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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Tag Smart Pets announces new service that lets people find their missing pets with the help of QR codes

QR Code Pet Tags

In the United Kingdom, more than 5,000 pets go missing each week. Most never find their way back home, despite the best efforts of their owners. Over the years, emerging technologies have made it easier for people to find their furry friends when they get lost, but it can be quite expensive to equip an animal with a radio frequency chip that is always broadcasting. Tag Smart Pets, a company specializing in mobile technology for animals, has announced a new QR code service that is designed to be a cost…

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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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Dynotag introduces next generation QR codes that offer new protections to consumers

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Dynotag, a technology company based in Seattle, Washington, has released a new line of innovative QR code products and services. These products and services are designed to make QR codes more intuitive for consumers and businesses, both tech-savvy and otherwise. They are also meant to give consumers peace of mind in a time when cybersecurity is becoming a major concern. Though QR codes are a popular tool for marketers, hackers are finding uses for the codes as well. The potential threat of identity theft has been one of the reasons…

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ConnectMe QR unveils its editor for barcodes and mobile sites

ConnectMe QR, a mobile marketing company, has just unveiled its new subscription service for a QR code package, as well as its mobile website. These new services are expected to receive a significant boost with the update of their advanced QR code and mobile site editor, called mCard. This is designed to help small businesses and individuals to create, maintain, and manage their own mobile marketing sites, providing them with the opportunity to compete within the mobile marketplace, which is an arena that is currently dominated primarily by large corporations.…

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Spektacle Magazine releases new QR code broadcasting book

Unique QR Code

Spektacle Magazine has announced the release of a new book entitled “Broadcasting on Paper” which is designed to help print media such as newspapers and magazines to provide their readers with exciting new features based on QR codes. The book shows a number of ways in which a QR code campaign can be created, using step-by-step instructions, which include everything from selecting the best form and design of barcode to use, to deciding how to make them visually appealing, and then managing the codes that have already been created. The…

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ScanLife report shows that QR codes and UPC barcodes are gaining ground with consumers in the U.S.

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The latest Trend Report from ScanLife, a mobile marketing company, shows that the popularity of QR codes and UPC barcodes is growing in the U.S. These codes have been around for decades but consumers have only recently become aware of their existence. The report shows that 2D barcodes are beating traditional 1D barcodes, such as UPC codes, in popularity. This is due, primarily, to the fact that QR codes are much more dynamic than their counterparts, allowing consumers to gain access to a wealth of digital content by scanning them…

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Canadian restaurants adopt QR codes for the sake of transparency

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Restaurants in Vancouver, Canada, are beginning to adopt QR codes as a way to connect with customers. As people become more conscious about what they eat, they are beginning to wonder exactly where their food comes from. The restaurant industry has long held a standard of using fresh ingredients and humanely produced meat. Now, restaurateurs in Canada are looking to show their customers where their food comes from. QR codes are starting to show up on menus from a variety of establishments. When these codes are scanned with a smart…

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Paperlinks QR code scanner now available on the Android Market

Popular QR code generator and scanner, Paperlinks, which is known for its business friendliness, has just announced that it is now available on the Android Market. Android-based smartphone users can now download the app for free in order to be able to use a number of different kinds of QR code services. Paperlinks also provides businesses with Android NFC support. By using this new app, users of Android mobile devices will be able to rapidly and effectively create their own QR codes or scan those that have already been created.…

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QR Pay launches next generation QR scanner for the iPhone

QR Code Scanner App

QR Pay, a mobile technology company, has launched what it believes to be the next generation in QR code scanners. The mobile application is called QR Pal and was released for the iPhone and iOS mobile devices this week. The company claims that it is the most advanced barcode scanner currently available and boasts of several features that are absent from its contemporaries. QR Pal may be new to the iPhone, but it was launched for Android mobile devices last year. Since its launch, it has been used to scan…

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