QR code newspaper strategy keeps readers informed at a critical time

QR code newspaper - Barrie Advance Newspaper with QR Code feature

An Ontario, Canada news group is making information more accessible throughout the pandemic. While print readership was already shrinking, the COVID-19 pandemic crisis caused it to rapidly plummet, inspiring a QR code newspaper option for contactless local news. The goal of the quick response codes was to direct readers to digital options without the need for print. The Barrie, Ontario, Canada QR code newspaper scan provides readers simple and rapid access to important news and updates regarding COVID-19 and many more local topics that are relevant to the papers’ communities,…

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Canada launches COVID Alert app for contact tracing

COVID Alert app in App Store

The application was built using Google and Apple developed Exposure Notification API. Canada has released its official COVID Alert app to its public, which was built using the Exposure Notification API developed by Apple and Google. This same Exposure Notification API is also starting to gain traction in the US. The new application was released by Health Canada, allowing citizens to report positive test results. Health Canada is the country’s department in charge of federal health policy. It is overseen by the Minister of Health. Though it had intended to…

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