QR codes are changing the way everything is done in India – Should we do the same?

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As the country works hard to go cashless, the use of quick response codes has spiked. India has managed to take lowly QR codes and make them a central part of the way things function. While the main spotlight has been focused on the quick response codes used in mobile payments transactions, the country is taking their use much further. You can scan a QR code to avoid using cash when buying from many merchants, but now other tasks use barcodes, too. Recently, the Kolkata Metro announced the upcoming use…

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QR code tickets may help shorten lines at Indian railway stations

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The National Democratic Alliance government’s cashless economy efforts could align with this move. Indian Railways may soon use QR code tickets to help sell unreserved seats via smartphones. This strategy represents the railway’s move to follow the lead of the National Democratic Alliance government’s hope to create a cashless economy. This could also help to shorten the very long lineups that currently plague the railway station ticket counters. The national carrier intends to post signs that sell QR code tickets. This way, unreserved passengers can scan the quick response codes…

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QR code generator made by hacker functions as airport lounge pass

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Everyone who has doubted the security of quick response codes is currently pointing at a sizeable hack. Airports are usually considered to be areas where security levels are quite high, but a hacker recently used a QR code generator to gain access to a fancy airport lounge. The lounges typically require passengers to carry first class tickets. This hacker created spoofed QR codes to dodge the expensive booking. The hack was conducted from within the airport and used a custom Android app created on the spot. Fortunately, the incident was…

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QR codes in Germany make it easier to pay parking fines

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The quick response codes help drivers to be able to pay their tickets quickly and easily. In Lübeck, a new system of parking ticketing through the use of QR codes is making it possible for drivers to be able to simply scan a barcode with their smartphones and pay for their tickets directly out of their bank accounts. At the moment, the system is working for only certain bank customers, but the intention is to expand. The Lübeck police are now armed with ticketing devices that print unique QR codes…

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QR codes central to OU mobile ticketing tech

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Oklahoma Athletics has revealed that quick response codes will allow fans to use smartphones as tickets. Among the latest news releases from Oklahoma Athletics is the introduction of a new mobile ticketing system that is designed to allow fans to be able to use QR codes in order to attend events through the use of their smartphones instead of having to rely on printed tickets. This mobile technology allows game tickets to be displayed on the screen of a smartphone. The way that it works is that fans with tickets…

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QR codes added to Edinburgh tram tickets

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Quick response codes will now be making it more convenient to buy and validate fares. Commuters and other passengers who take the new tram service in Edinburgh, Scotland, will now be able to use a specialized mobile app to scan QR codes in order to be able to buy and validate their tickets. This will allow the entire process to occur through the use of the passenger’s smartphone. To be able to use the QR codes to buy and validate their tickets, passengers must first use their smartphones to download…

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QR Codes For Transit Systems

It seems that there is no end to what the humble little QR code can accomplish. From protecting autistic children to preserving knowledge for future generations to enabling us to shop from our mobile devices, this diminutive square filled with dashes and dots is changing the world around us. And its latest conquest is transit. Yes, the QR Code is making changes to how the residents of Ottawa, Canada’s capital, will ride the bus. Introducing OC Transpo Some of you may be shrugging your shoulders, saying “Who cares about some…

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QR codes make e-ticketing easier on Ukrainian Intercity+ trains

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Ukrzaliznytsia has announced the introduction of new mobile friendly electronic ticketing. As of February 5, 2013, passengers on the Ukrzaliznytsia Intercity+ trains can now use QR codes on e-tickets to help to make their traveling experience much more convenient through the use of their smartphones. This mobile barcode news was first reported to the media by the Donetsk railways press service. According to this media release, passengers can now book their tickets online using their bank cards, and then print the digital copy of the ticket out on a piece…

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