Category QR Code
The Japanese have long been using QR Codes on just about anything…perishable goods included. There are many ways to creatively use QR Code in your life…whether to publicize yourself or to personalize something. For instance, a birthday cake. You could bake a cake for someone special because it is his or her birthday, set up a blog or website for the occasion and then decorate the QR Code into the cake itself. On the birthday, people who scan the QR code with their iPhones or scan-enabled mobile phones can get access to the information that you have plugged into the blog or website.Read more
There’s a problem with Facebook that many of us have been ignoring all this while. Now, imagine if you’ve just met a new friend and ask him or her if he or she has a Facebook account and when that person answers ‘Yes’, you’d have a problem. How do you lead that person to your Facebook profile when it does not appear as a ‘proper’ URL per se? As it turns out, each person’s Facebook profile URL comes out as a string of numbers and words that makes no sense. Therefore, what you’d have to do is to ask the new friend to go to Facebook and make a search for your profile page. Or if you have a mutual friend, you could ask that new friend to find you under the mutual friend’s friends list. Or if you have a website/blog and you’ve placed your Facebook profile badge in it, you would have to give the new friend your website or blog URL so that they can add you up as a friend from there.Read more
This should be something worth noting for those who are following the fast and furious development of the QR Code technology. Kia’s American arm, Kia Motors America (KMA), in November, launched into an industry that they’re not previously known for…mobile phone and QR Code technology. Together with David & Goliath and Usablenet, they’ve launched Kia Soul Mobile. The name of the mobile phone does not seem like much of a surprise since it capitalizes on the country of origin for Kia which is South Korea with its heart in Seoul. This new product campaign was recently launched late November 2008 so, it’s still fresh out of the oven.Read more
When talking about curves, we know Kelly Brook’s got it….while in the past, she’s never quite stripped it all down, looks like Pepsi’s paid her enough to do it now (we’re hoping, actually). Pepsi Max’s latest marketing campaign includes usage of funky QR Codes in their advertisements. Whistles could be heard long and loud the moment we spotted her bare-chested advert with QR Code emblazoned over her chest! This gives a completely new meaning to taking a picture of a woman’s chest, huh?Read more
In between stripping down to a bikini in West End comedy Fat Pig and spending time with boyfriend Danny Cipriani, actress Kelly Brook has been busy diversifying her CV as she ventures into the futuristic world of advertising and the internet.
Kelly – who already has actress, model, occasional swimwear designer and TV presenter to her name – has been chosen as the face of a new Pepsi MAX advertising campaign.
In one image, the 29-year-old sizzles in a strapless navy blue sequined body suit, effortlessly carrying off an outfit that on many would look absurd.
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Advertising and marketing via QR Code is getting to be a big hit, apparently, and this time, it has hit Brazilians in a big way this Christmas. Claro, one of the Brazil’s larger mobile phone service providers have started using QR codes for their latest marketing campaign involving downloads of jingles. Claro’s advertising campaign involves including QR Codes in their print advertisements, leaflets, internet banners, billboards and other forms of advertisements in their latest Christmas marketing campaign. In fact, the QR Codes are also appearing in the cinemas and ads that come on before a movie is being screened in the cinema.Read more
For some events, giving out cakes and chocolates is the way to go. The latest news from the QR barcode grapevine is that you can now embed personalized message on chocolates and give it away as a way of promoting a company, send a message, promote a website or simply hide a special message in the QR barcode!Read more
For those who are not born with a compass in their heads, you now have hope of finding your way around in a foreign land with Google Maps QR Code Mashups, Google Maps, Blogs Mashup with QR Codes and also something new called Mappin. It’s a common sight to find foreign travelers peering intently into a large map, turning it this way and then that, just to find their way around a strange foreign land. Instead of struggling with these massive maps, tourist and foreigners will find it incredibly useful when they can have the whole map right there in their phones.Read more
If you’ve been looking for cool things to use ever since you spotted those 2D barcodes everywhere you turn AND you’re holding onto your iPhone or iPod Touch, then you’ve got a neat little tool that you can use right now. You see, unless you’re an Apple or iPhone user, you would think nothing of Snappr. Snappr recently released an application that allows you to scan a barcode, ANY barcode and compare prices.Read more
Americans are all-too-familiar with the barcodes that they see on the products that they buy from grocery stores but as far as product promotion is concerned, consumers have yet to understand and embrace the power of 2D barcodes. But this could be a thing of the past because Sprint, one of America’s largest telecommunications company, have started implementing 2D barcode scanners into their new packages. When consumers purchase a mobile phone plan with Sprint, it comes with 2D barcode scanners. The main aim is to make the life of Sprint customers easier by letting them use their mobile phone scanners to scan these black and white images and get instant access to web links, images, product information & pricing, MP3s, videos, music and much, much more.Read more
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