Saturday, November 27, 2010

More fun with QR

Picture credit: Paris by Raspou Team

In Paris the group Raspouteam ran a “Paris, désordres publics” project, for which they created ceramic tiles with QR codes that they then affixed at select locations around the city (see the video below). The locations chosen were places which had historically been "... the scene of social or morally objectionable historic events. For example the drowning of the Moroccan immigrant Brahim Bouarram by a mob in 1995 or the notorious antisemitic exhibition during Nazi occupation at the Palais Berlitz in 1941..." (see here, here, and here)






U.S. computer retailer Best Buy is now deploying QR codes on the product fact tags in all their stores, reports RetailGeek. "... The customer can use the QR Reader on their smartphone to get detailed information about the product they are considering. They can read consumer reviews, compare features with similar products, and e-mail details to a friend who might be giving advice..."



A Canadian winery, Jackson Triggs Vintners, is now including QR codes on some of their wine labels, and it is reported that "... Consumers who scan the bottle's codes will be able to get information on the wine and link to detailed tasting notes, food pairing ideas, and link to the Facebook fan page and the Jackson Triggs website..."



Google's Mobile blog highlights Google applications, such as Google Sky Map and Google Shopper... Prominently displayed QR codes take you to the Android marketplace to download the applications...

Meanwhile in Japan, Japanese Use Cell Phone QR Bar Code Readers to Check Food Safety, something implemented as far back as 2005!



Previous barcode-related blog entries:
Misc. QR - Nov 19th, 2010
BB QR Code Scanner Pro - Nov 18th, 2010
Random charts - Nov18th, 2010
More QR - Jul 24th, 2010
Misc barcode updates... - Jun 3rd, 2010
Barcode happiness - II - Apr 11th, 2010
Barcode happiness - I - Apr 11th, 2010
Misc update - Jan 30th, 2010
Barcode update - Dec 29th, 2009
No luck - Dec 15th, 2009
QR codes to hit the U.S.? - Dec 13th, 2009
Misc. update (BB/2D barcodes) - Aug 22nd, 2009
QR update - May 19th, 2009
BB & 2D barcodes - Apr 21st, 2009

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