QR code payments slowly gain ground in Japan

QR Code Payments Japan - Tokyo City

The pace payment growth through quick response codes has been slow in Japan. QR code payments are steadily on the rise in the country, with the number of convenience stores, restaurants and other shops slowly adopting this convenient form of payment. Still, the pace of growth has certainly been slow, and part of this reason is due to commission fees. Stores who offer the payment method typically have to cover a 3% commission fee. Cash still remains the primary payment option in Japan, but major information technology firms are working…

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QR codes may be the next alarm clocks

Smartphone scanning QR codes

A new app is meant to force people to get up by making them scan quick response codes located outside the bedroom. The “I’m UP Alarm” is a new app that has been designed specifically to cater to people who have a rough time getting out of bed in the morning, as it will continue to ring until the users scans QR codes located in other rooms. The alarm sounds normally at a preset time and will not shut off until the quick response code has been read. The mobile…

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QR codes added to nautical charts from UK Hydrographic Office

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The UKHO has included quick response codes on their standard paper charts. The UK Hydrographic Office has now added smartphone friendly QR codes to the standard features of its standard nautical charts, making it possible for the users of their paper versions to be able to use their tablets or smartphones to be able to access additional status information. Through the use of the quick response codes, the user will gain access to more up to date data. Scanning the QR codes redirects the users to the page that is…

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QR codes may alter the face of home sales

QR code real estate sale

Real estate could considerably change through the use of these easy to scan barcodes. The smartphone friendly two dimensional barcodes known as QR codes are making their way into a rapidly growing number of spaces, and they have been establishing quite a presence for themselves in the area of real estate. These barcodes are providing home sellers an easy way to provide buyers with more information. Though the amount of information that can be posted on a “for sale” sign is very limited, real estate agents have been doing their…

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QR codes assigned to hundreds of digital encyclopedia artist entries

QR Codes

The Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities has added these smartphone friendly barcodes. The Louisiana Endowment for Humanities (LEH)has announced that it is now including QR codes as a new and smartphone friendly feature to its ever growing digital encyclopedia of the history and culture of the state, KnowLA. The LEH is not issuing these barcodes to museums across the state to be downloaded and displayed next to artwork. The museums can post the QR codes next to the artwork so that visitors can use their smartphones to scan them. By…

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