generator that can incorporate nearly any picture into a working QR code. Visualead…

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QR codes used to help find children who have gone missing

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QR codes used to help to find missing children   Milk cartons and posters displaying the image of missing children have just gone much more high tech with the addition of QR codes that can be scanned using mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets. Though the print ads still serve their purpose to help to reach a broad audience of people and find out if a missing child has been spotted, they are very limited in the amount of information that they can provide. With the addition of the…

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Annual student sculpture event at Washington University has a new mobile twist

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QR code art   Washington University and University City’s 26th annual Student Sculpture Project began on April 1, with an event at Centennial Commons, after which point the various art pieces will remain available for public viewing until September. The pieces on display were selected from among those submitted by the Washington University Sam Fox School of Design and Visual Arts sculpture students. Their submissions included both proposals and models, as well as the budgets they would require. They were submitted to the University City Municipal Arts and Letters Commission.…

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Effective use of QR codes lacking amongst businesses, could leave consumers with a poor taste for mobile technology

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Mobile technology has become a very important part of a consumer’s life. As such, businesses are beginning to incorporate this technology into their marketing and promotion schemes at a rapid pace. QR codes have become a popular tool in the endeavor to connect with tech-savvy consumers. Though the codes are relatively simple to use, many companies are having trouble using the codes effectively. The codes’ inherent simplicity has deceived many businesses into believing that they can create a code, stick it on an advertisement, and then forget about it. Such…

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Scan mobile company uses QR codes to create a stir among the crowds

*Great video by scan.me explaining what a QR Code is Founded in 2011 by Garrett Gee, a Brigham Young University student, Scan is a company that creates technologies such as NFC image recognition and QR codes in order to bring businesses and individuals from the real world together into the digital sphere. It has not yet been a year since Scan’s app was released, and it has already received over 10 million downloads from the Android Marketplace and the Apple App Store. There are users of the application in over…

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Michigan’s Urbane Apartments launches new QR code campaign to reach out to residents

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QR codes are a popular marketing tool in the real estate industry, but they have been rare in the apartments and rental market. When the codes first came to the U.S. sometime in 2008, realtors were the ones that made them popular. Before the codes began showing up on signage for houses and other properties, few people had ever seen them before. Now, Urbane Apartments, a rental community located in Detroit, Michigan, is using the codes in an attempt to echo the success they have seen in the realty business…

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Oxfam to transform stores into social museums with QR codes

Oxfam, a conglomerate of organizations that seeks to obliterate poverty and injustice around the world, has begun using QR codes to teach people about the history behind second-hand goods. The organization is using a new mobile application called Shelflife. Shelflife functions as a barcode scanner, allowing users to unlock the content contained within QR codes. Oxfam owns a chain of stores that contains second-hand goods and will be creating QR codes for each item. When these codes are scanned with the Shelflife application, consumers will be able to learn the…

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Codee Software announces the opening of its App Store

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Codee Software Inc. has now released the next version (2.0) of its QR code platform, at the same time that it has opened the doors of its Codee App Store. The Codee App Store is designed to provide mobile consumers with a range of different apps that will give them better use and control over the QR codes that they use in their everyday lives. They can buy a QR code app that is relatively inexpensive and goes above and beyond the traditional scanning app. These also provide consumers with…

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Heineken incorporates QR codes into the Open’er Music Festival for better attendee connections

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Heineken has revealed the results of providing attendees with free QR code stickers at the company’s 2012 Open’er Music Festival, to spread its brand message, “Open Your World”. Last summer’s Gdynia, Poland festival saw Heineken with computers set up so that attendees could create short messages that describe themselves, then convert that message into a QR code and print it out onto a sticker, called a “U Code” by the company, that they could wear while they were at the event. According to the Poland marketing manager for Heineken, David…

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FormSprint’s popular Integrated Custom Software platform now supports QR codes in an effort to help streamline business correspondence

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FormSprint, makers of IBM i-based forms and document management software, have adopted QR codes into their services. The company’s management platform will now support QR codes in an effort to help business streamline their operations. QR codes are popular in the world of marketing, but the codes can be used for more than simple advertisements. More businesses are finding the codes useful for their correspondence as they allow companies to distribute information more efficiently. Using QR codes properly can be deceptively simple. The codes themselves are easily created for free…

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