Shopping in 2D: QR Barcodes

QR barcode shopping

A QR (Quick Response) barcode is a type of two-dimensional barcode consisting of black square dots arranged on a white square grid. Much like the one-dimensional, or UPC barcode, a QR barcode is also a machine-readable label that stores information about the item to which it is attached. Unlike the standard UPC barcode, however, the QR code allows for bigger data storage and higher-speed readability. It was first designed in 1994 in Japan for the purposes of tracking vehicles during manufacture. In today’s mobile age, QR barcode scanners are made…

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QR codes in magazines up by 228% according to Nellymoser

QR codes in Mobile commerce Magazine Ads

A new study from Nellymoser, a company specializing in mobile computing, shows that QR codes are gaining popularity amongst magazine publishers. The codes have proven quite useful for print media, which has not fared well with consumers in the advent of technology. More people are using their smart devices to access digital content, crippling print as a form of media. Publishers have begun turning to QR codes and other mobile technologies to make magazines and newspapers more appealing to a new generation of tech-savvy consumers. According to Nellymoser, QR code…

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