New AFCA endorsed standard likely to expand QR code adoption

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The digital ecosystem in China is set to expand with a new QR code standard. A new quick response (QR) code standard released by the Asian Financial Cooperation Association (AFCA) could lead to further QR code adoption in China. The number of Chinese who use QR codes to make payments is rising. Many merchants in China prefer customers to pay via QR code. It doesn’t matter if what the customer is paying for is breakfast, a movie or cab fare. Today, a great number of Chinese make QR code payments…

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QR codes to be used by Scan for a new link to the real world

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Quick response codes could be the center of a new solution to bring digital and real environments together. Scan, a popular app for reading QR codes which gained a great deal of attention through its appearance on the Shark Tank reality show at the start of this year, is now stepping into the payments and identity ecosystems through the development of a new “Code Wallet”. This new feature is being added to the existing app so that users can store the codes that they have scanned. The new version of…

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QR codes are generating mixed results when printed on resumes

Resumes with QR Codes

While some job hunters are finding luck with quick response codes, this is far from universal. There has been a considerable amount of controversy that has arisen regarding the appropriate and effective use of QR codes, ranging from whether or not it is appropriate to add them to tombstones to whether or not consumers are even interested in scanning these barcodes when they are added to posters and print ads. One of the areas in which there has been the largest amount of conflict has been in their use on…

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QR codes are being scanned 20 percent more, says ScanBuy

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According to the company, consumers are using quick response codes more than ever before. Despite the fact that it seems as though QR codes aren’t generating the media hype that they once did in terms of marketing headline news, consumers are now paying attention to them a great deal more than they ever have. A new report has now been released by ScanBuy which shows that mobile barcode scans are on the rise. The company showed that there has been a considerable increase in the number of QR codes that…

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QR codes were scanned by droves of holiday shoppers

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During the Christmas shopping season, consumers scanned over 10 million quick response codes. The latest report issued by Scanbuy has revealed that there has been a considerable 33 percent increase in barcode scans, including QR codes, UPCs, and even NFC tags, throughout the holiday season by users of mobile devices. This shows that when compared to 2012, the use of these quick response codes has experienced growth. Leading provider of mobile engagement solutions, Scanbuy, Inc., recent released its trend report for the holiday season, revealing that it had processed almost…

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QR codes can be quickly scanned by the Xbox One Kinect camera

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This device has helped Xbox Live players to quickly and easily overcome the tedium of lengthy code entry. Previous players of Xbox Live Arcade have had to go through the slow and aggravating process of typing in each of the 25 digits to be able to redeem their games, but the system is now capable of scanning QR codes quite easily, eliminating the struggle and tedium associated with that process. This makes it easier to redeem games, subscriptions to Xbox Live, and other downloadable items. The next generation of Xbox…

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QR codes now applied to Facebook profiles on Android app

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The social network is now adding these barcodes directly to its user timelines. It has just been revealed that some Android users of the Facebook app now have the opportunity to give their friends the chance to scan QR codes that are located on their profiles. These scans direct other smartphone device users directly to those Facebook profiles. These QR codes have started to be noticed not only by Android Beta Testers, but also other individuals who do not use the beta version of the app. That said, the barcodes…

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QR codes based market thrives in China

QR Codes vs NFC

A shopping experience that involves scanning barcodes to make a purchases has taken off. The first QR code store in the Zhejiang province of China’s capital, Hangzhou, is proving to be an extremely profitable and popular experience, as consumers flock to shop in this unique shop. The items in the store each have their own unique barcode that allows them to be purchased. Each of the physical store’s display items has its own unique QR codes that consumers can scan so that they can order the products and then pay…

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QR codes are being scanned on an increasing basis

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Scanbuy has just released its latest Mobile Trend Report that showed that the barcode use is up. The latest quarterly trend report from Scanbuy has just been released and has revealed that in the second quarter of this year, alone, it had processed more than 21 million QR code and UPC mobile barcode scans out of the estimated global total of 105 million that occurred during that time period. The company releases its trend report every quarter to provide insight on the latest in scanning. What the Q2 2013 Mobile…

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QR codes introduced to many new U.S. graves

Grave Stone QR Codes

The smartphone friendly barcodes are being used at a growing number of cemeteries as memorials. A trend using QR codes to help remember loved ones after they have died is making its way across the United States as well as in other countries around the world. The use of this technology, which is compatible with smartphones and some tablets, is growing quickly. The reason is that QR codes help to use a very small amount of space in the physical world to provide a nearly limitless amount of space in…

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QR codes assisted in buying July 4 fireworks

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Links accessed through quick response barcodes assisted in making shows at home easier to build. After working for hours to add QR codes to the products at the Fireworks Frenzy store in Clearfield, Utah, Brian Nelson made it much easier for locals to be able to purchase the products that they would need to design and create a spectacular show at home. Scanning the barcodes allowed customers to see what the product would look like before purchasing it. According to Nelson, some consumers have spent a great deal of time…

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