Saturday, September 17, 2011

Additional BB QR readers - XXIII


Another BB QR code reader is QR CodeFX by appsFX... (for use with OS 6 and higher). Per the web site: "As QR Codes become more popular, and useful, make sure you use this easy to user QR Code Reader from appsFX. QR CodeFX™ for BlackBerry® will read a standard QR Code and take the appropriate action on you behalf. QR CodeFX will automatically do the following when the QR Code requires it: • Launch a Browser • Make a Phone Call • Launch an Email Editor • Launch a Text Message Editor • Launch a Map with Coordinates"

(Note: this app decodes the QR code and does not take a picture that is subsequently decoded).


A quick trip to the QR Code Quality Standards Test v1.02 website shows that mostly does what it claims. It was successful with url, phone, email, and geo QR codes, decoding the QR code and launching the appropriate application. The speed to decode was pretty impressive.

However, it reported a SMS QR code that only had a phone number as "Unknown QR Code Format", and though it read a SMS number with an associated message, it failed to launch the appropriate application (see below):









However, there was no success with other QR code types, including SMS, WiFi, vEvent, vCard, and meCard QR codes... (Note: the application did not claim the ability to decode these QR codes)





The application is currently free, though it does warn that this might not be the case in the future (and they have built in registration features). A half hour of usage generated some pretty detailed (including my email address) application and device logs (the latter clocking in at over 40 screen pages of information), and this was with the standard install and not having turned on 'Debug'...




The bottom line? A quick QR code reader, albeit only for a defined subgroup of QR codes. Given this, plus the fact that there are free readers available that do a wider range of QR code types, are better integrated, can generate QR codes, and have a 'History' function, the developer would be well advised to make several improvements before converting this to a pay application... Also a little 'queasy' about the logs, and wonder how much, if any, of that information is sent to the developer.

Previous QR code reader entries:
Additional BB QR readers - XXII - QR Scan
Additional BB QR readers - XXIa - Arion & Carpet One QR Scanners
Additional BB QR readers - XXI - Arion & Carpet One QR Scanners
Additional BB QR readers - XX - Barcode
Additional BB QR readers - XIX - QR Scan Now
Additional BB QR readers - XVIII - Qrem
Additional BB QR readers - XVII - Mobio
Additional BB QR readers - XVI - intARact
BB QR readers - Biz Barcode II - Biz Barcode updated review
Additional BB QR readers - XV - CodeREADr
Additional BB QR readers - XIV - ContactScanner
Additional BB QR readers - XIII - Mception Scanner
Additional BB QR readers - XII - Biz Barcode
Additional BB QR readers - XI - QR Code Scanner
Additional BB QR readers - X - SimpleScanner
Additional BB QR readers - IX - WIMO
Additional BB QR readers - VIII - Upcode
Additional BB QR readers - VII - Lynkee
Additional BB QR readers - VI - Code Muncher
Additional BB QR readers V - Mobiletag
Further ScanLife - ScanLife
Additional BB QR readers - IV - i-nigma
Additional BB QR readers - III - Barcode Assistant
Additional BB QR readers - II - Deco, CertainTeed
Additional BB QR readers - BeeTagg, AT&T Code Scanner
BB QR Code Scanner Pro - BB QR Code Scanner Pro
Barcode Happiness - I - barcoo
No luck - Upcode
Misc update (BB/2D barcodes) - Mobiletag (also updated above)
BB & 2D barcodes - NeoReader, Microsoft Tag, ScanLife

Final note: Tested on a BB 9810 Torch II i.e. BB OS 7

No comments:

Post a Comment

 
back to top