Half of consumers see shopping QR codes as the “future”, research

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Quick response codes were fading away before fully taking off, until the pandemic arrived. Shopping QR codes never fully managed to achieve mainstream adoption over the years leading up to the pandemic. That said, their use rapidly took off as businesses sought ways to provide contact-free service and research shows consumers love them. The pandemic has introduced quick response barcodes to consumers in a highly practical way. Equally, research conducted by Outform – a shopper agency and manufacturing hybrid company – showed that 50 percent of consumers view shopping QR…

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Apple augmented reality app launches as For All Mankind booster

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The Time Capsule application enhances the experience of watching season 2 on Apple TV Plus. A new Apple augmented reality app launched in preparation for the For All Mankind season 2. The Apple TV Plus release is meant to be enhanced through the For All Mankind: Time Capsule application. The mobile app uses AR to help fill the gap between the first and second season of the show. To do this, the Apple augmented reality app uses AR artifacts from the show’s world. When all is said and done, it’s…

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Scanning QR codes were transaction choice of 85 percent of Shanghai Metro riders

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Last year, the vast majority of tickets at the city’s Xujiahui Station were purchased through barcodes. Mobile payment has seen substantially better adoption in China than in much of the western world, as scanning QR codes has become the method of choice to pay for many types of purchase. This was reflected in the data from subway riders in Shanghai throughout 2020. This data revealed that 85 percent of subway riders at Xujiahui Station in the Shanghai Metro preferred scanning QR codes to pay for their tickets. This was revealed…

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QR code payments framework established by Central Bank of Nigeria

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The CBN has announced that it has created a quick response barcode based transaction standard. The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) recently announced that it had established a QR code payments framework to be used as a standard in the country. The CBN explained that the guidelines align with its strategy for financial system safety and stability. The CBN specified that the new QR code payments framework is an important part of its overall mandate for making certain that the Nigerian financial system remain stable and safe. These guidelines are…

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QR code contact tracing system gets high praise in Australian state

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New South Wales Minister for Customer Service Victor Dominello applauded the technology. In New South Wales, Australia, hospitality businesses and hairdressers are now required to use a QR code contact tracing system. Though it was available on a voluntary level, it became mandatory at the start of the year. According to New South Wales Minister for Customer Service Victor Dominello, the QR code contact tracing system is the best tool for getting the job done. He has applauded the check-in system’s effectiveness and was doing so even before it because…

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