QR code invention wins global impact in electronics award

QR Code invention - figures building QR code

The quick response barcode was first created in Japan by Denso Wave Inc. The initial QR code invention occurred in Japan. These barcodes date back to the 1990s and were created for a reason that has very little to do with how they are used today. This little oft mocked black and white barcode has just received an important award. According to the company behind the QR code invention, the barcode has received an award recognizing its impact on the world as a critical tool for sharing information. The company…

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Queen of Angels church QR codes promote physical distancing among congregants

Church QR codes - inside of church

The barcodes compensate for the lack of Missals in the pews or printed bulletins on posting boards. New Queen of Angels Church QR codes in Brooklyn are helping the clergy and the faithful to remain safer during service throughout the COVID-19 pandemic crisis. Gathering can be a risky activity and the Diocese of Brooklyn has suffered numerous illnesses and deaths. The pandemic has hurt both the clergy and the congregants in the Diocese of Brooklyn, requiring careful efforts for physical distancing and meticulous disinfecting practices. The Queen of Angels church…

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Amazon QR codes launch augmented reality experiences

Amazon QR codes - Amazon Box

The e-commerce giant is printing the barcodes on its boxes for use with a quietly launched app. Amazon QR codes are being added to the company’s shipping boxes to work with a new augmented reality (AR) application it recently quietly launched. The idea it to use the app to scan the barcodes for an “interactive, shareable” AR experience. The app is plainly called “Amazon Augmented Reality.” It uses the Amazon QR codes to provide a “fun way to reuse your Amazon boxes until you’re ready to drop them in the…

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Square QR codes launch, allowing diners to order from their restaurant tables

Square QR codes - Square pay machine and a mobile phone

The system was developed to help provide restaurants with a new way to operate during the pandemic. Square QR codes are offering restaurants a new way to keep operating by making it possible for diners to peruse the menu, order the food they want, and pay without ever having to interact with a server. The barcodes themselves aren’t unique but combining them with the point of sale system makes a difference. The pandemic has caused many restaurants to use quick response barcodes to replace printed menus. This helps to reduce…

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NHS contact tracing app to use simple QR code scans

NHS contact tracing app - Mobile phone displaying COVID-10 app designed for contact tracing

The new application is designed to reduce the need for physical contact while keeping track of public interactions. The long-awaited NHS contact tracing app has finally been unveiled for people in England and Wales to download. The goal is to use easy QR code scans to help keep on top of where exposures have occurred. This is the second version of the app, the first of which was originally tested on the Isle of Wight. Since the original test in May, the NHS contact tracing app has undergone two substantial…

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