First QR code transport ticketing system launched in the Philippines

QR code transport ticketing system - Commuters in station

AF Payments partnered with GCash to launch the quick response (QR) code-based system. AF Payments, Inc., the company behind tap-and-go payment system “beep,” has teamed up with GCash to roll out the first QR code transport ticketing system in the Philippines. The first to adopt the mobile payments system will be the Metra Manila-based BGC Bus and the Cebu-based Topline Express Ferries. Passengers simply pay for their transit tickets through the GCash mobile app. BGC Bus and Topline Express Ferries customers can now pay their faire through the GCash app…

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Instagram QR Code Nametag appears to be in testing stage

Instagram QR Code Nametag - Instagram Logo on Smartphone

The social media network is reportedly testing a tweak to its “Nametag” feature. An Instagram QR Code Nametag feature seems to be in a testing phase. This feature would depend on quick response codes to connect users, according to Mobilesyurp. It appears as though Instagram is interested in changing up how users share their Nametag with other users. Presently, Instagram (IG) offers a “Nametag” feature that shows an IG users’ username and IG logo in a white squire on a colorful background. This Nametag can be shared with other users…

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The Philippines’ GMovies ticketing app introduces RQR Codes

RQR Code - Movie Ticket

The reversed quick response (RQR) coding technology saves customers time and effort. RQR codes are being rolled out by GMovies, the Philippines’ first and only movie schedule and ticketing platform that aggregates more than 100 cinemas nationwide. The reversed QR code technology that has been added to the movie ticketing app is designed to enhance the cinema experience of its customers, eliminating the need for users to line up at the ticket counter, which saves both time and effort. Movie goers merely need to scan the QR code below their…

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4JET SCANNECT QR code tire reader app rolls out for iOS and Android platforms

QR Code Laser Tire Marking by 4JET SCANNECT - YouTube

4JET has made it even easier for consumers to scan its quick response codes on tires. The German-based supplier of laser system services has launched the 4JET SCANNECT app, which provides optimal reading results of its QR codes printed on tires, even in situations involving contaminated codes or difficult lighting conditions. The company’s high contrast QR code engraving is a world first. What makes the 4JET SCANNECT (which is short for “scan and connect”) particularly unique is that it’s novel laser marking process can engrave an individual and permanent QR…

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Colorado becomes first U.S. state to enact QR code ballot ban

QR code ballot ban - U.S. vote

Cybersecurity concerns were the reason given for the ban. On September 16, 2019, Colorado became the first American state to put a QR code ballot ban in place. The state once used the quick response codes to help tabulate votes. However, concerns of cybersecurity issues led to the decision to ban the use of the unique 2-D barcodes on ballots. Officials say that QR codes can potentially be changed by hackers. Prior to the QR code ballot ban, residents in Colorado made their selections on a ballot-marking device. This device…

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