The central bank of the Philippines to adopt National QR Code Standard for Payments

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The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas has approved adopting the quick response code on a national scale. The Bangko Sentra ng Pilipinas (BSP), the central bank of the Philippines, recently announced that the monetary board approved adopting a National QR Code Standard for payments. The nationwide adoption of the quick response code is to ensure interoperability of QR-enabled financial and payment services. The BSP sees the value in QR codes for transferring money. QR technology has become the most convenient and cost-efficient method of transferring funds from one account to another,…

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QR codes used for Iloilo tourism mobile marketing

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The barcodes can be scanned by smartphones and are a central part of the city’s promotions. Iloilo City has just announced that it will be QR codes implemented as a part of a considerable tourism campaign in order to make the city more appealing to visitors who carry smartphones. The city will also be releasing an app that can be used by tourists to scan the codes. The City Tourism Officer, Benito Jimena, explained that the QR codes will become active for Iloilo’s campaign with the launch of the Neo…

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QR codes heavily used by smartphone owners in the Philippines

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Mobile device users are regularly scanning these barcodes. Though QR codes have had a rough time trying to take off in the United States, smartphone users in the Philippines scan the barcodes on a regular basis. This is a large opportunity for mobile marketers and the developers of scanner apps. Garrett Gee is the CEO and co-founder of Scan Inc. The software designer and IT entrepreneur began the startup in Provo, Utah, and is now visiting the Philippines for a short stint. Though this is the first time that he…

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