Unique QR codes reduce fraud in medical condition documents

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An Indian government institution is adding quick response codes to its certificates to simplify authentication. Fraud related to faked illnesses is a growing problem In India, but unique QR codes added to documentation may soon control this problem. The scannable quick response codes will be added to certificates of medical and fitness conditions. The All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) has become the first government sector institution to pilot a program using unique QR codes to authenticate medical documents. The idea is to make it easy for any recipient…

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QR code use is changing the young Chinese adult relationship with money

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In fact, quick response codes are having an impact on this demographic’s social behaviors. A new theory published in the South China Morning Post suggested that QR code use is changing the way young adults in the country live their lives. It is, according to the report, altering the way young Chinese adults view money and it is even altering their social behaviors. Quick response codes have been central to many forms of mobile payment technologies in the country. In China, consumers use mobile payments fifty times more than shoppers…

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Will QR code use become commonplace for wedding gift giving?

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The usage and application of quick response codes in China is continuing to explode. In China, the tradition of giving cash to newlyweds is a long one and QR code use is now bringing the practice into this century. For hundreds of years, cash was given in red envelopes, but that paper is being increasingly conserved through the use of black and white barcodes. QR codes are being used for a rapidly rising number of activities in China, and are now being invited to weddings. This QR code use is…

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QR code monitoring system under development for taxi passenger safety

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The Mysuru police are developing a GPS-using app to track rides and assist with complaint reporting. Police from the Indian city of Mysuru are developing a QR code monitoring mobile app for taxi and autorickshaw passenger safety. The goal is to use mobile internet as a component of policing those vehicles and provide other services. Passengers can read the quick response codes using a free app on their smartphones. The goal is to make it fast and easy for a customer to take part in the QR code monitoring process…

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Chase Pay QR codes has won over Walmart when Apple Pay didn’t

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The bank has announced that it will be launching its mobile payments in the U.S. retail stores next year. Chase Pay QR codes will be among the mobile payments options available at Walmart locations in the U.S. next year. This mobile wallet will be worked into Wamart’s own app. Customers will be able to use it to make in-store purchases with Chase Visa and debit cards. Instead of relying on NFC technology, this mobile wallet uses QR codes shown at the checkout counter. To pay for a purchase, users display…

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QR code use may improve Edinburgh garbage collection

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The Scottish capital’s city council is considering quick response codes to help overcome issues in the system. The City of Edinburgh council has announced that it is considering QR code use among many strategies to improve its waste collection services. The council’s transport and environment committee made the announcement in response to complaints from residents. These residents have found issues with the delivery of their waste collection services. At the start of November, the council agreed to move forward with a 65 point plan to improve service. The goal is…

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Students use QR codes to bring us closer to nature

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The team have worked together to use quick response codes and smartphone tech to improve interactivity. High school students who are Warren Consolidated Schools Macomb Mathematics Science Technology Center (MMSTC) Ecology Club members have now implemented QR codes at the Sterling Heights Nature Center to help visitors to be able to use their smartphones in order to discover more about the animals that they may see there. The hope is to help to boost the learning and interactivity that is available through the nature center. When a visitor uses a…

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QR codes are placed under the spotlight by Columbia Marketing

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Quick response codes are being applauded by marketers on an increasing basis, due to cost effectiveness. When it comes to use as a part of a mobile marketing strategy, QR codes have had a rough start, as marketers have struggled to be able to determine how exactly to get the most out of this very inexpensive method of adding virtually limitless digital content to print ads and product packaging. While many companies have seen considerable success with their barcodes, these results are inconsistent. The appeal for QR codes is considerable,…

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Are QR codes past their prime?

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A recent study on quick response codes has revealed that most people still see them as useful. Online mobile technology magazine, QR Code Press has released the results of a study that it had conducted throughout the first half of November, examining the usefulness of QR codes and investigating whether or not this type of 2D barcode has already had its moment in the sun and is now on its way out. The results of the research showed that consumers have many opinions about quick response codes, but overall they…

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QR Code Detective: Does your campaign feature a barcode or a question mark?

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Campaigns using quick response codes are becoming increasingly clever, but consumers often aren’t told about them. The potential of the QR code is limited only by the imagination of the people who implement them, but the fact remains that the barcode, itself, is little more than a black and white square to the human eye. A human-friendly message of some form must always accompany a quick response code. A few weeks ago, our investigators determined that a QR code is only useful if customers are informed that they should actually…

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