iWineMaker iPhone app is launched to assist home and professional wine makers

Mobile Commerce Wine

iWineMaker, a new iPhone app, is now available at the iTunes Store to provide home and professional winemakers of conventional and organic wines with additional assistance with their calculations. This application provides these winemakers with a powerful mobile tool that will help them to quickly and easily perform their additions for alcohol, sulfur dioxide, acid, copper, fining agents, yeast and nutrients. It also helps with the sugar conversions and the adjustment of the Brix of grape must and juice. The iWineMaker application functions with the fact that making wine is…

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Window stickers with printed QR Codes help consumers

A new QR (Quick Response) code marketing system for cars was recently unveiled by Web Tech Services, a well known web marketing company which is situated at the Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex. The QR system offers car deals and offers a inventory management system for the car dealership industry. QR codes are 2D barcodes which can be used for generating specific data. As an example, it can be used to direct a user towards a certain URL landing page that has complete info about a certain car. Web Tech Services’…

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2D codes used to help travelers navigate

The city of Port Townsend, Washington, has announced that it will be using QR codes and Microsoft Tags to their maps of the city. Town Graphics, a company that specializes in creating interactive maps, will be providing hand-drawn pictorial maps of the Olympic Peninsula Victorian town. The company has provided two mock-ups that provide proof of concept of the endeavor. The codes on the mock-up maps link to sponsors videos on YouTube. The company is making use of the versatility of the codes, taking advantage of the fact that the…

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QR Code news in the newspaper

The Appeal-Democrat or A-D, a print and online news publication, has been recently recognized for its big innovation in multimedia. According to Editor and Publisher, otherwise known as E&P, the news publication is being spotlighted in their article listed, “10 Newspapers That Do It Right”. A-D was written up as one of the five newspapers that standout individually with a taste for technology. Editor and Publisher goes on to say that the small town paper hurled itself into a bright future by being in the QR code generation through it’s blogs and live webcasts.  The…

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Social media and QR Codes

With QR codes beginning to play a larger role in both marketing and everyday life, a number of companies that specialize in QR code generation have been cropping up. Typically, anyone can find a free code generator on the Internet, but SocialQRcode is offering a more involved approach with their service. The company fancies itself as the first QR generator that is designed specifically for social sharing via social networks. Offering its services for free, SocialQRcodes allows users to link codes to their Facebook, YouTube, or Twitter accounts. Codes can…

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Promotional goods with QR Codes

MagiCubes, a promotional goods manufacture, recently added QR Codes to all their products as a way of attracting more customers, and for the current ones to be more actively involved. Developed by PTI Corporation, MagiCubes are 3D advertisements in the form of puzzles that come in various shapes. These images are in excellent graphics wherein they can be changed into various shapes. Some are in quite simple ones like cubes which can be iconic or 20 sided diamond while others have more creative signs such as beer and soda cans. These…

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A mobile marketing giant!

The use of QR Codes has increased by 1200% according to Mobio who did a study for the months of July to December 2010. These figures show a massive increase in the importance of QR Codes, as they are now being utilized in advertisements, the internet, smartphones and other similar marketing uses.   QR Codes are actually barcodes but are in a two-dimensional (2D) matrix. However, these QR Codes can contain more information as compared to that of the traditional ones.  These  2d codes were introduced ten years ago in…

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A car buyers new best friend!

Auto Data Direct Inc., a Tallahassee based technology company that offers detailed vehicle histories and other information to shoppers, is now testing a new way to deliver their information through use of QR codes. The codes will be affixed to cars and trucks at participating dealerships and shoppers will be able to scan the codes to receive exhaustive auto histories straight to their phones. David Lloyd Charroin, owner of Capital City Imports, believes that QR codes could change the way people shop for new and used vehicles. He is currently…

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New York, New York!!

Michael Bloomberg, NewYork Mayor

New York City Mayor, Michael Bloomberg, announced on Tuesday that all city building permits awarded in 2013 will be attributed with their own QR codes. The codes will be in place by the time more than 975,000 permits for buildings and construction sites will expire. They will be added to the permits and will also be used for after-hours variances and Place of Assembly certificates of operation. New Yorkers that scan the codes with their smart phones can learn about the details of upcoming and currently ongoing projects. They will…

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Smartphone clutter solutions

QR codes have relied entirely on barcode scanning applications for smart phones to be successful.  While most applications are free to download, some smart phone users are wary to add more programs to their already cluttered smart phones. ScanBuy is attempting to remove applications from the equation entirely by giving millions of people access to barcode scanning technology without having to download anything to their phones. ScanBuy, a leader in 2d barcode solutions, has launched their new service called ScanLife. The service allows users to take a picture of any…

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What do Picasso and QR Codes have in common…

Portrait of Daniel-Henry Kahnweiler, Picasso 1910

The world of art has been seeing something of a revolution recently. Unlike artistic movements in the past, this is not about production as much as it is about presentation. Galleries are beginning to use QR codes to bring a new dimension to how art is seen. With the codes, galleries and museums are looking to provide their guests with an interactive experience that is entirely technology driven. The Martin Agency in Richmond, Virginia, has attributed a small fund toward their latest campaign to promote the upcoming Picasso exhibit at…

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