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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