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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Are QR codes effective mobile commerce tools?

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QR codes are more than marketing tools QR codes are nothing new. The codes have been around for several years and have primarily been used in the marketing sector. Advertisers in Japan initially stumbled upon the engagement potential of the codes after seeing how they were being put to use as inventory tracking tools by their creator, Denso Wave. While the codes have become synonymous with marketing, especially that of the mobile variety, they are much more than advertising gimmicks, and this fact is becoming better understood as more companies…

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Amazon Flow comes to Android devices

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Application combines augmented reality with barcode scanning technologies A9, a subsidiary of Amazon and developer of mobile technologies, has announced that its new augmented reality and barcode scanning application is now available for Android mobile devices. The application, called Amazon Flow, was officially unveiled in 2011, when it was made available for iOS devices. A9 noted the success of the application and had determined that it would be a viable and popular tool for the Android crowd. The Android version of the Amazon Flow application is now available on Amazon’s…

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NFC and QR codes to help mobile marketing grow to new heights

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  Interactive mobile marketing is becoming more important as consumers grow more mobile. Smart phones and other such devices have enabled people to enjoy a constant connection to the Internet no matter where they may be in the world. Because consumers are becoming less sedentary, static marketing may no longer be the best options for companies launching new marketing campaigns. Attention is being drawn to technologies like NFC and QR codes, but some companies believe that these are nothing more than a novelty. A new report from Smith’s Point Analytics,…

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Steely Eye Digital Media shows 23% of London advertisements not mobile optimized

QR Code Scanning

QR Code scanning stats in London QR codes are becoming a common sight throughout the London transportation system. The codes often accompany large advertisements. The codes adorn billboards as well as posters found in the subway network and have been relatively successful among tech-savvy consumers. It has been difficult for marketers to encourage consumers to scan QR codes with their mobile devices lately. While there seems to be no shortage of smart phones capable of scanning the codes, consumers have shown little to no interest in using them. In London,…

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Lufthansa adopts QR codes as the insignia for its fleet of planes

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QR codes are making travel a little easier QR codes have become a staple in mobile marketing around the world. They first grew in popularity in Japan, the land of their birth, but quickly spread to other countries where they were used in marketing campaigns designed to engage tech-savvy consumers. Though the codes have been used in numerous industries, the travel industry has had the most difficult time in incorporating the mobile technology. This difficulty is most apparent in the efforts of airlines. These companies have attempted to make QR codes…

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Annual student sculpture event at Washington University has a new mobile twist

QR Code Art

QR code art   Washington University and University City’s 26th annual Student Sculpture Project began on April 1, with an event at Centennial Commons, after which point the various art pieces will remain available for public viewing until September. The pieces on display were selected from among those submitted by the Washington University Sam Fox School of Design and Visual Arts sculpture students. Their submissions included both proposals and models, as well as the budgets they would require. They were submitted to the University City Municipal Arts and Letters Commission.…

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Well.ca launches Canada’s first QR code pop-up store in Toronto

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Well.ca, an online retailer based in Canada, is set to bring virtual pop-up stores to North America this month. The company has announced that Canada will be home to North America’s first pop-up store, which will feature a wide line of products, each associated with their own QR code. The store will be located in downtown Toronto and will be open through the end of April. Consumers will be able to find a wide range of products at the store from brands like Tide, Crest and Head and Shoulders. Pop-up…

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Youth Unlimited gathers community support to build the world’s largest QR code

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Youth Unlimited North York, a non-profit organization based in Ontario, Canada, is embarking on a journey to build the world’s largest QR code. The current record holder is Air Fest, a day camp company also based in Canada. Air Fest’s QR code comes in at a massive 15,625 square feet, a standard that Youth Unlimited believes it can beat with the help of volunteers. The organization is reaching out to the youth community in Toronto, petitioning their aid in the construction of the gargantuan QR code. As of now, the…

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SBS launches new QR code voting system to engage young, tech-savvy voters

QR Codes Used in Political Campaigns

Election year is in full swing in the U.S. Presidential hopefuls are ramping up their campaigns and aggressively looking to win the favor of voters throughout the country. Mobile technology may play a large role in this year’s elections, especially as candidates make an effort to appeal to a younger generation. Survey & Ballot Systems (SBS), a provider of election services and voting systems, has announced the inclusion of QR codes to its services. This aspect of the company’s service is designed specifically to engage mobile consumers. Those making use…

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Norton Labs launches new QR code scanner that can protect from malicious content

QR Code Scanner

QR codes have not only become popular amongst businesses, they have also become a very useful tool for hackers. The codes have piqued the interest of smart phone users in the U.S. for the last four years, becoming more popular with each successive year. Hackers have seen this rise in popularity as a great opportunity to get their hands on people’s sensitive information. Recently, QR codes linked to malicious content, such as malware, have been becoming more common. Acclaimed security company Norton has released a new QR code scanning application…

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